Ok I would like to start anew because that last thread quickly got out of hand, and we all (including myself) got way off topic. Attacks on misquotings and even lashing out on simple grammatical errors were all prevalent. Let us concentrate on the topic at hand.
I understand atheism is simply a lack of belief. My argument is that it requires just as much faith as theism. The argument I like to use to prove this is a lack of the ability to prove the origins of everything. Of course, I understand the idea, "well we just don't know yet, and that is no reason to assert a god or gods into it." But see here is the inherent problem. We live in a universe where everything is understood by seeing particular interactions between things. And without those interactions (completely a general statement. Let us not delve into petty arguments about "well there could be different interactions which would result in different fundamental principles and such") then nothing would exist. We can go ahead and break it down, break it down again, and yet again, but we are still left with the ultimate question of how and why for the first occurrence (and again, don't get into my definition or interpretation of "occurrence. You understand what I am talking about) of anything. And science's attempt at the popular theory of the "singularity" still brings up the same question,
from where did this occur? For in a universe where everything, that at least we can understand, is understandable by the laws of science, how can one go ahead and assert a theory that brings up an unresolvable task? This question cannot be intrinsically answered by science because everything we can observe is withheld by the laws of science. How are we to explain something not within the laws of science with the laws of science? That is the same as defining a word using that word. Sure, we can explain everything after the first occurrence of itself, but not before. So you end up being stuck with a faith based belief in an "I don't know." And again, one can assert "yet." But still that means one believes something that is not proven. The same exact thing that theism promotes. Faith...