In the view of those-in-the-know, a creator God is only an imagined construct, an archaic notion that only children and moronic adults would claim is objective Truth. Scripture tells us that Pontius Pilate asked rhetorically “what is truth?” shortly before he gave Jesus over to those who would kill him. Similarly, the post-modernists de-construct God and hope to de-construct anyone who claims He exists.
During the heyday of scientific discovery, the Renaissance, early scientists sought a truth hidden from sight. Their faith told them that a Creator lay behind the physical world and they were attempting to understand how He organized His universe.
Currently, many supposed scientists, many of them careerists and toadies, have decided that the Null hypothesis is the measure of all things and that science can get along without truth or God just fine. These careerists are happy to dump what they believe is the unnecessary baggage of faith.
While Science as a method of observation and hypothesis-testing is extremely powerful, as a philosophy of life, science is woefully deficient. To leap from closely reasoned arguments supported by particular results to the conclusion that Science is the sine qua non of human understanding is a leap of faith, not a scientific conclusion. This speaks to the need of people to have faith in something, but it treats faith as an exercise of the imagination, not as a response to a Creator. Such folks believe that they are tolerant because, like Pontius Pilate, they say, “What is truth?”
When Newton postulated the Law of Gravity, he saw it as a revelation of God’s master hand. Newton was a genuine scientist who believed in God; those who deny it today are engineers who have conferred upon themselves the title of scientist.