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The question of moral absolutes is a source of contrast between Atheism and Christianity. On morality, Atheists say: “Atheism does not lead inevitably to any particular moral position…” They insist on a relative view of morals. For example, “What’s right in one circumstance is wrong in another.” OR “Abortion is desirable in some circumstances,” OR “The taking of a human life can be justified if it serves a useful purpose.” Relativistic morality is a hallmark of Atheism. That Atheist then declares unequivocally, ” There is no God.” That is an absolute statement. It implies personal omniscience or infinite knowledge. So now we come to the Atheist’s problem: morals are relative, but declaration “there is no God” is absolute. This relativism and absolute conflict are a contradiction of the highest order. You can’t have it both ways! As Mr. Spock would say, “That’s illogical!” Or Data, the android in Star Trek, would say, “That doesn’t compute!” Atheism is a unresolvable contradiction and defies logic.
Here’s a conversation 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.’ 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 usually gets a strong reaction, occasionally with anger. The logical flaw in the Atheist worldview has been found out, and they don’t like it. Because they know there is no way to explain or justify it, their only recourse is to create a smokescreen.
Here are some 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 the freedom to believe what I want to?
- Why does it make you so angry I believe in God?
- If he doesn’t exist, why does it matter?
- If there is no God what’s your point?
One more challenge: “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?” In history, the more persecution of Christian believers, the more rapidly the church has grown. Why is this? The logical explanation is Christianity is true. The more some try to destroy it; the more God preserves it. If Christianity is not true, then there is no point in trying to eradicate it. Leave it alone; it should just go out of fashion and disappear.
Charlie is author of “Always Be Ready to Give an Answer! A Former Atheist’s Personal Christian Evangelism Plan.” which develops a personal evangelism strategy that gets to the Gospel every time you witness. His second book ANSWERS For “The Hope That Is in You. Direct, Simple Answers to the World’s “Hard” Questions” answers more than 100 questions skeptics use to try to stump Christians. Both at http://yourchristiananswers.com Charlie’s third book, “Without 3 Miracles Darwin’s Dead! Science Proves Atheistic Evolution is IMPOSSIBLE” challenges Evolution’s believability, because it flagrantly violates three scientific laws, the 1st and 2nd Laws of Thermodynamics and Biogenesis. To break a scientific law, you need a miracle, and Atheistic Evolution cannot allow any. Available at http://www.w3mdarwinsdead.com
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