The question can be asked…what is more complex in terms of information content, quantity, and functional coherence…the issues introduced in the Christian apologetics debate on the existence of God and the truthfulness of the Bible…or the fine-tuning of the mathematical constants in physics and chemistry that support life in our universe that is one of several key evidences that argue for intelligent design?
If broken down into the smallest pieces…”bits” of information…we might find that the complexity and quantity of information in the apologetics debate exceeds or equals that which we find in DNA, the fine-tuning of the force of gravity or the expansion rate of the universe.
The complexity we find in the Christian apologetics debate …like we now find in the intelligent design debate…simply outpaces gradualistic explanations of trial-and-error development via material particles and energy alone…in a naturalistic Darwinian model.
If the apologetics argument is light-years out in front of the basic Darwinian survival-of-the-fittest explanation for this extremely advanced and sophisticated capacity in the realm of moral and intellectual reasoning…then the grounds for philosophical atheism is no longer tenable.
The irony of being a “free-thinking” atheist is: what is the point of calling oneself free-thinking if this leads back to a worldview of naturalism that has no purpose or meaning itself?
We can’t have it both ways.
We can’t argue for a worldview of naturalism that has no meaning or purpose…then insist that our argument for free-thinking atheism…outside of Christianity…has meaning.
This line of reasoning for free-thinking as a product of atheism…appears to be self-refuting…on the grounds upon which a non-theistic world is built.
The only way free-thinking works and has value is in a non-materialistic worldview that has a superior thinking, intelligent agent God…as the transcendent arbiter of an independent moral code.
No one can produce zero purpose in life. Like absolute zero friction, an absolute zero vacuum, or an absolute zero temperature…producing an absolute zero of purpose is an unattainable fiction. Zero purpose and meaning is not only impossible to achieve…it is virtually inconceivable and unimaginable.