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Atheist Arguments That Show God Does Not Exist

Atheist Arguments That Show God Does Not Exist

Atheist arguments that show that God does not exist.

Sorry, I have not been able to find any. As far as I know, there are no good reasons to think that God does not exist.

The arguments that I have seen point to the existence of God.

For example:

The Kalam Cosmological Argument – By the way, this argument is supported by good philosophical and scientific evidence.

The Kalam Cosmological argument shows that the universe itself is contingent for its existence. Because the universe (time, space, matter, energy) came into existence and is not itself eternal, what ever brought the universe into being would have to be eternal or timeless, spaceless, immaterial, and powerful. So the question is, what could qualify as:

Timeless – outside of time

Spaceless – existing when space had not existed

Immaterial – not made up of matter

Powerful – powerful enough to bring the universe into existence out of nothing

???????

THe Atheist

The Atheist has to make up something which has no scientific evidence such as the multiverse or to assert that Nothing created everything. One atheist even went so far as to try and redefine the word Nothing as Something, that didn’t work out to well.

So is it plausible to think that the universe just popped into existence out of nothing by nothing?

The Kalam Cosmological Argument

Here is a quick and concise video teaching the main points of the Kalam Cosmological Argument.

If you are an atheist and have a good argument to show that God doesn’t exist, please let us know. If you are an atheist and do not have a good argument that shows that God does not exist, why are you an atheist? If you have no evidence to the contrary, why do you hold the atheist position?

Saying that you don’t know of any evidence for the existence of God is just a way of showing that your position is not based on evidence just your will. Perhaps you do not want God to exist but that does not count as evidence. 

If you have an argument or evidence against the existence of God, please let us know.

Written by : Nick Mitchell

Nick is a member of New York Apologetics since its foundation and also serves as an associate pastor at Abundant Life Church of God for the past 23 years.

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Dear Atheist – Agnosticism?

Dear Atheist – Agnosticism?

Dear Atheist,

 

Whether you are an Atheist or a Theist, the Law of Non-Contradiction as explained in this segment of “Dear Atheist” should be of great concern to you with respect to the position you hold on the question of whether or not God exists.

 

Three Positions

 

Most of the atheists that I encounter would agree that there are at least three positions when answering the question of God’s existence.

 

The question: Does God exist?

 

Three Positions:

  1. Yes, God exists.
  2. No, God does not exist.
  3. I don’t know if God exists. (varying degrees)

 

The Law of Non-Contradiction removes one position as an answer.

 This Law of Non-Contradiction states that contrary statements cannot both be true in the same sense at the same time.  “A is B” and “A is not B” are mutually exclusive.

 

Logical Answers for both the Atheist and the Theist.

Because the question is either true or false, there are only two logical answers.

 

  1. Yes, God exists.
  2. No, God does not exist.

The “I don’t know if God exists” statement is not a valid answer to this question with regard to truth.

Either the statement is true, or the statement is false! There is no other possible answer.

You can plainly recognize that the Law of Non-Contradiction does not allow for Agnosticism or the ‘I don’t know if God exists claim’ as a valid answer.

 

Position vs. Answer

While one can hold the position of agnosticism or withhold answering the God question, one cannot assert agnosticism as a legitimate answer to the truth of the God question.

 

Conclusion : It is either true or false.

If you are an Atheist and think that you do not have to assert that God does not exist, think again. You have an opportunity to choose your answer to this question. Choose wisely.

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I Just Lack Belief | Whattaya Do?

I Just Lack Belief | Whattaya Do?

I just lack a belief in God.

There are some atheists that try to define their position as a negation, or just a “lack of belief” in God.  

To prove their point, they like to ask theists if they believe in Thor, Hermes, or Apollos?  The natural response of the Christian is “of course not”.  “See”, says the atheist, “you are an atheist as fas as all those gods go; we just go one more god than you”.   Very clever on their part, but no so sophisticated.

 

                                                       So, Whattaya Do?

Ask a question: is theism just a lack of belief in the non-existence of God?  We can state our belief in terms of negation too!

The simple fact of the matter is that someone who denies one set of beliefs is a true believer in another.  Everyone believes something and this becomes the foundation of a person’s worldview.  

All atheists have a worldview because they have beliefs.  Some are just trying to make it difficult for us to pin down their positive beliefs while avoiding the burden of proof for holding them.

