Benjamin Corey’s Formerly Fundie blog is one I read regularly. Benjamin mostly writes, from a slightly radical perspective, about christianity and church in America.
But his latest blog (Why I Just Couldn’t Be An Atheist, Even If I Wanted To) discussed how he and an atheist friend sometimes discuss their respective beliefs.
I was particularly interested in these comments, which I pretty much agree with (I too often wonder about the first and I think the same about the second):
[sometimes] we engage in mutual self reflection in an attempt to understand how and why we arrived at such different ways of viewing things
For me, the option that nothing existed (no matter) then everything existed (all matter) without there being a creator to cause it all into existence, makes as little sense to me as a God belief makes to them [atheists]. That leaves me with the option that something must have eternally existed (matter or God), and when it comes to that option, believing a creator eternally existed just seems to make more sense (though both options are bit mind boggling.)
I think most readers of this blog would appreciate Benjamin’s post and the manner in which he expresses his ideas.