On Nature or Refuting Naturalistic Atheism
[From The Gleams, the Twenty-third Gleam]
The way of disbelieving naturalists is extremely irrational and based on superstitious beliefs. But why are such famous, intelligent naturalist philosophers able to accept such an obviously superstitious way of thought? The fact is that they cannot discern the reality of their way, which cannot help but yield such superstitious beliefs, although it is impossible to arrive at them reasonably or to accept them. They violently attack the Qur’an and the truths and essentials of belief, condemning whatever they cannot grasp as superstitious, and base their unbelief on nature. The Qur’anic verse, Their Messengers said: “Can there be any doubt about God, the Originator of the heavens and the earth?” (14: 10), which declares the existence and Oneness of God, is in fact too obvious to require discussion. Therefore, I will try to show why this is so and why it is impossible reasonably to infer the results the naturalist philosophers have arrived at with their methods. However, since numerous proofs for the existence and Oneness of God have been elaborated in certain parts of the Risale-i Nur, I will offer here some other proofs and make a brief mention of some different proofs where necessary.
Bediuzzaman Said Nursi