 

 

 

 

Here are ten observations about people who claim to “lack belief”:

 

1. If Atheism is just about the lack of belief in God, then atheism is just a state of mind
2. The atheist is saying that he’s not psychologically convinced a god exists – so what!  That offers no evidence for or against God
3. Most people lack a belief in unguided evolution, yet no atheist would say that evolution is false
4. If atheism is just a lack of belief in God, then rocks, trees, dogs and outhouses (or anything else without a brain) are all atheists
5. The atheist who proclaims a lack of belief is really trying to avoid the burden of proof
6. Why would atheists try to dissuade theists from belief in God if they just lack belief?
7. They don’t lack a belief in materialism
8. If they truly lacked belief, they wouldn’t care that you were a theist!  They wouldn’t argue as vigorously as they do against your position. The fact that they do shows they do have a belief.
9. You don’t write books about things you lack belief in!

10. If atheists just lack belief, why are there atheistic churches?

 

No matter how many times the atheist cries that he simply “lacks belief”, he is confidently confirming that he positively believes in something else.

 

          So now you know Whattaya Do.  Thanks for asking.

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6 Reasons Atheism = A-evidentialism

6 Reasons Atheism = A-evidentialism

Did you ever notice that there is no, absolutely no positive evidence for atheism?  Atheists have no common universal beliefs other than the negation of theism.

That’s funny since they pride themselves on evidence, yet have absolutely none for their position.

Take a look at what Steve Hays says about it:

The debate between atheism and Christian theism has such a stereotypical form that it’s easy to overlook the radical disparity: when you think about it, there is no positive evidence for atheism. The case for atheism boils down to an argument from silence.

 

Now, there’s nothing inherently wrong with an argument from silence, but that’s a very vulnerable argument. Atheists don’t really present any positive evidence for atheism; rather, they argue against theism.

 

The case for atheism boils down to the alleged lack of evidence for an interventionist God. Claiming that we can explain the origin of the universe naturalistically. We can explain the origin of life naturalistically. We can explain every illness and recovery naturalistically.

 

Or take the claim that answers to prayer are random. Likewise, the argument from evil is an appeal to randomness. The distribution of weal and woe seems to be random. By the same token, mass extinction seems to be random. What species survive or perish seems to be random.

 

Some atheists allege that biological organisms exhibit design flaws. Suboptimal adaptations. That allegation is refutable on different grounds, but in any event, it’s not a positive argument for atheism.

 

A few atheists say God-talk is meaningless. That poses a bit of a dilemma inasmuch as it is no longer clear what the atheist is denying. In any event, that’s not a positive argument for atheism.

 

Some ambitious atheists say the existence of God is not merely improbable but impossible: the very idea of God is incoherent (e.g. “paradoxes of omnipotence”). That generally depends on arbitrary, stimulative definitions of the divine attributes, or dubious postulates about a best possible world. And in any event, that’s not a positive argument for atheism.

 

Many atheists find the Bible is morally repugnant. Of course, many atheists reject moral realism. In any event, that’s not a positive argument for atheism.

 

If you go down the list, atheists don’t offer any evidence for atheism except in the roundabout sense that if there’s no evidence for God, then atheism wins by default.

 

In some respects, the argument for atheism is decidedly odd. Once again, take the argument from evil. How does evil undercut Christian theism? After all, Christian theism is predicated on the existence of evil, so how can evil be inconsistent with Christian theism? It’s not the presence of evil, but the absence of evil, that would falsify Christian theism. At best, the argument from evil might undercut “mere theism” or philosophical theism.

 

By the same token, how can the argument from evil disprove or even undercut biblical theism when biblical theism grants the existence of evil? It’s not as if the Bible depicts a utopian world. The Bible is a chronicle of evil.

 

So there really is no direct evidence for atheism. By contrast, Christian scholars and philosophers marshall reams of evidence for Christianity. And it’s important to keep our eye on the burden of proof. If the case for atheism is an argument from silence, then it takes next to nothing to overthrow it. Suppose 99% of the ostensible evidence for an interventionist God is naturally explicable. If just 1% (indeed, even less than 1%) gets through, then atheism is false. Atheism can’t permit a single counterexample to slip through its sieve.

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9 Reasons Atheists Don’t Just Lack Belief

9 Reasons Atheists Don’t Just Lack Belief

Atheists are trying to redefine what their position is by reinventing what the word atheism means.  As per the Merriam Webster dictionary, atheist means belief that there is no god, as compared to agnosticism which means a person who does not have a belief in a god.

