I often find that your run of the mill atheists really haven't thought things through. I suppose that is true of most people, but I thought I would explain in simple terms, what being a modern atheist really means. So we start out by defining and atheist as somebody who denighs the existance of a god.
This prompted the question, well, if god didn't do it, where did the universe come from, I mean why does the universe exist? The best and most up to date answer from world leading atheists is: nothing exploded and created everything. Yip, you see how they replaced God created everything with nothing created everything? Aparently according to atheists it is easier and cleverer to believe nothing did it than God.
Moving on to how life was created. Atheists, and this is really what they believe, the smartest and bestests like richard Dawkins believes that after nothing exploded and created everything (all dead matter that is), the rocks and water that made up earth got lucky and ended up in a nice, well freakishly perfect spot. It started to rain on the rocks, and the rocks disolved, and basically ... Life. Something about lightning and rocks and rain. Thats is serioulsy as far as their "scientific"argument goes.
Thus far we have nothing exploding, making rocks, rocks getting lucky, rocks getting wet, rock sludge getting .......(fit favourite fantasy) magically transformed in living rocks. WOW. now that is what I call science!
Then the living rock chemicals were lucky again. It turns out there was a boy and a girl chemical-gogga, and there were other dumb chemical-goggas to eat, (they also got lucky but a little less), and they had gogga babies because they were lcuky enough to know how to do stuff and what to do. Then after a billion years and a lot of lucky, the rock-soup-goggas had somehow mutated into humans. The end.
I do not have enough faith to believe that nothing exploded, created everything, that got lucky, got shocked, got somehow alive with food and sex and got to be einstein in a gazillion years.
I believe in the beginning was God, and then we can build a propper story with less lightning and luck and nothing becoming everything and such nonsens.