A lively Atheist named Antzilla said to me
"I mean for people thousands or even hundreds of years ago to believe this crap I understand. But today 2010 ACE (AC) with all the knowledge available to believe creationism you would have to really, really try to bypass your intellect or have no intellect, or be brainwashed since a child."
Then he quoted, I believe, another Atheist Brad Reddekopp "If people don't want their beliefs laughed at, then they shouldn't have such funny beliefs"
I gave him a couple of recent quotes to help him along. Then after reading some more quotes that were quite inspirational, I thought it would be good to include some as a post now and then. So now I feel the need to highlight the champions that stand on God's Word and possibly face persecution in their fields for doing so.
The first one a couple of days ago was Robert Jastrow (b. 1925) PhD. Physics, recipient of NASA Medal for Exceptional Scientific Achievement.
"At present, science has no satisfactory answer to the question of the origin of life on the earth. Perhaps the appearance of life on the earth is a miracle. Scientists are reluctant to accept that view, but their choices are limited; either life was created on the earth by the will of a being outside the grasp of scientific understanding, or it evolved on our planet spontaneously, through chemical reactions occurring in nonliving matter lying on the surface of the planet. The first theory places the question of the origin of life beyond the reach of scientific inquiry. It is a statement of faith in the power of a Supreme Being not subject to the laws of science. The second theory is also an act of faith. The act of faith consists in assuming that the scientific view of the origin of life is correct, without having concrete evidence to support that belief."
Until the Sun Dies (1977) pp. 62-63
Today the quote is from John Lennox (Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford and Fellow in Mathematics and Philosophy of Science)
"The fact that there are scientists who appear to be at war with God is not quite the same as science itself being at war with God. For example, some musicians are militant atheists. But does that mean music itself is at war with God? Hardly. The point here may be expressed as follows: Statements by scientists are not necessarily statements of science. Nor, we might add, are such statements necessarily true; although the prestige of science is such that they are often taken to be so."
God's Undertaker (2007) p.18