6 reasons atheists are not logical

Most people know atheists and sceptics who deny that there is a God. Darwin's non-existent treeThey are family members, friends, colleagues and acquaintances. They are usually civilised, well mannered, educated, law abiding, clever and very normal people. Why does the Bible then say that people who deny that God exists are fools? The fool says in his heart, there is no God.’ 1 Is the Bible mistaken? It doesn’t sound right. Isn’t a fool an idiot, or an ignorant, illiterate person?

 

Modern atheists do not answer to that picture. The term ‘fool’ also does not apply to most atheists in Proverbs 10:23a, A fool finds pleasure in evil conduct. So why does the Bible use the word ‘fool’ when it describes atheists? It is because the Biblical meaning differs from the modern meaning. For us ‘fool’ has become a derogatory term. In Bible language it means a wrong way of thinking. Is the Bible correct when it defines atheists and sceptics as wrong thinkers?

 

We can look at the thinking of atheists like this:

  1. For most atheists evolution ‘proves’ that there was no Creator. The God of the Bible is very specifically the Creator. If He was not necessary for the creation, then obviously He does not exist.
  2. Evolution depends on Darwin’s tree of life. The tree is supposed to demonstrate that all of life like plants, animals, birds, et cetera are inter-connected. They all stem from the same original, first living organism.
  3. Darwin’s tree of life depends on a seed to grow. A tree crucially needs a ‘seed’ to begin to grow. That means evolution can only be true if the first living organism (the seed) appeared naturally, without the Creator, on earth.
  4. The seed has not yet been found, but evolution is supposed to be a fact. Despite all the many researchers and investigators who work in laboratories to prove how life began, the ‘seed’ has not yet been found.
  5. The tree of life is imaginary. It could or did not grow, because there was no ‘seed.’ It is an artificial construct, that is not supported by facts.
  6. You need faith in Darwin to accept that evolution happened. There are no concrete, scientific facts yet. Atheists who rely on evolution to ‘prove’ there is no Creator God, have to believe it without evidence.

That explains why God regards atheists as people who cannot think logically and rationally. Their biggest argument for the non-existence of God is non-existent.

 

So, how are we to react towards them, and to think about them? We don’t advocate the use of the term ‘fool.’  Atheists come in different shades. Some hate God with a passion, others just don’t like God, others can’t be bothered by God at all. We have no commands in the Bible to revile or judge them. Judgement belongs to God, not to us. God expects us to treat them with respect, because they might just change their thinking when they hear rational, logical truth and experience the civility of God believers.

 

References

1. Psalm 14:3

 

 

Author: Gerard and Alida

As you can see in the photo, there are two of us. We live and work together 24/7, studying and enjoying our grandchildren. Our passion is to know and understand what will happen after death. Is there a way to provide for and invest in that?

8 thoughts on “6 reasons atheists are not logical”

  1. “For most atheists evolution ‘proves’ that there was no Creator.”

    Being an atheist, and knowing many atheists, I can say that for many of us this is not true.

    My position as an atheist has nothing to do with evolution.

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    1. Thank you for notifying us that there are people who become atheists not based on evolution (we mentioned ‘most’). If you have time, please let us know how you came to your conclusion that there is no God. Also, how do you handle the issue of our universe and solar system without the Creator? Thanks.

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      1. ” If you have time, please let us know how you came to your conclusion that there is no God.”

        The utter lack of good or convincing evidence for a god’s existence.

        ” Also, how do you handle the issue of our universe and solar system without the Creator?”

        Science knows a great deal about the formation of our universe. What it doesn’t know it admits it doesn’t know. And not knowing something doesn’t mean that a god did it. There needs to be evidence for that particular claim, and there isn’t.

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      2. ‘…lack of… evidence’: We assume that the Jewish nation and the country Israel where most of the activities of the Bible took place, as well as the histories of the Assyrians, Babylonians, Medo-Persians, Greeks and Romans don’t feature.

        ‘Science knows a great deal….’ What I find fascinating is that the whole universe, including our solar system, has mass. That means it is made up of atoms. Whether a bacterium, or a galaxy, a fish or a plant, all are assembled from different atoms (elements). The big difference between creation and those who deny it, is who arranged the atoms? We believe that the intelligent Creator God did it, while the others believe it happened by chance.

        Evidence for the claim that God did it: The DNA is testimony to a superior designer. The specified complexity has no material origin. Logically that doesn’t satisfy any unbeliever, since they believe that the solution to the riddle will eventually be found.
        Blessings.

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      3. “‘…lack of… evidence’: We assume that the Jewish nation and the country Israel where most of the activities of the Bible took place, as well as the histories of the Assyrians, Babylonians, Medo-Persians, Greeks and Romans don’t feature.”

        No more than the existence of New York City serves as evidence that Spider-Man exists.

        “The big difference between creation and those who deny it, is who arranged the atoms? ”

        Wow. Talk about a leading question. Why ever would we assume a ‘who’ did it?

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      4. I suppose that if the letters of the alphabet are arranged to create a book (like the ‘letters’ of the DNA genetic recipe), there is no evidence that intelligence has done it.

        Thanks for your comments, we both agree to differ. Eventually only time will tell. Until then, we trust you will keep well.

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      5. “I suppose that if the letters of the alphabet are arranged to create a book (like the ‘letters’ of the DNA genetic recipe), there is no evidence that intelligence has done it.”

        The problem being that you are taking a metaphor and trying to look at it literally.

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      6. It sounds as if you do not understand the clear comparison between the letters in a book that spell out meaning and instructions and the ‘letters’ of the DNA genetic recipe that code for proteins? Sorry, but it seems as if we are missing each other here.

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