If you are looking for anything new, there’s not much here. Just one more Christian making the same claims, and trying fear and ignorance again. I have Isaac’s panties in a bunch. Isaac’s post to try to scare people into agreeing with him is very typical of a Christian who is desperate for external validation by others telling him he’s right. He’s not, but let’s see how.
“In the beginning there was nothing. And then there was something.
This is the essence of what atheism teaches. This something coming from nothing is what they call “the Big Bang.” Of course, their god, Charles Darwin, has led them into sacred knowledge of how life came about. Life simply evolved from non life, of course!
Their main teachings: evolution, nothing to everything, because science says, and my all-time favorite, “the lack of evidence is evidence enough.”
Let’s begin with their idea of the beginning of the world. They say that in the beginning there was a tiny ball of matter, which miraculously just existed for no reason. Obviously no one created it. That’s silly.
This ball of matter, which existed for no reason, exploded in what we call the Big Bang, again for no reason. There’s absolutely nothing in the universe that caused that ball of matter to explode. That’s insane.
Enter the holy trinity of atheism: Charles Darwin, Richard Dawkins, and Steven Hawking. They push this idea that the substance that exploded from a ball of nothing evolved into something. This is how we get cats, dogs, birds, and more. Because nothing decided one day it wanted to exist.
Now that we are familiar with the religion of atheism, I am going to give you some heavy reasons why it is dangerous. But first, let me add a disclaimer. I love atheists. Yes! Even the hateful, bigoted, mocking atheists! I just find their beliefs to be… crazy. And a little ridiculous.”
Oh the ignorance.
Atheism doesn’t teach “in the beginning there was nothing. And then there was something.” It is a conclusion that there is no god or gods. Now, the big bang theory says that it seems like there was nothing and then there was something, but even physicists aren’t quite sure how that occurred, other than it is possible for something to come from nothing and they have evidence for it.
Charles Darwin is not a god and well, we’re atheists so we don’t believe in gods or consider humans gods. Isaac must make strawmen to attack since he has nothing else. We have evidence evolutionary theory works and it has grown more robust since Darwin proposed it as a hypothesis. A theory, in a scientific context, is “A scientific theory is an explanation of an aspect of the natural world and universe that can be repeatedly tested and verified in accordance with the scientific method, using accepted protocols of observation, measurement, and evaluation of results. Where possible, theories are tested under controlled conditions in an experiment. In circumstances not amenable to experimental testing, theories are evaluated through principles of abductive reasoning. Established scientific theories have withstood rigorous scrutiny and embody scientific knowledge” – Wikipedia.
“This ball of matter, which existed for no reason, exploded in what we call the Big Bang, again for no reason. There’s absolutely nothing in the universe that caused that ball of matter to explode. That’s insane.
Enter the holy trinity of atheism: Charles Darwin, Richard Dawkins, and Steven Hawking. They push this idea that the substance that exploded from a ball of nothing evolved into something. This is how we get cats, dogs, birds, and more. Because nothing decided one day it wanted to exist.”
Isaac also demonstrates his ignorance on what the Big Bang Theory says. It has nothing to do with a “ball of matter”. The BBT is about a singularity which expanded, not about a ball of nothing, and not about a ball of matter, nor about any of these things being able to think. Isaac then proceeds into the logical fallacy of an argument from personal ignorance. Creationists often find themselves attacking yet another strawman since if they attacked the actual theory, they’d have nothing.
“Danger #1: Morality
This is a big one. I’m not saying you can’t be moral you’re an atheist. I’m saying you have no justification for being moral.
Morality was created by God and placed in the heart of every human being. The Law of God, or the moral standard, was written on your heart. That’s how you know rape is wrong, for example.
However, you can suppress that morality and do your own thing. Theists don’t usually suppress their morality. They live by the standard set by God. If you’re an atheist, you can still be a good person by following the morals set on your heart. However, being a good person doesn’t matter in the grand scheme of things.”
