His real question was: Would anybody even notice? God is, after all, invisible. And he doesn't speak with an audible voice. How long would it be before anybody noticed God was gone?
Let's think in terms of nuclear physics and subatomic particles. Here's what I mean:
This means that, clustered together in every nucleus of every atom of every element in the whole universe (except hydrogen), protons are huddled together. Multiple protons (positively charged) ... living right next to each other.
But wait a minute. Like charges repel. What makes the protons cling to each other? It isn't the neutrons that might be huddling there with them in the nucleus (some nuclei don't have any neutrons at all). And it isn't the lightweight electrons spinning around in their orbits.
There must be a force that holds the protons together
(and there is ... scientists now call it the "strong" nuclear force. Labeling something doesn't really explain it).
It must be something that (1) existed before matter itself existed because (2) it's what holds the universe together.
Colossians 1:17 (which was written long before there were any quantum theories) says:
"He [Jesus Christ] is
before all things,
in him all things hold together."
Max Planck, in his Nobel Prize acceptance speech, put it like this:
"All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force which brings the particles of an atom to vibration and holds this minute solar system of the atom together . . . . We must assume behind this force the existence of a conscious and intelligent mind."
If God ceased to exist, every atom in the universe would instantly become an atomic bomb (see II Peter 3:10).
Thank you, and good night.