I woke up early this morning and I realized that I’ve been arguing with Atheists for some time now, and there’s not really any point, since their “World View” is so drastically different that they cannot grasp what I am talking about when I speak of Spiritual things. Thus, I came up with this list. It’s not really my list, more a compilation of things I’ve been learning in the past couple years.
First, let’s see what Atheists believe:
- There is no God – therefore I am “in charge” of my own life and am accountable to no one (Independent Agency).
- It follows that since there is no God then there is no moral law (there are no absolutes – except physical principles – and therefore everything is relative) thus whoever has the most violent argument wins.
- Since there is no God and only moral chaos, I am my own highest moral authority and I can judge all other systems of thought as inferior to my own with complete justification since there is no God and I am accountable to no one.
- The universe is a cold, chaotic place filled with impersonal forces that are mechanistic and there is no fate or purpose or meaning to life.
- Likewise, history has no meaning since life is chaos at best .
Thus, the implications of the Atheist’s beliefs on his actions are the following:
- If it feels good – I will do it since I am accountable to no one and nobody can tell me what is right or wrong, the only thing that matters therefore is maximizing sensory input.
- I can do things that I think are “Right” and nobody can tell me otherwise. Others cannot do things that I think are wrong, without my telling them so, because I am my own highest moral authority and therefore I am always right.
And here is some truth that Atheists will deny:
- If an Atheist says they believe in right and wrong, then they are not truly Atheists since they are admitting moral authority, and that cannot come from man or nature alone. You cannot have independent agency and accountability both – that is a contradiction that violates belief #2 above. Moral authority can only come from outside humans. If a person claims there is something such as “Natural” law (without God) then they are in fact stating there is a God, because they are putting Nature itself in the place of providing for morality, which is by definition, not chaotic, and therefore not natural.
- The implications for why an atheist believes as he does are therefore really quite simple: They do not want to be held accountable to anyone but themselves. This is (obviously) wishful thinking at best, since there are moral obligations to living in an ordered society, and we cannot allow moral chaos as “The norm.” In this light, atheists themselves are the single greatest threat to civilization that exists (to my mind) and yet Christians are the ones who are held out as examples of “Bigotry” and “Intolerance.” The only true form of intolerance is atheism since it attests that any belief in anything “Moral” or “Spiritual” is not sound reasoning.