A little story in honor of St. Darwin from a few years ago:
Once upon a time, a man took a long trip on a boat to a faraway island to look at birds and bugs and think about the origin of life. He came up with a Theory that nothing became everything all by itself, and he wrote a book about it.
His friends liked the book very much and began to look for all sorts of evidence to support the Theory. They searched up and down, high and low to find all sorts of things that proved how nothing became everything all by itself.
Soon they all got together and formed a little club called “Friends of the Theory.” They began to insist that the Theory was the only possible explanation for all the evidence they had gathered to support the Theory. They refused to play with anyone who questioned the Theory or even to talk with them.
“How can nothing do something?” a wise old man once asked, scratching his head in confusion. "It just doesn’t make sense." The Friends the Theory laughed at the old man and threw stones at him and called him names. “Religious stupid head,” they yelled, which made the old man very sad.
Then the Friends of the Theory went to a judge so that no one could say anything bad about the Theory ever again. The judge ruled the Theory that nothing became everything all by itself was “science” and not religious stupid head stuff.
The Friends of the Theory were very happy with the judge. “See, all the smart people agree with us,” they said. “And anyone who doesn’t agree with us is a religious stupid head.”
And that, my children, is how everyone came to believe that nothing became everything all by itself.
The moral of the story is: When people believe nothing, they will believe anything.
For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. (Romans 1:19-20)