ATHEISTS’ GREATEST MISTAKES
Atheism is founded in large part on
emotions, subjectivity and a cavalier treatment of realities that demand
depth of thinking and an open mind. Lord Bacon was correct in his assessment
of Atheism when he wrote the following:
It is true, that a little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism;
but depth in philosophy brings about man's mind to religion: for while the
mind of man looketh upon second causes scattered, it may sometimes rest in
them, and go no further; but when it beholdeth the chain of them
confederate and linked together, it must needs fly to Providence and Deity
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What follows is a list of grave mistakes that atheists have been making
for centuries that have led them to embrace the most irrational
philosophy that humans could ever conceive.
1. Blaming God for the sins of
It is very sad to read the diatribes of atheists, such as Richard Dawkins,
against extremist Christian groups or individuals who in no way reflect the
teachings of Jesus Christ. Rather than using them as examples of the evil
within Christianity, would it not be more fair and objective to point out
the discrepancy between their actions and the teachings of "true"
Christianity? That would be the more honorable way to go, but some atheists
prefer to create evil associations with Jesus Christ at all costs.
Therefore, when they find irrational or hypocritical actions on the part of
"some" Christian groups or individuals, they quickly announce that
Christianity has been proven to be evil one more time.
Is Christianity Evil? on this web
God for the evils in the world.
The presence of evil and suffering is to some atheists
the greatest proof for the non-existence of God. Evil exists and so does
People have been granted the great gift of "free will" which allows them to choose their actions, and
they consequently often choose
wrongly and as a result cause themselves and others pain and anguish. This is the
painful reality of "sin": the innocent pay for the actions of the
irresponsible and the foolish. This is what Christianity has been preaching
for millennia, but people fail to heed -- and atheists fail to support
this obvious and critical reality. In fact, some of them openly
"embrace" and "model" sinful behaviour that ultimately leads to anguish in
themselves and others.
natural catastrophes? Is God responsible for earthquakes, hurricanes,
tornadoes? We do not know for certain. One thing is clear; He fails to
intervene in such cases. Is that a manifestation of His cruelty, or is there
much more that the Bible makes evident that atheists fail to understand or
God and Catastrophes,
on this web site)
Allowing their biases to cloud
This is a perennial problem with many atheists.
This is an evident problem with Richard Dawkins, the High Priest of modern
atheism. His most recent work, The God Delusion oozes with biases, unfounded
facts, and distortions that are unworthy of a man who should know better.
For evidence of this, please read
Rebuttals on this web site.
For further evidence of
hasty and subjective propagation of unfounded facts read also
Atheists and Divorce on this site.
Looking desperately for a few
weak links in the Bible and ignoring the many strong ones.
atheist sites make sure that a section is dedicated to what they see as
Bible contradictions. They spotlight "minute" historical discrepancies so as
to invalidate the whole Bibles. Unfortunately, they fail to inform the
readers that Christian scholars have addressed such "discrepancies" many
times and that there are ample resources to explain them
Worst of all, they totally
ignore the fact that the Bible is in total harmony in almost all
cases and that various biblical sources in many cases testify to the exact
same events harmoniously. Why not also include the "huge" number of
historical events recounted by more than one book, in which there is harmony and agreements,
such as the existence and the divinity of Christ? Of course this they will
not do because it would
be devastating to their cause. If they were truly objective they would put
on hold that which some witnesses appear to disagree on and accept that in which there is
agreement. Is that not
what a wise and just judge would do? If there are witnesses to an event, and
the witnesses agree on most "critical" details but seem not to
agree on a few "less important" details, he would ignore the unimportant
details they disagree on and rely on the important facts that they agree on. It is "agreed
upon" facts that carry testimonial weight, and of such the Bible is replete.
5. Emphasizing almost solely the
weak and non-biblical explanation of “young- earth” creationists, while
ignoring the biblical explanations of “old-earth” creationists.
Well known atheists love to
ridicule the unscientific and "unbiblical" "young-earth" creationist
views. What they consistently fail to mention is that there are creationist
scientists that have a world view that is perfectly in harmony with proven
science and the Bible. (See, "Old Earth
Creationism," on any search engine.)
6. Quoting a few
known atheists to support their philosophy, while
failing to mention that the vast majority of the greatest
minds of the past believed in God, and that many of them were
very devout Christians.
sites are replete with quotes of known and less well known atheists who have
in the past offered acerbic views on God and religion. A close inspection
reveals that, in fact, many of them are not atheists at all, and that many
quotes have no references, thus indicating the possibility that they are
probably spurious and unfounded. This author has taken the time to
investigate the religious views of the greatest minds of the past over a
period of several years and does have thoroughly referenced
statements directly from the greatest minds that prove, undeniably,
that they held a firm belief in God but that many were very devout people.
God and the Greatest Minds on this site.)
7. Generalizing ad nauseam about
One need only
peruse major Atheist sites to quickly see that this is a common
tendency. Their attacks are almost consistently directed at "Religion," as
if it were one homogeneous block. This alone betrays the hatred many of them
have for anything religious and the emotional blindness that prevents
objective assessment. Furthermore, it reveals an unwillingness to
openly acknowledge that the religious continuum indeed includes extremists,
but it also includes sincere, kind, loving, honest and wonderful people who
would never even hurt a fly, and who manifest their love for their fellow
man not only with words but with large monetary donations to charitable
organizations and hundreds of hours of free service to the same.
More coming in the future.