In response to THIS ARTICLE, Jim wrote in and said:
You paint a very broad brush. You have no idea what kind of thoughtfulness and love there is in my home. Atheist and Catholics tied for the lowest divorce rates
You may not believe me, but this is the entire comment. Doesn’t that last sentence seem to come out of left field? I replied anyway.
I’m not painting anyone with any brush. I am merely pointing out the conflict between Atheism and anything which requires a moral code- between responsibility to your kids and survival of the fittest.
I don’t doubt that you and your family love each other. I merely point out that atheism offers no basis to give value to love or priority to your duties as a parent or spouse. On atheism, there is no good and evil, so the difference between loving your children or killing and eating them differs only in the normative evolutionary path our species has taken thus far, and the moral code AGAINST killing one’s children forced on western culture by the Biblical worldview.
Other animals eat their young, why should YOU not do so if we are merely animals as Atheism claims?
Also, your love for each other is merely chemical brain states, such as being hungry. When you tell your children you love them, then if they were REALLY atheists, they ought to respond, “Oh, you are?”
Here’s my point- if you love your family and know that loving them is BETTER than killing and eating them, then you have already rejected Atheism. I believe you do love your family. I just want you to see that you are already rejecting atheism. After that, you may see that you have a heavenly father who loves you, and is waiting for you to come home.
Also, I refuse to accept the idea that “Atheist and Catholics tied for the lowest divorce rates.” Perhaps only because atheists are reluctant to get married in the first place. But please send me a reference if this is true, I am open to learning when I am wrong.
And, as always, thanks for reading and commenting. #JesusLovesYou
I think your response to an atheist is the best I have read at least in a long time and you are right. There is really no denying that there is some thing that sets humans apart from other animals. That thing starts with God and His creation of both. Animals even domesticated ones do things mostly on instinct like a spider is born knowing how to spin a web, birds know what berries and seeds are safe to eat, etc humans have very little if any instinct and as a matter of fact not for God humans would have destroyed themselves long ago.
I think the great divide between us and the other animals on earth points to a creator and an intelligent one. Consider they say the great apes are our relatives yet they are equipped with instincts humans do not have. Human females have to be taught to take care of their young no animal does. I’ve got it we are devolving lol.
It is a very good thing that atheists cannot be consistent in their materialistic worldview. As you pointed out, they have no basis for love or morality, nor can they account for the laws of logic, uniformity of nature, and so on. If atheism were valid, science itself would be impossible.
It’s entirely true. But when you try and tell them that, they immediately start stealing from a Christian worldview like a “mostly peaceful protest” at a Super target. It’s one of the reasons I don’t believe in atheists. No one seems to be actually stupid enough to accept all of it’s core tenets.
As always, thanks for stopping by!
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