Thursday, July 21, 2016

15 Things to ALWAYS say to an Atheist (Part 2)


In my previous post, I started talking about 15 things to say to an atheist at all times. Let's continue:

6. "You just have to have faith!"

Oh man, will you have fun using this. Why? Atheists somehow have it in their heads faith means accepting something without evidence. I don't know of any dictionary that gives faith that definition; in fact, the only work I can find with that definition is that deplorable waste of wood pulp called The God Delusion....but then again, that's not a dictionary and never claimed it was.

The most common definitions I've found are "complete trust or confidence in someone or something" and “holding firmly to and acting on what you have good reason to believe is true."

Anyone with any common sense would agree by those definitions, we all have faith in some capacity. Sure, the atheist may ask why we aren't skeptical, but that's the problem with skepticism: eventually you have to accept something as true no matter what.

7. "Just open your heart to God."

Once again, you'll have fun using this. Because no matter what answer the atheist gives, the Christian can turn this into exposing the atheist's sick thinking. After all, they may say there's nothing wrong with their heart but the Psalms say "a fool in his heart says there is no god."
The truth is the atheist may claim they're open to evidence, but when confronted with evidence they either can't refute or don't feel like listening to, they shut down, change the subject or just walk off like children.

8. You were never religious in the first place.

When using this, be prepared to hear a whole diatribe about how the atheist grew up religious but later in life now think it's garbage.
Know now their story is a lie: when they say they rejected religion, what they're actually talking about is rejecting some form of Protestantism and as mentioned in a previous post, studies have shown Protestantism to be the main cause of today's atheism. Sometimes you'll come across an ex-Catholic, but it all comes down to the same problem:

No one sat them down and told them what Christianity really teaches.

You may still get a "I don't believe that" or a "that can't be true" from atheists when you teach them the actual truth. If they try this, point out how they're not being open-minded.

As an aside, I find it both funny and odd that atheists think it's possible for an atheist to come from a religious household...but not possible to come from an atheist household and be religious as an adult.

9. What happened in your childhood?

Out of all the smack I give atheism (and will continue to do so), I will admit there is no one answer why people give up belief in God. However, in his work Faith of the Fatherless, Professor Paul Vitz (himself a former atheist) concluded atheists tend to have unloving, absent or weak fathers growing up whereas their religious counterparts had strong, loving fathers.

Now, I'm not a psychologist or a mind-reader, but considering for a moment the breakdown of fathers raising their kids is itself atheist in origin (or even if I'm wrong on that, it certainly isn't from Christianity), and factoring in studies that show the father's faith holds the greatest influence on the kid's faith as adults, I'm going to consider this hypothesis plausible.

10. Have you read the Bible?

I can answer that right now...
No, they have NOT actually read the Bible.
They don't know it better than a Christian and they certainly don't know it better than a third grader.
Every single atheist I've come across that quoted the Bible to me either got the verse flat out wrong, took it out of context, or missed some other relevant point.

NONE could even name the correct number of books in the Bible.

Sometimes an atheist will point out to a study that showed atheists knew the Bible better than Christians. Too bad for atheists, I have that study right here and it didn't conclude that. Closer inspection shows the survey consisted of 32 questions, and only 12 of them had anything to do with Christianity. It even says in one section Mormons and Evangelicals scored the highest on Christianity, not atheists. Atheists either scored about the same as Protestants, or had a lower score than Evangelicals.

But they didn't say their knowledge was the same as Christians, did they?

Thursday, July 14, 2016

15 Things to ALWAYS Say to an Atheist (Part 1)



I've been out for some time for various reasons, but now I'm back. In my absence, I wandered into the idiocy of atheism and came across a YouTube video focusing on 15 things to not say to an atheist and I figured the 15 listed are things atheists need to hear every day until they give up atheism.

I won't post the video here but in this post and the next two posts I will list the 15 and include my take on why they're so brilliant in using.

So here we go.

1. Where do you get your morality from?

The truth is atheists--if one were to truly think about it---don't really have any morals of their own. The ones they do have are based on either a) what's legal, b) some warped, poor understanding of the Golden Rule, c) whatever may be popular to do or d) something they stole from religion, sometimes from an Eastern religion but more likely from Christianity.
For example, they may agree it's wrong to kill someone in cold blood, but will be at a loss to explain why. Ask them if it would be different if there was no law that says murder is wrong, and watch their faces go blank.

The same reaction happens when you ask them what if an another atheist doesn't agree with them.

Now, the atheist--smug in their own arrogance--would say their morals don't come from a holy book. This is a pure smoke screen that doesn't answer the question and ignores the fact the Bible DID form the basis for the laws they're so quick to use in their morality justification.

"Does this mean you only think things are right or wrong just because the Bible says so?" the atheist might ask. In other words, "Is something good because God declares it so, independent of God saying so, or perhaps in recognition of something higher than God?"

That question doesn't make sense if the person asking doesn't have a solid foundation for their morality in the first place.

2. Do you not believe in anything? Your life must be so empty!

Well, you're right: the atheist's life is pretty empty...and I say that not to demean atheists but rather I'm basing that on thinking the atheist life outlook all the way through.
If life has no real or self-evident meaning, then what's the point to it or much of anything?
I'm not saying that to wax poetic; statistics do show despite their brave faces, atheists are more likely to commit suicide than other people.

If you are an atheist and you are reading this, this next part is going to go right over your head, but bear with me a moment:

When a Christian is asking you about the your life's value, they are NOT talking about:
-your wealth or yearly income
-how many friends you have (or you think you have)
-your life status or
-anything material related

What the Christian is talking about is a transcendent point, and sadly atheism prevents people from thinking on that level.

Talk about being close-minded.

3. Why are you mad at God?

You better believe atheists are mad at God. Why else would they try so hard to convince people God doesn't exist? You may not think that makes sense being angry at something you don't think exists...but since when have atheists let a thing like logic get in their way?
Yeah, I get mad at atheists, but then again a)I'm not trying to cover that fact up and b) that doesn't mean atheists don't exist.

4. You can't prove God doesn't exist.

I've heard every atheist argument against God, and yeah...they got nothing.

Now, some might argue that old "prove flying unicorns don't exist" routine. Nice try, but no one ever claimed flying unicorns existed in the first place.

In a similar vein, atheists ask how come Christians don't believe in Zeus, or any Hindu god, or any god believed in the past but not believed in now.

This has two very easy answers to it:
a) none of these other gods have any proof they existed as historical people; Jesus does have proof of being an historical person.
b) none of their arrivals were ever foretold centuries before they were ever born; Jesus does have that.

5. What if you're wrong?

While I personally would expand this question to "what if you're wrong or at least missing the point?", I've yet to hear any REAL answers from an atheist concerning this.
Let me ask all atheists this:
if you don't think it's that big a deal being wrong on something, then why do you make such a big deal out of Christians being supposedly wrong about their faith without question?
I like how atheists treat the question as if the Christian asking them never bothered at any point to question their own faith. I can name several people right now who did question their faith at one point in their lives...and atheist will still be screwed because all the people have the word saint before their names.
While we're on the subject, where do atheists get off deciding what does and does not count as questioning faith or even valid evidence for that matter?