On the Blind Watchmaker, a Book by Richard Dawkins
George Shollenberger begins the dialogue by saying:: Good points Mr. Reynolds. But atheists have no excuses for not reading the Declaration of Independence and its mandate to build the USA under God.
My book, The First Scientific Proof of God, is new and different. But religions will understand this newness soon. I do not think that religion will be able to avoid science much longer. The work of Pope Benedict, for instance, is moving the Catholic Church into science quickly. So, the atheists also have no excuse for not staying up with the progress of science.
Response to me by Todd Fulmer: In response to this comment: "But atheists have no excuses for not reading the Declaration of Independence and its mandate to build the USA under God." I would say you need to familiarize yourself with Article 11 of the Treaty of Tripoli (1797), which was unanimously approved by the Senate, and makes clear in no uncertain terms that the Founding Fathers intended the U.S. to be a secular nation:
"Art. 11. As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion; as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion, or tranquillity, of Mussulmen; and, as the said States never entered into any war, or act of hostility against any Mahometan nation, it is declared by the parties, that no pretext arising from religious opinions, shall ever produce an interruption of the harmony existing between the two countries."
My response to Tod Fuller:, Thanks for stopping off here to give me this important information. But, my argument is not on secularism. The separation of Church and State is necessary. But God and Church are two different concepts. A church, mosque, or temple is the practice of their specific theory of God. Any philosopher would agree with that theory and practice are different concepts. The theory of God is a question posed by man. The question is, 'Does God exist or not?' Man created the field of theology(not a church, mosque, or temple) to answer this question for man.
My argument is that the Declaration of Independence says that our nation will assume that God exists until government has proven that God does not exist. The Declaration does not say that nation will assume that God does not exist until the government proves that God does exist. US citizens, who want to live without God, must force government to prove that God does not exist. But, at the same time, Us citizens, who want to live with God, must force government to prove that God exists.
So, the government should be forced to serve both groups. However, I have proved that God does exist in my book, The First Scientific Proof of God. I did the job that the government did not do. Government was thus unfair ever since the federal government entered into research and development (R&D) in the early years of the 20th century. Soon, it began to gave atheists an unbelievable amount of money to prove that God does not exist. They have failed. At the same time, government did not give a nickel to theists so they could prove that God exists.
The problem is that the different meanings of secularism and theology are not understood by people.
I had to become a scientist/theologian and spend my own money to prove the existence of God.