Atheists pride themselves for relying on empirical evidence. Faith has no place. They claim it is blind acceptance. To them, it’s illogical to claim something is real that can’t be seen, heard, tasted, touched or smelled. If it can’t be measured or observed, it does not exist. They don’t pray, because they
maintain there is no one to pray to.
Any atheist can ask God for something, in sincerity; then keep asking until God answers. The answer proves His existence. It is absurd to say, ‘I did not ask for anything and I did not receive anything; therefore there is no God.’ Humans would have stopped praying long ago if answers never came.
Because prayers were answered so often, reinforcement ingrained prayer in human behavior. Atheist’s insistence on empirical investigation is precisely what Christians are doing, but atheists aren’t. Prayer is an inquiry about the resources and will of God. Does God have the resource to answer my prayer? Will He provide it to me? Every prayer experiments in faith and fact – empirical evidence.
‘Only faith can guarantee the blessings that we hope for, or prove the existence of realities that are unseen.’ (Hebrews 11:1). The words ‘guarantee’ and ‘prove the existence’ are empirical. The atheist says, ‘when I see it, I will believe it’ as though evidence first manifests visually. Is the wind visible?
Do electromagnetic waves have touchable substance? These physical forces are known by their effect on things. God is known by how He impacts people and circumstances. Atheists simply call these coincidences.
It’s tragic to never know God because of refusal to investigate. If our electricity goes out, we investigate. Did the main switch trip? Is the power company having a problem? Who would
say, ‘There is no resource, why check into it’? Atheism is intellectually fatal. It’s a philosophical choice not an evidentiary one. Atheist’s strength is their tragic flaw. They will regret it forever. “Taste and see that the LORD is good.” (Psalm 34:8) My atheist friend, you won’t see until you taste.
John Pisula, Grand Knight: [email protected]
Joe Cox, Council Lecturer: [email protected]