(Also see the article: Atheist Friends )
Here is a quote from a book by avowed atheist Richard Dawkins called: The God Delusion
"A designer God cannot be used to explain organized complexity because any God capable of designing anything would have to be complex enough to demand the same kind of explanation in his own right. God presents an infinite regress from which he cannot help us escape. This argument, as I shall show in the next chapter, demonstrates that God, though not technically disprovable, is very very improbable indeed."He states: "God ... is very, very improbable"? Does "God answer to us" or do "we answer to God"? Mr. Dawkins, for all his brilliance, seems to have his pivotal foundational presuppositions backwards. God answers to man? What? How many dimensions are there? All that is answers to human understanding?
What if the Maker decided to create it all, then hide in another dimension and give us "zero" evidence? Some ancient greek philosophers believed that; God wound up the universe then went elsewhere. In theory that is possible, isn't it? Or, suppose He (... or "she/it/they") chose to create us for torment? (Some people today believe such a theology, to explain the misery in their lives.)
Is it possible that God has chosen an environment whereby we are all placed into in this life (like an aquarium) with limited or almost no view of the outside? Now though in modern times we know that there are more dimensions, perhaps ten in all, but we cannot see outside the few that we humans operate within. We must surmise or humbly try to understand reality, but with such limited information. What if that God selectively chooses to reveal Himself to certain persons, consistent with His hidden purposes? And this Maker, One whom a proud man like Richard Dawkins may never meet in this lifetime, is consistent with the Alpha&Omega revealed as the God of the Bible? Theoretically, isn't this possible?
The God of the Bible has made it clear that He doesn't reveal Himself to the proud. They can stumble around in prideful, willful ignorance if they want to.
James 4:6 "But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble."
When an atheist crosses his arms and claims that the Christian "Can't prove God to him!" I answer that he or she is right! Not any more! Go figure! Look again at what the Bible says about our attitudes in this.
1 Peter 5:5b "... for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble."
Matthew 11:25 "At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes."
The God of the Bible reveals Himself to persons - selectively! Let the atheists make their claims, pretending that the God of this incredible huge expanse of a universe must answer to their understanding, or else He must not be there (they think).
Matthew 16:17 "And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed [it] unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven."
Luke 17:30 "Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed."
Romans 9:13-15 "As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated. What shall we say then? [Is there] unrighteousness with God? God forbid. For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion."
Romans 9:21 "Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour?"
The "Potter", our Maker, has power over us. Dawkins can remain in ignorance and in resentment or anger against God if he wants. God resists the proud and the "wise". We mere mortals are but clay.
Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 "Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter:
Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.
For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing,
whether it be good, or whether it be evil."