A Wikipedia search for the discovery of the atom produces an exhaustive bit of information. Hundreds of references and links will reveal that many scientists world-wide spent their entire lives searching for mathematical and physical evidence of the smallest particle of matter. But where did even the concept of this particle originate?… Philosophy!… Not science but an idea! …..Faith!
Why are not these people laughed off the stage of science, logic or reason?
In 600 BC Jainism calls atoms Paramanu which can neither be created nor destroyed. It is eternal, i.e., it existed in the past, exists in the present and will continue to exist in the future. It is the permanent basis of the physical existence. The entire physical existence is composed of these ultimate atoms. How could he have known this? No science here!
And for the past 2000 – 3000 years we have had mathematicians and scientists devoted their whole lives to the pursuit of truth with regard to the science of the unseen but the “God mockers” today accept their findings without reservation or vitriol.
Jeremiah was called to prophetic ministry in c. 626 BC, a Hebrew contemporary of Jainism.
Jeremiah 29:13 “When you look for me, you will find me. When you wholeheartedly seek me, I will let you find me, declares the LORD.”
But what is the foundation for their acrimony? Is an acknowledgment of God and His word a painful smack against their logic or reason that they feel threatened? Not when it comes to atoms.
Recently I watched a short YouTube clip of Bill Maher and Ralph Reed. Of course Bill and his constituents found their purpose fulfilled when they mocked Mr. Reed and Christians for their belief in God, Jesus and the Holy Bible. The profane condescension of Bill and the uncivil comments left by his followers on YouTube (warning) should be enough to convince you of their position against the Christian world view. It’s easy to see that Bill Maher believes what he argues with passion and exploits his views for profit as it substantiates his audiences’ philosophies. He got a big laugh from the crowd when he mocked God as well. (It’s these kinds of people God loves to save)
But where is the logic that they profess as good reason for their rancor?
I declare it is nothing more than a pure hatred of the idea that there could be an established moral law, designed for our happiness here on earth, by an eternal God. To agree with Christians that there is an unseen Being that created us and our universe for His pleasure is beyond the pale in their view.
Has Bill Maher or his fans ever seen an atom? I doubt they have, yet they believe it exists. Why? Because many who searched for the atom’s existence over the past 200 years with all their hearts have proclaimed the atom to be real.
Well I say God is real as well, but people like Bill have never taken the time nor the interest to find Him. And their sinful nature and corrupt minds would rather demagogue those who have searched and found Him than take them at their word.
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.
But if from there you seek the LORD your God, you will find him if you seek him with all your heart and with all your soul.
Bill would sing a different tune if he only took the time….but sadly of course if he doesn’t redeem the time……he has all eternity to regret that he didn’t.