Wednesday, March 16, 2011
"I thought for sure Ray said he would stop misrepresenting atheism a long time ago." DBW
There are no rules with atheism. They have no pope to wave at them and tell them what to do. They don't have an Atheist Bible to instruct them, and so they don't even have a clear agenda as to what they are supposed to be doing.
Some believe that nothing created everything (see sidebar video for a list), while others deny that any say such thing, in spite of the evidence. Some say that they don't know what created everything. Some won't even use the word "created," because it signifies you-know-Who.
Some believe nothing created everything, but that the "nothing" they believe in, wasn't nothing. They think it was something, but not God.
Some say that they "know" that God doesn't exist. Others say that you can't know because you need to be omniscient (like God) to know everything. Some Atheists say that they have no beliefs, while others rightly say that it's lame to say such a thing.
Some atheists admire Richard Dawkins and believe anything he says as though it were gospel, while others don't. They say that he doesn't speak for them. Some think macro evolution and micro evolution are the same thing, when they're not. Others know the difference. Some believe that the rumblings of Nature are Nature making cruel improvements, others don't.
Some Atheists think that they are primates, and some aren't so sure when they think about it. Some think that the earth is eternal, and some know that such a belief is scientifically impossible because of the Second Law of Thermodynamics.
The list is never-ending because with "no-rules atheism," anything goes. Their beliefs are so diverse, there's no way anyone could correctly represent them or what they believe, even if they wanted to.
I'm sure you would agree with me when I say that no two human beings can agree on any one thing. This is because human nature has been utterly corrupted by sin. We all think that we are right. Husbands disagree with wives, children with parents, and neighbors fight like cats and dogs. Catholics disagree with other Catholics, Moslems with Moslems, politicians fight each other tooth and nail, and Christians bicker with each other big time.
Despite the confusion in all this, God is faithful to lead you if you are seeking truth. Just open a Bible and humbly pray for His direction.
The Scriptures simplify the whole complexity of contention with this wonderful truth: "He who has the Son, has life" (1 John 5:11-12). It's a light in the darkness of these times. God knows those that love Him and who are His, and that's all that will matter in eternity.
Posted by Ray Comfort on 3/16/2011 07:59:00 AM
My "Misrepresenting" Atheism