Question 2: I haven’t seen God, haven’t seen how God works and how He dominates the world. It is hard for me to recognize God and accept God. From my study of religious beliefs for so many years, I think that religious belief is merely a spiritual sustenance and a means to fill the spiritual vacuity of mankind. Didn't all those who believed in God finally die? No one saw which person went to heaven or hell. I see all religious beliefs as very vague and unrealistic. With scientific development and human progress, religious beliefs will likely be abandoned and eliminated. We still need to believe in science. Only science is the truth and reality, which no one can deny. Although science has not denied God, it has not witnessed the existence of God either. If science can really determine that there is God and witness that God dominates everything, then we will believe in God too. We communists just believe in science. Only by believing in science and developing science will human societies continue to progress. Science can solve many real problems of human societies. What can believing in God bring to people? Other than some temporary spiritual comfort, what else is it good for? It does not solve any practical problems. So, believing in science is more realistic than believing in God, much more realistic. We have to believe in science.
Answer: Atheism advocates science above all else, even to the point of deeming science the truth and belief. If science were the truth, why had so many scientific theories been refuted and disproved after existing briefly? This shows that science is not the truth at all. Can science solve the most realistic problems of human societies? Can science solve human corruption? Can science solve the darkness and evil of the world? Can science make people know God? Can science bring happiness and peace to mankind? Now that science has been developed to its peak, what are the consequences? Science has not brought happiness and peace to mankind. Instead, it has brought wars and disasters that threaten to destroy mankind. The ecology has been destroyed. Green food and organic food have disappeared. Isn't it true? With the development of science, human beings increasingly believe in science, deny and resist God, leading to the growing catastrophe of mankind. Just as Almighty God says, “Since mankind’s contrivance of the social sciences, the mind of man has become occupied by science and knowledge. Science and knowledge then have become tools for the ruling of mankind, and there is no longer sufficient room for man to worship God, and no more favorable conditions for the worship of God. The position of God has sunk ever lower in the heart of man. Without God in his heart, man’s inner world is dark, hopeless and empty. … Science, knowledge, freedom, democracy, leisure, comfort: these bring man only a temporary consolation. Even with these things, man will inevitably sin and bemoan the injustices of society. These things cannot restrain man’s craving and desire to explore. This is because man was made by God and the senseless sacrifices and explorations of man can only lead to more distress and can only cause man to exist in a constant state of fear, not knowing how to face the future of mankind or how to face the path that lies ahead. Man will even come to fear science and knowledge, and fear even more the feeling of emptiness. … If the people of a country or a nation are unable to receive the salvation and care of God, then such a country or nation will tread the road to ruin, toward darkness, and shall be annihilated by God” (“God Presides Over the Fate of All Mankind” in The Word Appears in the Flesh). When man advocates and believes in science, he will naturally deny the truth and deny God. What outcome will it bring? When man believes in science, he will naturally refuse to accept God’s work and salvation, and he might even resist God. When man has left God, there is no more room for God in his heart, so man will no longer receive God’s blessing. Now that mankind advocates science, advocates evil, and follows worldly trends, resulting in the widening gap between mankind and God. The whole world is becoming more and more dark and evil and increasingly more against God. The increasingly more frequent human struggles and wars have brought a variety of disasters to mankind. President Yuan, do you say science can save mankind from evil and sin? Can science let man escape the catastrophe in the last days? Can science bring mankind to a good destination? These are major issues related to the outcome and destination of mankind that science cannot solve. This is enough to prove that science is not the truth; it cannot save man. Almighty God’s expression of the truth in the last days is for the salvation of mankind. If mankind can receive the judgment and cleansing of Almighty God, it can get God’s protection amid the catastrophe and survive to be brought into God’s kingdom. This is the promise of God. Whether man can believe and accept God’s word or not, he will be able to see the fulfillment of God's word after the end of the catastrophe. Then it will be too late for regret.
Excerpted from the movie script of The Conversation