Saturday, August 26, 2017

Quotes From Atheists Regarding Christianity And Morality

  • Introduction:
          -The following quotes from professional atheists concerning religion are brutally honest and reveal the negative philosophical implications of atheism. As a matter of fact, they should be quite embarrassing to the people who choose not to believe in God. In other words, many educated people who identify themselves as being a part of the non-religious sphere have confessed to being intellectually dishonest, biased, and hateful against the Christian religion. Nevertheless, this list of dilemmas does not stop there for atheism. Not only have secular individuals admitted to major scientific absurdities in their worldview, but they have also have recognized that atheism paints an awfully dark, hopeless, and meaningless portrait of human life. If anybody wishes to view the entire compendium reference quotations from atheistic books, commentaries, and debates, then click here for the link to the original article. Consider the following examples. 
  • Some Atheists Do Not Believe In God Simply Because They Do Not Want To:
          -“If God proved he existed, I still wouldn’t believe in him… I don’t believe in God, not because I can’t but because I don’t want to.” (Rowson, M. 2008. If God proved he existed, I still wouldn’t believe in him)
          -“I want atheism to be true and am made uneasy by the fact that some of the most intelligent and well-informed people I know are religious believers. It isn’t just that I don’t believe in God and, naturally, hope that I’m right in my belief. It’s that I hope there is no God! I don’t want there to be a God; I don’t want the universe to be like that. My guess is that this cosmic authority problem is not a rare condition and that it is responsible for much of the scientism and reductionism of our time.”(Nagel, T. 1997. The Last Word. p. 130-131)
  • Our Sense Of Morality And Personal Dignity Can Only Be Found In God:
          -“There is no purpose to life, and we should not want there to be a purpose to life because if there was that would cheapen life.” (Dan Barker in a debate with James White: The Triune God of Scripture Lives! )
          -“Let me summarize my views on what modern evolutionary biology tells us loud and clear … There are no gods, no purposes, no goal-directed forces of any kind. There is no life after death. When I die, I am absolutely certain that I am going to be dead. That’s the end for me. There is no ultimate foundation for ethics, no ultimate meaning to life, and no free will for humans, either.” (Provine, W. 1994. Origins Research. p. 9)
          -“Those who doubt the effect of religion on morality should seriously ask the question: Just what are the immutable moral laws of secularism? Be prepared to answer, if you are honest, that such laws simply do not exist!” (Steinrucken, J. 2010. Secularisms Ongoing Debt to Christianity)
          -“to say that something is wrong because… it is forbidden by God, is…. perfectly understandable to anyone who believes in a law-giving God. But to say that something is wrong… even though no God exists to forbid it, is not understandable… The concept of moral obligation [is] unintelligible apart from the idea of God. The words remain but their meaning is gone” (Dan Barker in a debate with James White: The Triune God of Scripture Lives!)
          -“even if every case of theistic belief could plausibly be explained in terms of some naturalistic theory or other, that still wouldn’t exclude positive answers to the questions ‘Does God exist?’ and ‘Is belief in God warranted?" (Provine, W. 1998. Scientists, Face it! Science and Religion are Incompatible)
          -If my mental processes are determined wholly by the motions in my brain, I have no reason to suppose that my beliefs are true… and hence I have no reason for supposing my brain to be composed of atoms” (Haldane, J. 1927 Possible Worlds, and other Essays. p. 209)
  • Atheists Grudgingly Admitting To Historical Reliability Of The Gospel:
         -“It may be taken as historically certain that Peter and the disciples had experiences after Jesus’s death in which Jesus appeared to them as the risen Christ” (O’Neill, T. The Dark Age Myth: An Atheist Reviews “God’s Philosophers")
         -“While highly colored by religious bias, the amount of information we have about Jesus is still impressive in comparison to any other non-official person of his time, even when pared down the most essential details” (Carter, N. 2014. An Atheist’s Defense of the Historicity of Jesus)
         -“I don’t think it makes us look very objective when we too eagerly embrace a position which contradicts an almost universal consensus among those who have devoted their lives to the academic discipline which concerns itself with these matters. We of all people should know better.” (Carter, N. 2014. An Atheist’s Defense of the Historicity of Jesus)

1 comment:

  1. I find it interesting how many atheists don't want to believe in God because it would interfere with their morals.