Neither our mindly experience nor the moment of the big bang are in any way mysterious or "special" events.Creating, shaping, etc. it doesnt matter, the point is that subjectivity influences matter. Whether this subjectivity actually initiates completely new quantum events, or completely novel ideas, dreamworlds, etc. doesnt matter for now. U say its natural, and i agree, and this also demonstrates that the idea of a god is not in principle supernatural. If its natural when our own minds do it, why would it be supernatural when it happens at some other point in time, for instance at the moment of the big bang.
Partly there you are right here, since we need to think of matter in a dialectical way. The activity of life and conscioussness is what in fact causes this seperation of consciousness and subjective minds and the outside, external material world (that what is reflected in our consciousness). They form in fact a dialectical unity of opposites, in which neither exists without the other, they have no seperate meaning.I agree, matter as we know it is just the properties we have observed it to have. However, those properties which u hold to be fundamental, do not in any way describe the act of observing. Thats why materialism only tells half the story of whats going on.
But u think materialism justifies claiming that atheism does not require faith?
It is more drastic and radical then that. The red dot only exists because the rest of the room is blue and vice versa. You need to think of them (consciousness, versus matter) in a dialectical way as a unity of opposites.Of course conscious experience is evidence against materialism. The red dot in the room is evidence that the room isnt all blue. U are using the basic assumption of materialism(brain produces consciousness), as an argument for materialism!
The same is to say there is no objectivity without subjectivity, no light without dark, no positive without negative, etc. Both determine each other and can not exist without each other.
So in this way conscioussness does not disproof materialism (nor does materialism disproof consciousness), and both can be united as dialectical materialism.