Recently I have been visited by a group of “Atheists” who seem hell bent on either weakening my faith or loosening my resolve or I don’t know what they are doing. I believe it is just a spiritual circumstance of being a Christian. So I have written this article to help me in the future as I will be referring all atheist visitors here, rather than waste my time arguing with them about what is outside of their skill set at the current moment to comprehend. I pray all find our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
So here are my thoughts on Atheism. The belief that there is no rhyme or design to the universe. I say this because if there were a rhyme or a design it would dictate that there must be a rhymer or a designer and this is rejected by Atheists. They don’t necessarily adhere to the theory of evolution or any prescribed plan of anything, they may or they may not. We just somehow are, and we live and die, just as some random animal in the forest. I find this a depressing worldview, but it’s theirs and so lets examine it closer to see if it is congruent, cohesive or even sane. They criticize Christians often, believing we live under an oppressive yoke of religion, I would counter-claim that they live under an oppressive yoke of non-reason in the name of reason.
You didn’t come from anywhere? You are going nowhere? And your life has as much purpose as a rabbit that has been eaten by a pack of coyotes? Because your claim to there being no God is always there is no proof of his existence. Well in your world view there is no proof of a unified purpose, because in having a purpose one must adhere that there was a plan in order to provide the need for said purpose. Without a plan there is no willed purpose. Rabbit hole number 1 = Because purpose is an abstract idea, just as God, there is no way to prove a purpose for anything actually exists. If you are only as valuable as a rabbit, that lived just to be a meal for another creature, then why bother being educated? Ahhhhh, because being educated makes you “feel good” right? You feel accomplished? Satisfied with exercising your brain in a way that gives your life some sort of one-dimensional meaning? How do we even claim that intelligence exists then? Ahhhh its an abstract idea correct, the proof of it is measured in our “performance and remembrance” of ideas? And what do tell are ideas? They in all factual means of the word DO NOT ACTUALLY EXIST – some philosophers thought they were random electrical surges in a hunk of meat called our brain.
“With me the horrid doubt always arises whether the convictions of man’s mind, which has been developed from the mind of the lower animals, are of any value or at all trustworthy. Would any one trust in the convictions of a monkey’s mind, if there are any convictions in such a mind. ” – Charles Darwin
The Atheist says prove to me that God exists. I say prove to me love exists. Or even a reason for love to exist. But you feel love, you know it exists, but outside of your emotional feeling there is no fact to substantiate love exists. I remember in psychology class the teacher telling us of how in aboriginal tribes in Australia if a baby is born in a drought, the mother takes it aside and bashes its skull in with a rock, to be sympathetic and loving of course. I remember how the teacher, a female, coldly described this like saying “after class place your papers on my desk”. To her, genocide was absolutely acceptable and actually necessary to compassion. Which takes us down the rabbit hole to all sorts of things that do not exist in a scientific “reason only” universe. Morality, compassion, the ability to conclude right from wrong. Which in all actuality and reality is governed by yep you guessed it “a feeling”. A feeling cannot be seen, touched, smelled or tasted. It can not be bottled, or reproduced in a petri dish – in all actuality it does not exist according to your standard of determining what exists and what doesn’t it.
“Among the scenes which are deeply impressed on my mind, none exceed in sublimity the primeval forests undefaced by the hand of man; whether those of Brazil, where the powers of Life are predominant, or those of Tierra del Fuego, where Death and Decay prevail. Both are temples filled with the varied productions of the God of Nature: no one can stand in these solitudes unmoved, and not feel that there is more in man than the mere breath of his body. ” — Charles Darwin
You can’t measure God with a yardstick and feelings by volume. You must use the same measuring stick, and if God does not exist than neither do feelings. Boths existence is based upon a feeling that can neither be extracted and deduced to its composition or make-up.
If we keep going down that rabbit hole we come to conclude that outside of your own mind you cannot actually prove ANYTHING exists. You ever have a dream that was so real it changed the way you functioned in your waking state? One time I dreamed I ate pizza and so much of it I got sick and threw up, for almost a year I couldn’t eat pizza. But the pizza in the dream wasn’t real or was it? But that isn’t even the most conclusive nail in the coffin of this whole debaucherous idea of no God, no reason, no designer, no creator…to me it is crazy talk by a group of people grasping at straws who are afraid that God does exist so they spend their lives like Oscar Wilde who on his death bed proclaimed “Bring me a preist!” because he knew he had made a grave error.
“What is it that, when present in a body, makes it living? — A soul.” – Socrates
The Atheist says prove God exists, scientifically prove God exists, outside of your personal experience because experience is relative and non-conclusive and cannot be observed, measured, or reproduced. There are things in this universe that cannot be understood through the five senses, of touch, taste, smell and sound. That is the very limited array of our input devices. To say because we are so absolutely handicapped in this area that God does not exist is ludicris. Its like saying DNA did not exist prior to the building of a microscope powerful enough to find it. Its like saying dolphins do not use sonar because our ears cannot hear their sounds, or a dog whistle is silent when we blow on it just because we are not equipped to process the higher frequency soundwaves as a dog does. Its like saying the sunset has no color because some who have color blindness cant see it. Some of us can process the being that is God and I actually do feel sorry for those that have a limited ability in the area.
