All attempts to begin with particulars and end with universal absolutes have failed. Mysticism, Rationalism, Humanism, Logical Positivism have all failed and ended up in relativism. In order to have absolutes, meaning and purpose we need a revelation from God, the infinite reference point. The good news is God has revealed the truth to us in the Bible. It says that in the beginning an all knowing all powerful God created the universe and made man in His image. Hence the Christian has a basis for assuming that there is order in the universe, he has a philosophical basis for assuming that man’s sense perception is reliable and that man is capable of meaningful thought. God’s laws are a clear basis for moral absolutes and it explains why humans can’t help but use words like good, evil, right, wrong, should, must etc… God has also revealed to us that we are morally depraved, (to be honest we all know this deep in our hearts anyways, we just don’t like to admit it). In fact the Bible says we are so morally depraved that we would want to suppress the obvious truth that God exists and will judge mankind by His standard.
Perhaps you realize that the whole atheism thing was just wishful thinking. Perhaps you wanted to believe it because you didn’t want to think about a God who knows your every thought and deed and will judge you for them. After all you realize that like everyone else you have lied, lusted, coveted and rebelled against God in many ways. God clearly has a reason to be angry with you. I could understand why you might want to pretend that God didn’t exist, after all it is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of an angry God, whose laws you have broken. But denying a problem exists is not the same as solving it. Don’t be a gutless coward, face up to it we all deserve to burn in Hell. But there is good news; because God is merciful He has decided to redeem some undeserving sinners. That’s why Jesus who is God took for Himself a human body and died for the sins of those who would repent of their sins and put their trust in Him. .
Do you have the courage to take
The Atheist Challenge
If you are an atheists who has the courage to have your views challenged then this tract is for you.
WARNING: If you are one of those weak minded atheists who prefers laws suits and/or political attempts to silence opposing views because you realize that your belief system cannot stand any kind of scrutiny this tract may be very disturbing to you. The mere presence of someone handing you this literature may be more than your weak mind can handle, if that is the case we recommend you politely return the tract, give it to a stronger person, or discard it in a proper manner. Some weak minded atheists have felt so threatened by having their views challenged that they have responded by scoffing, cursing, tearing it up literature, breaking the law by throwing it on the ground, beginning a political crusade to abolish free speech, or some other kind of juvenile behavior which ultimately embarrasses not only them but also other atheists as well.
Ten Questions for the Atheist to answer
1) If your existence, including your thoughts, is the out growth of a random process then what basis do you have for presuming that your thoughts are rational? (if you don’t believe your thoughts are rational, please keep them to yourself! )
2) If you don’t have a philosophical basis for believing your thoughts are rational then why should anyone listen to anything you have to say?
3) If your sense perception is the result of a random process then on what basis do you believe that it reflects reality?
4) If there is no intelligence behind the formulation of the universe why would you expect to find any order in the universe?
5) If you don’t have any basis for expecting there to be order in the universe why would the atheist attempt to look for or find natural laws?
6) Darwinian atheists often speak of the “survival of the fittest” but if the fittest is defined as that which survives then you have not done anything except renamed the things which survive. Can they define fittest in a meaningful way?
7) If Darwinians define fittest as arrangements of matter which are more stable and durable then aren’t non-living arrangements of matter more stable and durable than what we refer to as living arrangements of matter?
8. If everything is an outgrowth of a random process then on what basis do atheists talk about Good, Bad, Evil, Right, Wrong, Better, Best, Worse, Worst, Works, Doesn’t Work etc.. Since all these words imply a universal value system which atheism has no basis for since in atheism there is only particulars and we know from logic you can never deduce universals from particulars?
9) Why do atheists tell people that they “should”, “ought”, “must”, or “need to” do anything? since all these words imply a universal value system that the atheist does not have a philosophical basis for?
10) Why do so many atheists insist that other people should be philosophically consistent while they go about making claims which are intrinsically inconsistent such as “There are no absolutes” (are you absolutely sure), “There is no right and wrong” (are you sure you are right)?
Perhaps you have read all these questions, and don’t have any good answers but want to remain an atheist. Fine at least don’t be a hypocrite, don’t tell anyone what they ought to do since you don’t have a intellectual basis for oughtness, don’t talk about anything being right, wrong, good, evil, bad, works or doesn’t work etc.. since you have no intellectual basis for those concepts. If you keep using terminology that reflects a belief system which is philosophically inconsistent with your own then you are a living refutation of your own atheistic philosophy.
Perhaps after reading this you realize that you have been duped into believing a bunch of non-sense by idiots who on one hand are claiming to be geniuses and on the other hand professed that their thoughts were the outgrowth of a random process. Perhaps you see that there are tremendous philosophical problems with the atheist position. For years I have listened to atheists scoff at those who believed in God but I have never met one of them who could defend their position intellectually. Many atheists are morally predisposed to believing the “moral absolute” that “there are no moral absolutes” because that makes them feel better about all the wicked things they have done, are doing, or want to do. (You might say atheism is the opiate of the immoral and self righteous). After looking at these questions some atheists have realized that they were ideological hypocrites who claimed to reject other belief systems because they were “not logically consistent” but refused to reject their own belief system when it was shown to be thoroughly inconsistent with the assumptions they were compelled to make in their day to day lives.