"Atheism turns out to be too simple. If the whole universe has no meaning we should never have found out that it has no meaning." - C.S. Lewis
"It just recently occurred to me exactly how backwards our society is when a person is insulted that we tell them they are NOT degenerated pond scum."
"He who affirms that Christianity makes men miserable, is himself an utter stranger to it." - C.H. Spurgeon
"When you are arguing against God you are arguing against the very power that makes you able to argue at all." - C.S. Lewis
"The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and left untried." - G.K. Chesterton
"I now maintain nothing is literally right or wrong because there is no morality…” — atheist philosopher Joel Marks
"Maybe the atheist can't find God for the same reason a thief cannot find a policeman." - Author unknown
"There is darkness without, and when I die there will be darkness
within. There is no splendor, no vastness anywhere, only triviality for a
moment, and then nothing." - Bertrand Russell
If you are an atheist you ultimately believe the same as Bertrand Russell even if you never admit it to yourself or others with such words of hopelessness. You come from nothing. You are going to nothing. Your existence is a random accident. You can claim your existence is a product of wonderful genetic mutations, sublime occurrences and evolution but that still leaves you with a problem. You have to invent a meaning for your life. Bertrand Russell was very aware that there was no meaning...no beauty...no purpose to an existence that did not begin with a Creator.
“I date my break [from atheism] from a very casual happening. I was sitting in our apartment on St. Paul Street in Baltimore. . . . My daughter was in her high chair. I was watching her eat. She was the most miraculous thing that had ever happened in my life. I liked to watch her even when she smeared porridge on her face or dropped it meditatively on the floor. My eye came to rest on the delicate convolutions of her ear — those intricate, perfect ears. The thought passed through my mind: ‘No, those ears were not created by any chance coming together of atoms in nature. They could have been created only by immense design.’ The thought was involuntary and unwanted. I crowded it out of my mind. But I never wholly forgot it or the occasion. I had to crowd it out of my mind. If I had completed it, I should have had to say: Design presupposes God. I did not then know that, at that moment, the finger of God was first laid upon my forehead.” - Whittaker Chambers, Witness (New York, 1953), page 16.
Either God is infinite or energy/matter is infinite...meaning something has always been here which absolutely boggles the finite human mind. Since science dictates that something can't come from nothing, one of those two things must be true. The problem for atheists is the Law of Cause and Effect which basically states that something can't come from nothing. Atheists like to talk about being logical and scientific and basing their beliefs on what can be observed. However, their explanations of the origins of the universe, i.e. The Big Bang Theory, directly contradict long held scientific laws.
So the very framework they cling to calls their entire belief system into question from the very beginning. That's a problem and an honest atheist will admit as much.