To the measure that – in a God-centered universe – an image is the means by which order is created, atheists to be truly consistent must deny their own existence. Why? Because insofar as every image defines an interface between order and disorder, the finite and the infinite. If matter precedes mind, there is then no way to explain the origin of the Universe. If matter, not God, is fundamental, then the link between the brain and consciousness cannot be fathomed.
As noted in several other posts, the interface between order and disorder is meaningless apart from an order-sustaining mechanism – which, given the way sensory information from the entire body mass feeds into the energy-regulating limbic core of the brain, proves that mass, light and energy can be unified solely by the primacy of mind and the necessity of its immersion into the expectable specificity of an image as the means by which order is established and sustained.
Think of an image as the actual process of thwarting infinity and/or weightlessness. The binding of multiple qualia in the brain into a single image (or, at the subatomic level, the unification of the elementary particles of matter) is, in other words, the event which restrains an otherwise accelerating tendency toward disorder and nonexistence. And since all organized matter (anything with mass) must initially complexify, only an image cuts the mustard with respect to creation. Atheism has no way to explain how order first appears and continues to win out over disorder. To say that God must be excluded from “good” science is a flawed worldview where matter and time (billions of years) are worshipped instead of God.
It is not coincidental that the many hierarchically-arrayed feedback loops of the brain all end, sooner or later, in the limbic brain and that accordingly the entire body mass is anticipated in the guise of an image. Therefore an image, invariably fused with awareness of the body as a whole, is literally the anticipation of finite survival. In a nutshell, in a personal God-centered universe, “anticipation” and a “tendency toward” are one and the same. Whatever is anticipated is being creatively formed. The reader hopefully gets the point – that in a God-centered Universe “consciousness” and the process of remaining “finite” are identical. In the image of God.