The atheist says, ‘I don’t believe in God.’ God says, ‘I don’t believe in atheists.’ Here’s why:
The atheist presupposes the basic reliability of the senses. But on what basis? According to the atheist, there is no standard to appeal to outside of our own senses to validate our experiences. For all he knows, he could be merely experiencing the sensation of thinking true thoughts.
C.S. Lewis once said, if there is no intelligence behind the universe and no creative mind, then nobody designed the human brain for the purpose of thinking. Lewis expands on the implications of that:
It is merely that when the atoms inside my skull happen, for physical or chemical reasons, to arrange themselves in a certain way, this gives me, as a by-product, the sensation I call thought.
But, if so, how can I trust my own thinking to be true? It’s like upsetting a milk jug and hoping that the way it splashes itself will give you a map of London.
But if I can’t trust my own thinking, of course I can’t trust my arguments leading to atheism, and therefore have no reason to be an atheist, or anything else.
Unless I believe in God, I cannot believe in thought: so I can never use thought to disbelieve in God.
Jonathan Sarfati once similarly said, “We must wonder why atheists call themselves ‘freethinkers’ if they believe thoughts are merely the results of atomic motion in the brain obeying the fixed laws of chemistry.”
This excerpt was taken from the article, ‘The proof of Christianity is the absurdity of every alternative.’