My husband, for all intensive purposes is sort of an Agnostic. He believes that there is a God, supreme being, creator of the universe, etc. What he's not so sure about is does God still play a part in our lives today and has he ever. This actually makes a little sense to me. The reason is because when it comes to matters of faith, it's really hard to give irrefutable proof. Some will say the Bible is irrefutable testimony to the existence of Jesus as God as well as testimony from church fathers and disciples of the apostles. But a lot of people ignore that as delusional. Understandable. I believe that the Greek/Roman gods are myths despite all the texts and alleged eyewitness testimony. Heck, entire Protestant denominations ignore texts discussing the consecration of the Holy Eucharist. So I can fathom why a person would choose to ignore the obvious.
The difference between Hubby and an atheist is not their scientific thought/philosophy. My husband is a scientist, after-all. And what he does specifically is figure out the age of rocks from space. That's how we know how old the solar system is. Therefore one can conclude that the Fundamentalist/Creationist take on the age of the Earth is total bunk. Even the Church says that.
No, the difference is that after all the calculations are over Hubby acknowledges that something doesn't come from nothing. That's not science. It's not physics, which is what Hubby has a degree in. We learn from science that matter is neither created nor destroyed. Yet, somehow we're here. So at some point, we were created from nothing. That somehow something came into being.
There are a number of scientific theories about how stuff became: how were planets formed, humans formed, etc. That's how it was formed. The question that also should be asked is why or who did this. This is the question that Hubby has asked himself and naturally concluded, using science and reasoning, that the answer points to Creator God.
Now an Atheist would try to argue their way out of a paper bag using logic and science. But again they are forgetting that energy is neither created nor destroyed and matter is neither created nor destroyed. Something got here. It's not logical or scientific to assume that matter and energy just always was.
An Atheist might say, "where's the proof?" and I say, "Where's your proof?" And that's where faith enters the picture. An atheist can hide their heads in the sand and try to convince me that I'm the deluded one. But they offer no proof as to how something can come from nothing and go against science as we know it. That is a faith based philosophy. I'm sorry, Atheist friends, you're deluding yourselves into believing that God doesn't exists simply because you don't want Him to.
Where is my irrefutable proof? Look around you. Something did come from nothing. We aren't just a bunch of chemical processes and matter that sprung into being. We came from somewhere. And logic and science proves that.