This has no place for a divine Creator and certainly not the One the Bible reveals, or the history of His works recorded in the Bible. The Bible says that such people have no excuse for adopting a view that excludes God.Romans says that they are in their unrighteousness because God’s existence is evident from what He has created (vv. Within the secular worldview, intelligent people are feverishly trying to work out clever-sounding ways to try to explain how the universe made itself, life made itself, and the diversity of life-forms on earth also made themselves. They expend much energy trying to make it seem that they really that this is a ‘scientific view’, but everything making itself from nothing contradicts something that is affirmed by every scientific experiment ever done.At its very core, science operates on the law of cause and effect; that things do not happen without something sufficient to cause them to happen. We are talking about presuppositions here; fundamental assumptions or axioms that people bring to the evidence, and which they use to interpret it accordingly.

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We all have the same evidence in the present that we interpret according to an assumed history of the origin of everything—either that things self-created somehow, or that God created them.

So, it is not ‘science versus religion’ or ‘facts versus faith’ but one faith versus another faith.

It is certainly important to show someone that their view, whatever it is, is not just ‘the facts’, but that they have brought certain assumptions (axioms) to the table for which they have no evidence, and that their presuppositions determine how they interpret facts that they then claim is evidence for their worldview.

Biblical creationists interpret the facts/data in terms of the axioms revealed by Scripture: creation about 6,000 years ago, the Fall bringing sin and death, and the global Flood.

Everyone has the same facts, such as fossils, rocks, etc. Have you ever tried to do that, but encountered a brick wall of resistance where the challenger dismisses anything you have to offer?

How one interprets those facts does depend to a great extent on one’s presuppositions—or worldview—that is brought to the table. Your friend might even say, ‘You just have faith, you have no evidence, I base my beliefs on evidence.’ What is going on here?

However one worldview does a much better job of coherently explaining the evidence, so “they are without excuse” (Romans ). Your friend is beginning with a different worldview, an over-arching view of everything through which he/she interprets the evidence.

The common non-Christian worldview in the West nowadays is secularism/atheism based upon naturalism.

From different axioms are deduced different world histories to explain how the current evidence came to be.