On the creation side, the Christian bishop Dionysius of Alexandria had this to say about those philosophers:
"For there are those who, giving the name of atoms to certain imperishable and most minute bodies that are supposed to be
infinite in number, …allege that these atoms, as they were carried along by chance in the void, all clashed fortuitously against each other in an unregulated whirl. They thereby commingled with one another in a
multitude of forms. Entering into combination with each other, they gradually formed this world and all objects in it. …This was the opinion of Epicurus and Democritus. …How will we bear with these men who assert that
all those wise …constructions are only the works of common chance? …But truly these men do not reflect on the analogies of even small, familiar things that might come under the observation at any time. For, from
such things, they could learn that no object that has any value-and that is fitted to be serviceable-is made without design."