Sunday, June 10, 2007

This is off James MacPherson's blog which I think answers alot of why I love being a follower of Jesus - He actually gives genuine meaning to life.

"Atheism has made something of a comeback in the past 12 months with people like Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris arguing passionately that belief in the transcendent is folly.


Atheism, the absolute belief that there is no Absolute, is the mother of ...

Materialism since without God, matter is all there is.

Hedonism since without God, now is all there is.

Relativism since without God, opinion is all there is.

Humanism since without God, we are all there is.

Nihilism since without God, random chance is all there is.

Atheism reduces human life to nothing more than random (nihilism) molecules (materialism) expressing irrelevant opinions (relativism) in the eternal now (hedonism).

It seems to me that while theism might make little sense to Dawkins, atheism makes nonsense of everything."


Thoughts?

5 comments:

Robert said...

What a load of crap. Atheism uses facts to determine truths, while religion uses rumours and faith in un proveable statements. I trust peer reviewed research by educated people over a single book that was written by a bunch of story tellers.

Anonymous said...

Robert, if you're going to mount an arguement ... it would be good if you did so intelligently.

Atheism aserts the absolute belief that there are no absolutes. It is as much a faith as any religion.

Whilst Christians may not be able to conclusively prove that God exists, atheists cannot prove that God does not exist.

As for your description of the Bible as a "book that was written by a bunch of story tellers" ... there is more historical evidence for the existence of Jesus Christ and His life than for many other accepted historical figures. Furthermore, the Bible remains, despite 2000 years of constant scrutiny, credible.

For instance, the cornerstone of Christian belief, the Resurrection, would be simple enough to disprove. All that is required is a body. And yet ... the Resurrection, whilst obviously not something you believe in, has never been disproved.

Robert said...

"And yet ... the Resurrection, whilst obviously not something you believe in, has never been disproved."

The fact that something has never been disproved is not a good basis for an argument.

You might like to try applying logical thought and factual evidence.

"Furthermore, the Bible remains, despite 2000 years of constant scrutiny, credible"...
Credible??? the entire bible is totally open to interpretation. You probably dont agree with the views of christian extremists, but I'm sure their interpretations are as "Credible" to them as you think your interpretation is.

pie said...

you can't sum up words like nihilism in one sentence and dismiss them, especially when the sentence is misleading and incorrect.

Sadira said...

Well written article.