So for instance if you say their is no provable God, there is also no provable love, peace, joy, or any other nontactile touchable tasteable measurable experience. Please refrain Mr. or Mrs. Athiest from telling me you love your children, or your spouse or even yourself. I say your statement is outlandish and absolutely unprovable. Have you ever cried so hard in heartbreak perhaps over the loss of a loved one? Ummmmm not reasonable sorry your entire scope of “feelings and emotions” is invalid. Not because you do not believe in God, but according to your own standard, that something MUST be proveable outside of the simple statement “I know it because I feel it”. There goes also mental diseases like depression and anxiety – nope those only exists in your own private awareness. I can’t touch, taste, hear or smell it – so sorry it doesn’t exist.
I wonder if you have ever watched an animal die. I live on a farm and unfortunatly I have witnessed death a few times in my life. The other animals don’t weep. The horse standing in the next stall is oblivious to the one laying dying on the floor of the conjacent stall. There is an ambivalent disregard for anything that does not produce food or water or is directly linked to its survival for an animal. To an atheist with no belief in a creator or anything that is non-reasonable tell me why human beings cry? Explain that in a way where only scientific evidence supports the reason of human being crys. I’ve cried so hard in the presence of God it felt like my insides were a wet rag that was being twisted and the contents of such went pouring down my cheeks in a sadness so grande yet exhilerating it drudged up wounds deeply embedded in my soul and instantaneously healed them. So are emotions in fact not real, not valid of no regard. If so we again should only seek food, water and shelter and to procreate. If times are tough or a child is born deformed we should then eat it without emotional response because scientifically that is the logical choice. Because morals can’t actually be proven to exist outside of the mind. Morality is just an idea, and again ideas are only ideas.
Disbelief cannot even be concretely proven to exist. If you say I don’t believe that, I can of course say logically that makes absolutely no sense. The fact that you disbelieve something gives creedance to its existence – if it didn’t exist you would not even need to present a disbelief to it. Perhaps if you have no opinion to it, you just wouldn’t bother fooling with it. Like I didn’t spend my morning trying to remove a bear from my bedroom, if I did, I think someone would have baker acted me. Yet an atheist may spend his life trying to remove a bear from his bedroom that HE PROFESSES DOES NOT EXIST.
This is the insanity behind Atheism.
When you realize that 3/4 of your existence is not logical, highly unreasonable and 100% unproveable you start to understand that the majority of life is unprovable. I cannot feel the love you have for your children, therefore should I then ascertain or suggest that because I cannot feel that love myself that your love for them does not exist? So lets stretch this out even farther, when you went to college and worked hard to build a future for a family you weren’t even sure you would one day have were you ignorant and unreasonable for doing so? Did it show lack of intelligence to plan for children you didn’t have at the time? How could you believe that your future actually holds anything. Logically speaking tomorrow you have just as much chance of dying than living and there is no reason to even believe anything will happen in your life that will change its course from that of which you sail today?
You can’t even prove to me that tomorrow exists…how can you plan for it?
I am an artist. I can draw or paint. I take an image in my mind and transfer it to paper. To look at me, to see me, to hear me, to feel me, you have no way of measuring my artistic talents. It is a gift. I can’t touch it, I cant capture it in a bottle. I cant repoduce it in a lab, I can’t somehow extract it fom me as a seperate “thing” to be handled and examined, yet it is real. I can only prove this gift exists when I excercise it in a way that allows you to experience its tangible transferance from an intangeable existence…In laymens terms my creations. You can’t see what is going on in my head and you have no way to explain how I take something from my mind and turn it into something you can actually experience. God says in Romans that he used creation to bear witness to the attributes of himself and in another place in the bible it says that all that is visible was created by that which was invisible…
I don’t care if you believe me, it is your soul you are playing russian roulette with everyday. I pray you find the spiritual aspects of your reality before it is to late. There is more to our existence that remains a mystery than has ever been explained. Its almost as if atheists worship knowledge. They feel that if they fill their head with man subscribed facts they somehow win.
Darwin used to believe that the smaller things got, the more simple they became. Boy he was wrong wasn’t he? He was sure of it, I wonder what Darwin would think of DNA and how he could explain the amount of information that is contained within one strand. It literally would be like a bunch of trees falling down randomly and forming perfect sheets of paper and then randomly it rained ink that fell into perfectly formed words in a coherent and understandable language that produced the entire genetic code, plan, and purpose for life and those pages just magicly were bound together and filed in order for absolutely no reason at all compiling over 500, 1000 page books of information…all in that tiny strand of DNA.
If we started now discussing how many times human knowledge fell flat on its face we could be here for the next 2000 years discussing it. Which is coincidentally how long we have been discussing how perfect and infallible the Gospel of Jesus Christ is.
So I have written this article in advance for all or any atheists that do come my way and want to argue about “facts” and yada yada yada…Don’t waste your time with me, I will lovingly refer you to this page, ask you to respect my beliefs and then if I feel you do not I will block you.
Two interesting articles are below. One on the view of many great thinkers thoughts on the soul and another on the Physics of Sin which are both brilliant reads.
Ancient Theories of Soul
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy : Ancient Theories Of Soul
The Physics of Sin