"For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse." Ro.1:20
Could you cite some examples, please? What aspect of the created Cosmos points specifically to (your version of) the Christian
god, and not some other, such as the god of Deism, or Allah, or Greek philosophical monotheism, or the Egyptian pantheon, etc.? Since this evidence is said to be "clearly seen," surely you
, at least, must be able to see it and point it out.
For a contrary case, I can point to quite a few examples of things which very strongly imply that an entity such as the alleged Christian deity could not be responsible for them:1) Praying mantises:
Here we have a creature whose form is an utter mockery of Christian devotion--"hands" folded in prayer, yes, but look at their mating behavior. A greater inversion of the Christian patriarchal order could hardly be imagined. Romans 1:20 would lead us to anticipate that Yahweh's moral order would be reflected throughout his creation, "so that they [humanity] are without excuse." 2) Inhospitable Cosmos:
Believers like to make the argument that the Cosmos is "fine-tuned" for (human) life. This is self-evidently false. In terms of available habitat, Earth is far better suited to dolphins and cuttlefish than for humans. The minority of one tiny planet's surface vanishes in comparison with the inconceivably vast emptiness populated only by hard radiation, temperature extremes, random sprays of dust particles with the kinetic energy of high-caliber bullets, and other dangers. It simply does not look
like a Cosmos created for the purpose of hosting a Gospel salvation-drama.3) Trillions of trillions of extra stars:
The Bible tells us that the stars were created "for times and seasons, and to give light upon the Earth." And yet, nearly all of the stars, hundreds of billions in each of at least a hundred billion galaxies, cannot possibly serve this purpose. They can't be seen or detected at all, apart from highly-sensitive scientific instrumentation, like the Hubble Space Telescope.4) An even larger number of extra planets:
We have begun to discover that planets are quite common around other stars. Based on what we have seen so far, in our own Solar System and others, barren, uninhabitable, lifeless worlds and bodies (asteroids, comets, nebulae, etc.) outnumber living worlds by a wide margin. Any other habitable world we might discover will turn out to be so incredibly far away that humans cannot ever hope to travel there. 5) The "zoo" of sub-atomic particles:
Surely a god creating a Cosmos for humans could have created one with a far more parsimonious base than the "zoo" of hundreds of different kinds of sub-atomic particles, many of which decay after some tiny fraction of a second. What are neutrinos, pi mesons, kaons, muons, etc. for
?6) Every animal referred to in the Bible as "unclean" or "an abomination unto the Lord:"
Self-explanatory: why would Yahweh create creatures that disgust him?7) The Duck-Billed Platypus:
I could keep this up all day.