Isaac *is* saying that atheists aren’t moral, but he doesn’t want to be shown to be saying that since his claim is obviously wrong. What follows is a common theist claim: the argument from morality. Unfortunately for Isaac, Christians don’t agree on what morality their god wants. One can’t point a certain moral stance and say that it was from this god or any god. Isaac’s claim that we know what this god wants in our “hearts” is baseless. Not even Christians can show that, including Isaac.
“If you don’t believe in God, there’s no reason not to murder and rape. It’s not objectively wrong in that case. It’s only your opinion that it’s wrong. However, since God is real, your sense of justice is justifiable and your desire to be a good person is not just an explosion of random chemicals in your brain.”
There are plenty of reasons not to murder and rape, etc. It doesn’t have to be objectively wrong. It is my opinion, and most people’s opinion, that it *is* wrong, and civilization supports that and enforces that idea. No god or Isaac needed. Paraphrasing Penn Teller, I have no want to murder or rape just because I could.
Still no evidence that Isaac’s god exists.
“Danger #2: Beyond Life
What if you’re wrong? If I’m wrong, I end up 6 feet under, dead. I just stop existing. If you’re wrong, there’s an eternity of condemnation and judgment waiting for you. An eternity of fire and brimstone.
Not to mention, if you’re wrong you could be leading others to hell with you. Including your friends, family, kids, etc.”
This is just Pascal’s Wager and poor Isaac’s sadistic fantasies. Pascal’s Wager fails since there is no evidence any god’s exist and there is a cost to believing in one. Isaac does try ever so hard here to use fear to convince people he is right. He isn’t.
It’s always fun to also see a Christian who is sure his god is dumb enough to accept someone who is believing “just in case”.
“Danger #3: Unnecessary hatred
This isn’t necessarily every atheist, but it’s enough. They spread hate. They seek to tear down theists and make us look stupid. This leads other atheists down the same path and before you know it, Christians are being hated, bullied, and harassed. This is how the persecution of the first century church began. Unnecessary hatred of Christians. This is why Nero ended up lighting his festivals with Christians, burning in cages.
Persecution still happens today. Check out the Middle East.”
Isaac has to pretend he is persecuted like so many Christians. He also claims that some hate is unnecessary and here he is trying to claim that some people deserve hell and to die if they don’t agree with him.
We don’t need any help making many theists look ignorant and bigoted. They do just fine themselves.
There is indeed real persecution of various groups in the world. Christians in the US aren’t one of them. And funny how this god does nothing at all to help the Christians who really are persecuted. It’s rather like it doesn’t exist at all.
The Gospel. You and I, and every human that ever existed, has sinned and broken God’s law. We are unworthy of grace. Because God is just, he must pass the appropriate sentence. And since his standard is perfection, we have been sentenced to death, which is eternal separation from God. Eternal separation from all things good.
But God is rich in mercy and quick to forgive those who fall on the mercy of Him. Because all have sinned, it is by grace that any of us go to heaven. Without grace, we’d all be damned to hell. That’s why Jesus came into the world, as a living sacrifice. And since he is the only one who has never sinned, his death and suffering paid for your transgressions. It paid for mine too. Like a judge in court, God has sentenced you. Jesus paid the penalty, or the fine. You were speeding and got a ticket, Jesus paid the ticket. Now you can go free.
“What must you do to be saved? “If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you shall be saved.”
1. Believe in your heart that Jesus was risen from the dead.
2. Confess him as Lord over your life. Confess your sins.
3. Repent. Turn from your sin. A Christian cannot live a lifestyle of sin.
4. Receive the free gift of eternal life. The Holy Spirit will come on you, giving you faith and convicting you of sin.””
The problem for Isaac is which version of Christianity and the “gospel”. Isaac doesn’t agree with his fellow Christians, so which version is the right “path”? Christians don’t agree on what is a sin, so again, how does Isaac know his version is the only right one?
Per the bible, this god is not just, or merciful or quick to forgive. Genesis 3 shows this right off. Could have had JC show up right then. Didn’t.
Isaac, like most Christians, is selling a cure to a sickness that doesn’t exist. No “sin”, no “salvation” needed. Isaac also doesn’t realize that one can’t just decide to believe in something with no evidence.