The author of the post in her generosity sought to teach atheists some basic facts. She writes
They (and all atheists fall into this category) make the claim that objective truth does not exist (everything is relative.) And by doing so, guess what? They are making a truth claim – that truth does not exist.
Maybe some atheists argue this but it would be more right to say all TRUTH, whatever truth maybe is subjective. Matters of fact, for which the claim a god exists are such that a negation doesn’t involve a contradiction. There is no contradiction in the statement there is no god. So that the argument? below
- Everything is relative
- Man is the result of evolution
- There is no God
which is first poorly constructed with all unrelated premises do not imply a contradiction.
Answering none to the two challenges below
That truth absolutely exists, or that you there is definitely, absolutely no transcendent source of truth?
also do not lead to a contradiction. I am afraid this theist need more education in logic than he/ she realizes.
I may add that the glass of water example she uses doesn’t give support to her thesis. Without prior knowledge that what is in the glass is water and it is portable, there is no way one could, through reason alone, come to the conclusion the author is claiming.
This loving christian tells us
One Atheist said that he’d be sorely disappointed if he found God to be real.
and I want to meet this atheist. I, too, would be very disappointed. The goddites tell us their god is all powerful, all loving and all-knowing and we have babes raped, people bombed in the name of god and omnipresence and omnibenovelence does zilch. If you are not disappointed, there is definitely something the matter with you.
Our good christian tells us we shouldn’t ask for evidence. God is hiding because he loves us. He writes
However, over the years, I’ve come to realize it’s because of His love for them that He remains silent when this question is asked.
and you realize a person will believe anything they can convince themselves is true regardless of what reason would dictate in a similar scenario. I am sure this apologist would not take my word for it if I told him there is a beautiful woman, who I haven’t seen or met nor talked but I know loves him. He would call me a liar or worse and here he is telling us, an imaginary being is hidden because he loves us so much!
The arrogance and ignorance some apologists display leave me asking which planet did they come from. Lucas writes
What began the movement to disprove God and believe in something that is unfavorable? (i.e. death is the end, life is meaningless, etc.) I believe this comes from the view of Christianity being a law giving system, rather than a relationship.
and I ask has he had of Solon, Lycurgus, Buddha, Confucius and other law givers of antiquity. And why would anyone think asking questions about the gods started with Christianity? Is their knowledge so limited?
And if, as Lucas says, we are broken, it is not our making. We cannot be expected to be better than we were made. The responsibility to change us lies with the maker, if there was one.
As I have said many times, if theists want to write about atheism, it is better to get to know what it is and we believe or do not before venturing to make a fool of oneself.
Happy weekend everyone.