By Tom Quiner
Did the universe just come into being out of nothing with no cause?
Atheists say yes, theists say, no. Theists believe this intricate universe had an intelligent designer.
Dr. Peter Kreeft, author and philosopher, tells a funny story to put the debate into perspective:
When the first moon rocket took off from Cape Canaveral, two U.S. scientists stood watching it, side by side. One was a believer, the other an unbeliever. The believer said, “Isn’t it wonderful that our rocket is going to hit the moon by chance?” The unbeliever objected, “What do you mean, chance? We put millions of manhours of design into that rocket.” “Oh,” said the believer, “you don’t think chance is a good explanation for the rocket? Then why do you think it’s a good explanation for the universe? There’s much more design in a universe than in a rocket. We can design a rocket, but we couldn’t design a whole universe. I wonder who can?”