 

If you lack a belief in a god, you are an agnostic, not an atheist.

This is so obvious that even atheist bloggers recognize it (see here – language warning).  Funny how atheists can’t even agree on what it is they are!

 

Below are nine conclusions that follow if you claim atheism is a “lack belief” in a god:

 

1. If atheism is just the lack of belief in God, then atheism is just a state of mind as Frank Turek points out

 

2. If you lack belief in god, you are just saying that I am not psychologically convinced.  So what, that offers no evidence for or against God.

 

3. Most people lack a belief in unguided evolution, yet no atheist would say that evolution is false or claim to be a-evolutionists.

 

4. If atheism is just a lack of belief in God, then rocks, trees, dogs and outhouses are all atheists just because they also lack a belief in a god.

 

5. The atheist who proclaims a lack of belief is really trying to avoid the burden of proof.

 

6. If you simply lacked a belief in a god as an atheist, then why are you trying to get rid of belief in a god?

 

7. If lack of belief in a god means you are an atheist, then Christians are atheists since they lack belief in all other gods except one.

 

8. You don’t write books about things you lack belief in!

 

9. If atheists truly lacked belief, they wouldn’t care that other people are theists!  They wouldn’t argue as vigorously as they do against the theistic position, but the fact that they do shows they do have a belief.

 

If you’re an atheist, come clean – you don’t believe a god exists and we know it.  You are not neutral, and neither are theists.  Use the skepticism you have on your own position and see how well it stands up (see this video).

 

Now, lets get back to discussing the reasons you’re an atheist.

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One Question for Atheists

One Question for Atheists

Written by Anthony Uvenio

 

As Christians we are commanded to set apart Christ as Lord of our hearts in 1 Peter 3:15.  He is to be the guiding power and influence over every though and action in our lives.  Jesus is the objective foundation upon which we build our theology, morality, philosophy, science, history – literally every area of our thinking and doing.

All our thoughts and actions should flow from His Lordship as followers of Christ. This is also the verse that apologists use to explain what apologetics is, why and how we do it.

The Oxford dictionary defines Lord as: someone or something having power, authority, or influence; a master or ruler

Jesus is our Lord. He is our foundation.  He is our King.

 He sits on His throne, and the throne of our hearts to rule and reign. 

Now, atheists come in all stripes, sizes and colors.  They span all political parties, all countries and ideologies.  They have varied opinions of morality, science, and philosophy.  We even agree with them that science and logic are good, and that evil exists.

Here’s my one question: what is their Lord?  

What is it that has power, authority and influence over their lives?  Is it an objective power or influence that guides them?  What do they shape their their thinking, morality, philosophy, science and history on?  Is it a person, a scientific experiment, or a book?

They all have convictions about how to live; sometimes they agree and sometimes they don’t – same with Christians by the way.  In fact, they unite in agreement that we are wrong to build our lives around God and tell us so all the time on Facebook – that’s why they’re called atheists.

However, as Christians, at least we all have the same Lord in common, the same foundation that we’re trying to follow and build on – we share the same goal.  What is theirs?

Is the overriding dogma of an atheist’s life the negation of God and not a positive, specific ambition?

Can you imagine living your life and shaping your thoughts around a negation of something?  Imagine if your ambition in life is defined by what you reject rather than what you accept?  Or, what you’re running away from rather than what you’re running toward?

Is there a common foundation for atheists to build on?  If not, why not?  What do each of them have in common that drives their thinking and how can they account for that in the natural world?  (I addressed Naturalism in a prior post here: Naturalism)

Since they pride themselves on critical thinking and being rational, shouldn’t they all come to the same conclusions and be building from the same foundation?

 

Is there objective unity in the atheistic camp?

 

If not, and their foundations are varied, then their conclusions will be varied.  Varied points of view are good and can have great value when trying to solve problems.  But, if their foundations are subjective, then their conclusions will be just as subjective.  Is there a consensus on an objective foundation upon which to build their conclusions, and can they scientifically prove that it exists?

Subjective foundations produce subjective results.  That will lead them to conclude that they rule and reign on the throne of their own hearts. They are their own authority – their own foundation!

Ultimately, they are King, Lord of their own lives.

                                           Why should anyone bow down to that King?

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