I wanted to make the point what I'm investing in this exercise. I'm not doing this as a persuasive apologetic. So, I'm not trying to get anyone to see things my way. I'm simply trying to explain why I am still a Christian. That's all.
Continuing in this thought (taking one philosophical possibility at at time) of why I'm not a atheist, the next big reason is that the universe rest on a grid. What I mean is the order of the universe is profound. The order, in my opinion, begs of a personal creator. The order is such that Albert Einstein could sit in his office, scribble with calk on a black board, and figure out . . . mathematically . . . profound truths about the universe that later would be proven to be true in experimental physics.
It has taken me a long time to make this post because I was looking for the time when I could do the research to give examples of this order, but I've decided not to. You know the stuff. A lot of it is used by the Intelligent Design movement and they have many books describing the precise order of the universe. But I will simply say, that an important factor, for me personally . . . and this is after a huge amount of honest thinking about this . . . is that the universe is on a grid. But I think that this is one of those areas that we all take for granted. But it deserves a lot of thought.
The atheist have intellectual gymnastic moves to get of this absurdity (absurd if you are an atheist) and the main one is the poly-universe concept. I just heard it mentioned on NPR's "Science Friday" again yesterday. They simply say that the Big Bang created billions of universes, however, only this one had order and the others were all filled with the chaos that you would expect from a accidental freak of the Big Bang. However, only an orderly universe would have survived long enough for life to have evolved. No one would have known that the universe was here unless it had stayed stable long enough for life to evolve to the point of intelligence that is high enough to recognize that the universe is here. So there you go . . . back to the labyrinth in the middle.