Category Archives: Atheism

Clergy Project

Richard Dawkins: So compassionate to help pastors-turned-atheist with the fallout of their decision including:

  • Wrestling with intellectual, ethical, philosophical and theological issues
  • Coping with cognitive dissonance
  • Addressing feelings of being stuck and fearing the future
  • Looking for new careers
  • Telling their families
  • Sharing useful resources
  • Living as a nonbeliever with religious spouses and family
  • Using humor to soften the pain
  • Finding a way out of the ministry
  • Adjusting to life after the ministry

Clergy Project.

 

Do Agnostics Exist?

When asked if agnostics are atheists, Bertrand Russell answered,

“No. An atheist, like a Christian, holds that we can know whether or not there is a God. The Christian holds that we can know there is a God, the atheist that we can know there is not. The agnostic suspends judgment, saying that there are not sufficient grounds either for affirmation or for denial.”1

He does concede that certain agnostics who think the existence of God so improbable as to not be worth considering are not far removed from atheism.

At any rate, I recently discovered that not every atheist allows for the category of agnostic.

1 Interview in Look magazine, November 3, 1953

Refining an Atheist Identity | Ignostic Atheist.

 

Atheists’ New Strategy to Try and Ban ‘Under God’ Fails: Judges Unanimously Uphold Pledge of Allegiance | TheBlaze.com

Chief Justice Roderick Ireland of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts said it well:

“For those who have been attacking the pledge we would offer this: our system protects their right to remain silent, but it doesn’t give them a right to silence others,” Chief Justice Roderick Ireland wrote.

Atheists’ New Strategy to Try and Ban ‘Under God’ Fails: Judges Unanimously Uphold Pledge of Allegiance | TheBlaze.com.

 

What Would Make You Believe? | the superstitious naked ape

I found this article very interesting. It was written, of course, by an atheist but should be of great interest to thinking Christians. So, I would ask Christians, what brought you to belief in Christ? Is it reasonable to demand that God reveal Himself on our terms? Is there something to the Augustinian precept of “believing that we may understand”? Read the article and respond here to my questions or begin a dialogue with atheist John Zande.

What Would Make You Believe? | the superstitious naked ape.

 

The Strategy of Satan

(For a fuller treatment of the origins of Satan, etc. see,  Satan’s Diabolical Plan)

Satan hates God and, therefore, His finest creation, mankind. Using man as his helper, he has devised diabolical ways in which he can destroy God’s creation, and has even gotten mankind to celebrate it! 

 

Satan perverts God’s creation and leads them into deviancy through homosexuality, sullying the sanctity of marriage and convinces man that it is normal and healthy, gets society to celebrate it as the triumph of a free society, even finds a way to sanctify it through Scripture.

Satan finds a way to get women and men to kill their children while still in the womb, even after they emerge from the womb, while only thinking of themselves and their hardships and their own freedom to choose. He turns the deaths of untold billions of babies into a celebration of choice. (1.3 billion worldwide since 1980; almost 57 million in the United States since 1970.)

Satan convinces man that he has no more significance than an animal; that he is a random accident. In the mouth of Richard Dawkins evolution is celebrated as the greatest show on earth and in Carl Sagan a celebration of the cosmos. In River out of Eden, Dawkins writes: “

“In a universe of blind physical forces and genetic replication, some people are going to get hurt, other people are going to get lucky and you won’t find any rhyme or reason in it, nor any justice. The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at the bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil and no good. Nothing but blind, pitiless indifference. DNA neither knows or cares. DNA just is. And we dance to its music.”

Satan tells man that he is alone. There is no creator. There is no God. Man is god! Satan turns man into the fool who says in his heart, “There is no God.” Satan convinces man that life is nothing more than a hedonistic celebration of himself.