One wonders whether there is the possibility that religion has been redefined to include atheism or are there a section of the society that is so bent on spreading foolishness whenever they get the chance that it is impossible for them to realize the folly in their own statements.
The author tells us
Modern day atheists, at least those who take the time to have blogs, websites, and troll the internet spreading their “faith” are rabid haters and deniers of God
which for all intents is meant as an insult. It is first a claim that there is a god whom we have obstinately decided to hate, that we have a faith, that we are trolls. How are we to respond to such level of stupid?
Let us for a moment grant the believer that there are
rational grounds for religion or belief in any form of deity
could we be told what these are and how, in all that is reasonable,is wrong with challenging religion on the market place of ideas if the adherents think that it is rational to believe in talking donkeys, walking snakes and transporter fish among others.
I must have missed some memo or underground meeting where the resolution to eliminate all forms of dissent was passed. But seriously speaking, please help me, which is dissenting? To punish someone for blasphemy or to ask for the abolition of blasphemy laws?
A question is posed
why are many atheists mean, nasty, despicable people full of hate and loathing of all things religious?
and he/ she tells us
because they know they are wrong and missing out on something their religion can never offer.
Am almost tempted to ask why are so many religious so stupid?
Atheists are people. There are nasty, mean, despicable people and this has nothing to do with their religion or lack of it, and in the words of Steven Weinberg it is important to remember that
Religion is an insult to human dignity. With or without it you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.
The ad hominem attacks continue and we are told we troll the internet because we
have no moral compass
so they can behave however they want without being judged but also, the trolling, mocking, and ridicule are an effort to make themselves appear bigger by making others appear smaller.
We also troll because
Christians can go to bed at night confident in the knowledge that their eternity is secure, atheists can do no such thing.
It is amazing how shallow Christians can be. For most of them it seems there are only two alternatives, atheism or Christianity. How does the christian feel about being in the Muslim hell, or being reborn as a cat or a donkey? Is the chief requirement to being christian that you stop to use the reasoning faculties?
I would be the first to admit that
Their websites, blogs and forums are not only used to spread their message, they are also gathering spots where like-minded people prop each other up
but refuse that this is done with
but that we
whenever its adherents want to force it on our throats or claim privileges on the public square. And no, our arguments have not be debunked for decades. It is the other way round. The believer has made a claim about reality, a claim that a god exists. We have asked to be told what god is and how we can know that it is. This challenge hasn’t been answered since it was first asked. This particular apologist seems to be unaware of this fact.
I don’t know about you, but I know I don’t have
a God shaped vacuum that cannot be filled with anything but God.
It is true that we
know more about the Bible than many Christians
because we take the time to read it.
I am open to being told what universal truth atheists deny. I don’t know it. I haven’t heard it.
We are told
Atheism has no new ideas
which is interesting especially since atheism deals with one question only and that is about the existence of deities. If the believer is proposing a new conception of god, we are willing to hear what this god is and whether we can be convinced on its existence.
Science, construed broadly, I don’t think ever started as a way to undermine Christianity or religion in general but that this has happened naturally.
I think some apologists live in caves and only come out to use internet. For how would someone write that there
are no fresh discoveries in science, philosophy, or history to undermine Christianity.
I don’t know who goes to their laboratory or lecture theatre with the goal to undermine Christianity. Wouldn’t that be a tiresome way to study inflation models, behaviour of rats, or the history of the Peloponnesian war. To claim that
For years, the intellectual world has added nothing to the old and recycled ideas of Nietzsche, Freud, Marx, or Russell, a problem even Charles Darwin was aware of.
is to be an idiot of the first order. Why would a new idea be necessary if to this date we have reason to think natural selection explains the progress of life on earth, or that religion is opium of the mass or that the last Christian, if ever there was one, died on the cross? What new thing has religion taught us? What new thing has the Christian revealed to us that is useful to us here? Am patient, I will wait.
We are asked
Would anyone trust the convictions of a monkey’s mind if there are any convictions in such a mind?
And the question we must ask is why not. The monkey has learnt to alert members of the group about danger. Whether you want to call this instinct or cognition is your business. But it makes a right assessment of the situation and acts accordingly. If there is a bigger question to be asked is whether some men have developed cognitive faculties greater than a monkey’s?
No atheist scientist, if there are such, proclaims evolution as the origin of life and I stand to be corrected. Evolution theory describes how life has progressed on our planet. It is wrong on many levels to make such a claim. The first conclusion I can come to is that the author of this post knows zilch about evolution.
The claim that god is the author of meaning, morality, order and logic has been debated for so long and it is a horse that I don’t want to beat in this post.
Here and here are reflections I have written about meaning of life. I think anyone who claims that without god, life has no meaning does not think, or has refused to think through the subject.
Here and here are the author’s attempt to sell his type of nonsense.