Tuesday, October 26, 2010
No Respect for Atheists: Revised Version
To put it simply, I have NO respect for atheists! Why?
You may think it is because:
1) I am a believer
2) My brain is seized up
3) I am stupid
4) I am a conservative
5) I belong to the religious right [as opposed to the liberal left?]
6) I am an evangelical Christian. Therefore I cannot think.
7) I am not open-minded
8) I believe that Richard Dawkins or Christopher Hitchens do not exist.
Some or all of the above may be true of me. However some are also true of atheists! Why?
Would you agree that an atheist is a person who adamantly declares that there is no supreme being, no superior force, no God?
Now an agnostic, I believe is honest. What is wrong with saying, "I don't know if there is a God?" Nothing! It is the honest statement of your thought processes.
However an atheist believes in no absolutes except the absolute belief that there is no superior being. He cannot see a God; therefore there is no God.
I cannot see Rome but somehow I still think it is there! I cannot see electricity and many have faced calamity for that very reason! I cannot see air but that won’t stop me from breathing it!
I could say that I have never seen Richard Dawkins or Christopher Hitchens. Therefore they do not exist! Does that make sense to you?
Isn’t that a little like the game I used to play with my daughters putting my hand over my eyes and saying, “You can’t see me!”
Why is the atheistic position untenable?
I ask you, the reader, atheist or not, "What per cent of the world's knowledge do you have?"
Do you have less than 10%? Less than 5%? Less than 1%? I am sure you would agree that anyone who says they have more than 1% of the world's knowledge has already declared oneself as a supreme being and therefore it is not possible to have discussion with that one! He has already declared himself to BE God!
Let us agree that anyone reading this has less than 1% of the knowledge available in the world. Okay?
Then there is 99% of the world's knowledge that each of us does not posssess? Isn't that logical straightforward math? 100% -1% = 99%. Right?
So is it possible that God exists in the 99% of knowledge that you do not have?
Do you know what every atheist I have ever talked to or communicated says? "No!" They say it is not possible that God exists in the 99% of the world's knowledge they do not have!
Isn't that a rather arrogant attitude? You do not have ANY knowledge in that 99%, but you declare with no hesitation that you KNOW no God can exist there!
That is the equivalent of saying, "I know NOTHING about Australia and have never been there but I KNOW that Sydney does NOT exist!"
That is why I have no respect for atheists. They claim superior knowledge to everyone else, especially those who do believe in God. They have declared themselves to be the superior being because they KNOW there is no God and they KNOW there is no God in spite of the fact that they possess less than 1% of the world's information!
That is ridiculous! It is also not deserving of respect. Anyone who says that has closed his or her mind to logic.
It is impossible to declare that you know something about knowledge you do not have. But that is exactly what an atheist does.