Storks, Bananas, and Atheists
Recently I watched a series of videos regarding atheism, particularly those featuring Mr. Richard Dawkins, a leading evolutionist and atheist. I want to briefly discuss an absurd position in the very foundation of basic evolution theory, and to help you become more fully convinced for yourself.
In the first video (no need to watch, but in case you're curious) - you will see Mr. Dawkins discuss the preacher Ray Comfort's thoughts on the banana. Mr. Dawkins then indicates he won't debate a creationist because that would be like a reproductive scientist (the evolutionist) debating an advocate of "Stork Theory" (the creationist). I have included the text of Mr. Comfort's statement below, and I admit, if you only discuss the portion Mr. Dawkins does (the second paragraph), Mr. Comfort's argument seems quite absurd. But read the full text and you'll see Mr. Comfort's point.
Now Mr. Dawkins, as you can see in his interview with Ben Stein featured below, takes issue with creationists because he says creationists believe that all of life, all of the universe, everything that exists, came from nothing. He basically says something cannot come from nothing, and therefore God cannot be real and creation theory cannot be true. But what is simply amazing is that Mr. Dawkins openly acknowledges that evolution cannot explain the original existence of anything, and that neither can any of science.
Now let me briefly discuss worldly science's current view on the universe's origin as best as I understand it, and please remember I was an English major. Essentially, worldly science believes that the formation of the universe as we know it began with the Big Bang. Stephen Hawking, world famous theoretical physicist, now believes that the Big Bang was a "singularity," or a reverse black hole. Whereas a regular black hole sucks in, a singularity spews out. Now that sounds simple, but then it can get incredibly complicated, with quantum mechanics (particle movement) and string theory. But worldly science has no explanation for the origin of the stuff that the singularity spewed out, it just was somewhere else and now it is here. Worldly science has no answer for the original existence of all things, nor does it pretend to.
So what is the glaring, in fact blindingly clear, inconsistency? Evolutionists fault creationists because they say we believe something came out of nothing. But that is exactly what they believe. They have zero explanation for the original origin of anything. And they admit this. They want you to believe that the universe, in one form or another (atom, particle, Big Bang, or whatever) has always existed. They want you to believe it had no creation, but that it always has been. But that means that this "something" that we call our entire universe, came from nothing.
And this is where the atheists and evolutionists and worldly scientists find themselves. Their entire thought process bends back on itself and sucks into itself as if it were a black hole of logic. They want to explain the origin of everything, really by trying to debunk true explanations, yet they can't explain the original origin of anything. They will search deeper and deeper, trust me they will, and they will get farther and farther into atom smashers and particle behavior and reactions, but they will never find what they seek, because they have already closed the door to the truth.
Mr. Dawkins likens us to advocates of stork theory, saying that we believe everything comes from nothing, that we have no science. But don't you see, he is the stork theorist. He believes something comes from nothing. He believes everything comes from nothing. He has no science to back his claims that everything always was. In fact, the idea that it was always here, and therefore somehow materialized from nothing, defies science. He has nothing. The devil has him defeated in an endless, circular, logical prison, and he has no idea. Sure, we can talk all day about how men look like monkeys. BUT WHERE DID THEY ALL COME FROM?
"The fool says in his heart, 'There is no God.'" (Psalm 53:1)
Mr. Dawkins, while mocking Mr. Comfort's discussions on the banana, misses the real point. The miracle is not the banana's features, but that the banana exists at all. Moreover, Mr. Dawkins incorrectly states the creationist view, at least the Christian one. We do not believe God came out of nothing, but rather that God always was and always will be. Nothing can originally come from nothing. But God can create anything, and God did create everything. God always was, and everything else came from Him.
Do not be deceived. You did not come from nothing. This universe did not come from nothing. God, in His infinite wisdom, and in His eternal existence, created the Heavens and the Earth. And He created you too. Look around outside anytime, anywhere, and say to yourself, "Everything I see just happened." See if you really believe it.
See here the text of Mr. Comfort's banana discussion:
"It's my theory of where the soda can may have come from. Billions of years ago, there was a big bang in space. Nobody knows what caused the big bang, it just happened. And from this bang issued this huge rock, on top of the rock was found a sweet, brown bubbly substance. And over millions of years, aluminum crept up the side, formed itself with a can and a lid and then a tab. And then millions of years later, red paint, blue paint, white paint fell from the sky and formed itself into the words '12 fluid ounces - Do not litter'."
"You're saying, 'What are you doing, you're insulting my intellect' - and so I am. Because we know, if the can is made there must be a maker. If it's designed there must be a designer. To believe the soda can happened by chance is to move into an intellectual-free zone... is to have an echo when you think... is to have brain liposuction"
"Behold, the atheists' nightmare. Now if you study a well-made banana, you'll find, on the far side, there are 3 ridges. On the close side, two ridges. If you get your hand ready to grip a banana, you'll find on the far side there are three grooves, on the close side, two grooves. The banana and the hand are perfectly made, one for the other. You'll find the maker of the banana, Almighty God, has made it with a non-slip surface. It has outward indicators of inward contents - green, too early - yellow, just right - black, too late. Now if you go to the top of the banana, you'll find, as with the soda can makers have placed a tab at the top, so God has placed a tab at the top. When you pull the tab, the contents don't squirt in your face. You'll find a wrapper which is biodegradable, has perforations. Notice how gracefully it sits over the human hand. Notice it has a point at the top for ease of entry. It's just the right shape for the human mouth. It's chewy, easy to digest and its even curved toward the face to make the whole process so much easier. Seriously, Kirk, the whole of creation testifies to the genius of God's creation."