Author Frank Turek Uses Science to Explain the Existence of God

By Carolyn VanBrocklin

On Thursday April 16 at 7:30 p.m., author Frank Turek explained how he knows that God exists.  Turek is known for co-authoring the book “I Don’t Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist” and founding The Cross Examined web site.  His argument used scientific and logical evidence in an attempt to compel the crowd to believe in God.

Frank Turek speaks to the crowd, explaining his evidence that truth and God absolutely exist.

Frank Turek speaks to the crowd, explaining his evidence that truth and God absolutely exist.

“Is life just a glorified monopoly game?” Turek said, “Or do we have a purpose?”

The speech focused on two of the points that he makes in his book: does truth exist, and does God exist.

Turek’s discussion of truth emphasized that it is the correspondence between reality, how the way things are, and belief, the way we understand things to be. The law of non-contradiction helps us to discover what is true because opposite ideas cannot be true at the same time.

Turek gave a few examples of how people try to prove that there is no truth, and the arguments that refute them using the law of non-contradiction.  For example, if someone says “there is no such thing as truth,” all you have to do is ask “is that true?”

Turek also emphasized that all truths are absolute; what is true for one person is true for “all people at all times in all places.”

Turek then used scientific data to prove that God exists.  His main argument centered on the Big Bang theory.  Using the acronym SURGE, Turek’s scientific evidence was the second law of thermodynamics, the fact that the universe is expanding, the radiation afterglow that can be seen, galaxy seeds and Einstein’s theory of general relativity.

Turek’s main point was that there have to be supernatural forces at work to start the universe, because is no one was there to create anything, why does everything exist? The Big Bang was so precise that there has to be an intelligent design behind it.galaxy

Turek said he “doesn’t have enough faith to believe there is not intelligent design.”

In addition, he said that morality itself is an argument for the existence of God.  Turek quoted C.S. Lewis’s book Mere Christianity, saying that evil shows there must be evidence of God. DNA and society alone cannot count for all of our morality.

Turek’s speech drew criticism from members of the crowd during the question and answer session.  Some still wanted answers to deeper questions, saying that if God created the universe, something had to have created Him.

Turek said he plans to come back to Elon in the fall for part two of his “I don’t have enough faith to be an atheist presentation,” covering the rest of the points he had originally wanted to make.

Watch Frank Turek speak about truth:


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One Response

  1. The assertion that if God created the Universe something must have create God, is not a “deeper question”, it is an assertion which is also an embarrassment to humanity. Anyone who has even briefly examined the cosmological argument can plainly see that.

    I wrote an article on proof God exists that you might find interesting. Here’s the link:

    http://jasonbrophy.wordpress.com/2010/05/25/proof-god-exists/

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