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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

The Atheist's Extreme Fail

For some reason, and I'm not sure why, those who consider themselves to be the most logical and rational among us never seem to say, “I'm an atheist because there is evidence that this is a material universe only.”

It's always, “I'm an atheist because I don't believe what those other people believe.”

This is odd coming from those who say they never believe anything unless it's been scientifically proven. Perhaps that's why atheists have repeatedly revised the definition of the term, atheist. It's gone from:
God does not exist, TO
God probably doesn't exist, TO
I don't believe in God, TO
I'm a non believer in gods.”

Atheists have chosen this last definition because a “non belief” doesn't require evidence. Materialists think that this gets them off the hook for holding a belief that does require supporting evidence. You see, atheists may fancy themselves as someone who is just a non believer in gods, but they DO believe this is a material universe only. And since that's what they DO believe, wouldn't you think, as logical, rational people, they'd want some evidence for that?

If they really were logical and rational, those who claim to be scientifically based thinkers would instead be saying something like:
. I don't believe that material things can begin to exist without an external cause because this has never been observed, tested or verified.

. I don't believe that everything material can come from literally nothing material without a material cause, because this has never been observed, tested or verified.

. I don't believe that an infinite regress of cause is tenable, because this has been scientifically refuted.

. I don't believe that the material infinite is tenable, because this has been scientifically refuted.

. I'm not going to change the definition of nothing to mean there was actually something because this is a ludicrous, absurd, illogical and an irrationally desperate thing to do.

BUT give me one example of these things occurring and I'll start believing that this is a material universe only, i.e. I'll start being an atheist.

Until then, I must believe that a Creator of some sort is the most logical explanation of why there is something rather than nothing. In fact until the above scientific facts are overturned, I'll accept that the existence of a mathematically precise, life supporting, moral universe is best explained by the existence of an immaterial Creator."

For some reason, and I'm not sure why, those who consider themselves to be the most logical and rational among us expend great amounts of time and energy explaining that they don't believe in an immaterial God because there is no material evidence for Him, other than the existence of, you know, everything.

My question to the atheist is, “Why do you care what other people believe?” Why do you spend so much time trying to take apart the beliefs that other people possess in an entity you “never even think about?” Wouldn't you be far better off trying to find scientific evidence to support what you do believe, rather than ignoring the science that refutes your beliefs?

1 comment:

  1. Any statement of non belief in God must fail
    since to know for certainty there is no God one would have to possess infinite awareness and all knowledge in the universe. In which case one would be omniscient and would be God.

    Or put another way: "To sustain the belief that there is no God, atheism has to demonstrate infinite knowledge, which is tantamount to saying, "I have infinite knowledge that there is no being in existence with infinite knowledge" --Ravi Zacharias

    We cannot empirically prove that God exists but we know it is not provable that God does not exist either and yet atheists speak as if they have powerful evidence to support that belief, but there is none. The exercise of great faith in the evolutionary myth is also required, because there is no evidence for molecules to man evolution that stands up to scrutiny. But now we are really missing the most important point here.

    As Blaise Pascal suggests (Blaise Pascal: An Apologist for Our Times), examining evidence alone is not always enough. Faith is the knowledge of the heart that only God gives. "It is the heart which perceives God and not the reason," says Pascal. "That is what faith is: God perceived by the heart, not by the reason." "By faith we know he exists," he says. "Faith is different from proof. One is human and the other a gift of God. . . . This is the faith that God himself puts into our hearts. . . ." Pascal continues, "We shall never believe with an effective belief and faith unless God inclines our hearts. Then we shall believe as soon as he inclines them."