Hey, just saying it is controversial nowadays! I’d like to explain why in this post. Here are some of my reasons:
1. Scientifically, it makes sense. Look into astrophysics. I’d encourage you to check out this resource compliments of the Magis Center of Reason and Faith: http://www.magisreasonfaith.org/files/pdfs/magis_factsheet.pdf
The most obvious scientific proof of a creator God is the Big Bang. The Big Bang means that there was a beginning, that before, there was nothing, and then after, there was something. But wait, how is this possible? In physics we learn that out of nothing, nothing comes. If the ball is rolling along a plane with no forces on it, it will simply continue rolling exactly how it has been. Well, this nothing was happening, and then all of a sudden things were happening! The Big Bang happened! Therefore, the most reasonable explanation is that there is some sort of creator God, because something happening out of nothing is simply improbable! There is way more scientific evidence, especially science that shows how improbable the possibility of life was even though it still happened.
Here is Fr. Robert Spitzer of the Magis Center of Reason and Faith:
2. We yearn for more. And more. And more. Cue the Black Eyed Peas song “Just can’t get enough” for this part..
Think about it, if you could have the world, would you take it? Of course you would. But would you be satisfied even then? Probably not. That’s an extreme example. How about a simple thing: how many oreo cookies does it take to satisfy you? For me, as long as the milk hasn’t ran out, I’m going to keep going. As a child, after school I would eat and eat and eat those wonderful things! Extrapolate that to everything that we do in life. What is the reason for that? The reason is obviously that we were made for life to the infinite, infinite love, infinite joy! Some faiths like the Buddhists try to resolve this problem by “removing themselves from the world.” As Christians, we know that God created us for Him, and as St. Augustine said, “Our hearts are restless until they rest in you.” By being with God one day, we will finally be satisfied.
3. Experience. This would have to be both the experience of knowing God’s presence, answered prayers, and the experience of the Christian community. Honestly, I’m pretty sure I’ve had out of body experiences. In these times, it’s just a moment of weirdness and feeling all disconnected, and then all of a sudden I’m back and I have to look around and blink and stuff. It’s like I forget where I am. Answered prayers are pretty darn obvious. Maybe the most remarkable part about them are the ones that were “crazy,” there were a couple of those for sure. And then what’s so cool is seeing how black and white the difference is between the Christian community and regular American society. This is something that most people haven’t experienced, though, unfortunately.
4. Miracles. Even the secular press saw the predicted miracle anticipated by three little children of the sun in Fatima, Portugal, in 1917 and reported it. Have you heard of the incorrupt bodies of some Saints? Check it out, you can literally visit them in person too: http://www.catholicapologetics.info/library/gallery/incorrupt/incorrupt.htm