We start today with what Atheists believe:
- Atheists do not believe in a god or gods in any form (no deities allowed)
- Further they believe there is no evidence for a deity and
- No reason to believe in any god or gods.
Moral absolutes are a source of significant contrast between Atheism and Christianity. On morality, Atheists say: “Atheism does not lead inevitably to any particular moral position” In my conversations, they insist on a relative view of morals. For example, “What’s right in one circumstance is wrong in another.” “Abortion is desirable in some circumstances,” and “The taking of a human life can be justified if it serves a useful purpose.” Relative morality is a hallmark of Atheism. That same Atheist then declares unequivocally, ” There is no God.” That is an absolute statement implying omniscience or infinite knowledge. So now we come to the problem: morals are relative, but the fundamental declaration of “no God” is absolute. This relativism vs. absolute conflict is a contradiction of the highest order. You can’t have it both ways! Atheism is a direct contradiction that defies logic and reason.
Here’s a conversation I had with an Atheist.
Charlie: “Are there moral absolutes in the universe like the Ten Commandments?”
Atheist: “Of course not. All moral judgments are dependent on society’s conditions.”
Charlie: “Is there a God?”
Atheist: “No! I say that with certainty, absolutely not!”
Charlie: “So when it comes to morality, there are no absolutes, but you make the absolute statement ‘there is no God.’ Do you know everything? You can’t have it both ways: absolute and relative. Atheism is a contradiction in the highest order. If you are going to be consistent with your logic, the best an Atheist can be is Agnostic! Atheism itself is a logical contradiction!”
Wow. That always gets a strong reaction, usually with some anger. The logical flaw in their worldview has been found out, and they don’t like it. They know there is no way to explain or justify it, so their only recourse is to create a smoke screen.
Here are six questions I ask atheists to provoke them to think about their worldview.
- If there is no God, then why does it matter to you if anyone believes in Jesus?
- Why does my belief in Jesus distress you so much?
- Don’t I have freedom to believe what I want to?
- Why does it make you so angry I believe in God?
- If God doesn’t exist, why does it matter?
- If there is no God what’s your point?
In the history of the Christian church, many rulers, philosophers, kings, etc. have tried to destroy Christianity. They have even, at times, declared it dead. Why, after many centuries, haven’t they succeeded? If Christianity is not true, then there is no point in trying to destroy it. Leave it alone; it should just go out of fashion and disappear. IT HASN”T, WHY? Because it’s TRUE!
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