Skip to comments.Charlotte Allen: Why I can't stand atheists
Posted on 05/23/2009 12:15:01 PM PDT by rhema
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“...assumes that if science can’t prove something, it doesn’t exist.”
Seems like that requires a great deal of faith.
I’ve recently come to think that atheists rely on faith as much as believers if not more. They have faith that there is no deity.
They are lucky they still have their eyesight.
Reminds me of the Sodom and Gomorrah scene in that 1966 movie, “The Bible” (directed by John Huston).
Atheist morality is whatever the majority (or the dictator) feel at the moment. There is no God given natural law, obviously, and contrary to the atheist accusation that religion kills people, I give you atheism killing far more on the historical spectrum. In the 20th century, the atheistic totalitarian states killed far more numbers than all the religious wars combined.
Nazism was a race worshiping pagan ideology that despised religion, indeed, Hitler hoped to hang the Pope as soon as he could. Over 50 million dead from their ideas.
Communism - from the Ukrainian genocide to the murders of Mao to the killing fields of Cambodia and Vietnam, communism was completely devoid of any morality and easily ascribed “good” to their own heinous actions. They killed millions upon millions, all the while stamping out any vestiges of the ‘opiate the people’. Hitchens was once a commie, or at least didn’t complain about wearing their course underwear, and he may have seen the errors of his ways but not completely. They are abundant murders and only one living in a self created moral universe could even tolerate them.
America today is now responsible for 50MM abortions. Many of these woman regret it and return to their religious faith for renewal. The culture of death resides with the removal of all aspects of religion from the village square, and those purveyors of atheism now seek to penalize people that openly profess their faith.
One should not be allowed to define their own morality - it allows one to walk proudly after committing mass murder!
Whenever I read about these atheist books like “The God Delusion” and “God is not Great”, it always makes me think of Oolong Colophid’s controversial trilogy: “Where God Went Wrong”, “Some More of God’s Mistakes”, and “Who is this God Fellow, Anyway”.
“At the American Atheists Web site, a writer complains that God “set up” Adam and Eve, knowing in advance that they would eat the forbidden fruit.”
Okay, help me out here. This writer considers him/herself an atheist, a condition for which disbelief in God would seem to be the minimum requirement. Yet they are expending time and energy writing about their understanding of God’s motives, which would seem to imply a belief in the existence of the Deity in question.
Someone needs to cry bravo sierra on them.
As the French say, oy vey.
There is a certain irony that Ayn Rands Atlas Shrugged is one of the most widely read and quoted works on FR. Rand of course was an atheist, and a very moral woman.
I must admit I find her moral logic much more compelling than anything I ever heard in church.
I have found this to be true. I know some very angry atheists. And not just angry, but extremely intolerant. They seem to think that if they don't believe in God, no one else should either. And they should never have to listen to mention of God in public.
No, they’re using that example to discredit its authenticity.
Since said God is infallible, so should his methods be too.
Hardly, he claimed to be God.
Good point. And it's not only atheists who get spooked by the name of Jesus. There's a lot of generic "God" and "Christian" talk in the liberal denominational churches. About the only time they refer to Jesus, however, is to quote the one Bible verse they know for sure: "Do not judge lest you be judged."
Look at it this way, in creation we have free will. To choose to be not subject to the body of creation, and the Creator Himself is to be a cancer cell in that body.
HOW can He be evil if he doesnt exist?
From what I imagine is Dawkins’s point of view, a fictitious character in any story can be portrayed as good or evil, hero or villain. In his mind, the fictitious character “God” is “a ‘petty, unjust, unforgiving control freak’ as well as a ‘misogynistic, homophobic, racist ... bully.’”
>>Look at it this way, in creation we have free will. To choose to be not subject to the body of creation, and the Creator Himself is to be a cancer cell in that body.<<
I suspect that God doesn’t need that level of support and that those who don’t see Him are not “cancerous.”
I prefer to say there seem to be an inordinately high number who, if they did believe in a deity, would be exactly the type of miserable, intolerant creatures they profess to hate most among believers.
I see what you mean. Maybe we should just hate ‘em right from the start? Nah, I can’t be bothered. Better to just enjoy mocking them I think.
I don’t believe in athiests.
Dawkins is an idiot. Albert Einstein, Newton, Descartes and many of the greatest minds that have ever existed believed in GOD. Dawkins use of faulty logic is laughable. Mathematics, logic, and reasoning can not prove or disprove the existence of GOD. Either Dawkins knows this and wrote the book just to make money off the atheists, or he is delusional.
Ignore them. Let them file their lawsuits. Then pray at graduation ceremonies anyway. Let the cops come in and arrest everyone for public prayer. Let the school administration withhold diplomas earned from 4 years of work because the students decided to pray. Put up your crosses on the side of the road so they can make the cops take them down again. Have the 10 Commandments mysteriously “appear” in the courthouse every night, so that they can be removed again the next day.
Force them to persecute the religious people. Because although there is no “separation of church and state” in the Constitution, there sure is a something about “or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.”
But we can’t fight on that ground until we stop giving in at the threat of a lawsuit.