People that lived through the early high Middle Ages believed the universe and the earth as completely different placed with different laws acting on them coinciding with their belief in the separation of the good of God from the evil of Satan (Perry 402). In that same way, a lot of Christian Atheists attempt to separate their “belief” in God from the fact they know about science when in actuality the two are molded together. Aristotle’s primum movens presents a solid argument to this day (except for the few who honestly believe the universe is eternal). This is the argument that everything that’s anything has a cause including creation (hence first cause). Some rest easy in the fact God sparked all creation and let us settle for ourselves. This is extremely convenient for separating faith and science and evading accountability; however, faith and science are entwined.
From the creation of the world His invisible attributes, that is His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what He has made.
Romans 1:20 (HCSB).
The heavens are telling of the glory of God;
And their expanse is declaring the work of His hands.
Day to day pours forth speech,
And night to night reveals knowledge.Psalm 19:1-2 (NASB)
These are great verses, and Vern S Poythress really puts it into perspective in his book Redeeming Science. Not only is there the Law of Human Nature, but there is also Natural Law or regularities of the universe. These reliabilities of law can be trusted because God sustains them. God says, “While the earth remains, Seedtime and harvest, And cold and heat, And summer and winter, And day and night Shall not cease” (Gen 8:22 NASB). Science depends on the fact that there are regularities in the world; therefore, science depends on God. Poythress continues to bring out fourteen attributes that God and natural law shares: immutability, invisibility but obvious presence, true, etc…(13-22). God is revealing Himself with every action, consistency, and created thing around us. It may be easy to use God for first cause and leave him there, but without Him there would be no regularities, no natural law, no science. God is looking for our all when most of us are looking for excuses; however, Romans 1:20 and Psalm 19 are quite literal in meaning and all people are “without excuse”. It may be convenient to be a Christian Atheist, but it is not logical.