What Are Some Problems of Atheism?

Here is a post from Chris Lockwood (comment) on Quora.com:

I tried to respond to this comment directly. however the site was not allowing me access.

I will dissect and refute the points that Mr. Lockwood posted, as this is a very typical response that atheists have against Christianity.

“Religions are like viruses (I do not mean this in any kind of derogatory way).”
– Oh no, I always use the word “Virus” as a term of endearment!

“To spread and remain viable, they evolve and adapt to pressures around them.”
– I wish he would have elaborated on that statement, but it is easy to just come up with such statements.

“There are a lot of dead religions today because they lacked mechanisms to ensure survival.”
– This inadvertently defends the Christian Faith, as it is the Truth and Christianity is stronger than ever.

“Twenty-first century Christianity is almost unrecognizable compared ninth century Christianity.”
– I again wish that Mr. Lockwood had elaborated more upon that statement with examples. He may have been thinking about Roman Catholicism as it is always changing and non-Christian. As well the Holy Bible has remained the same, barring different language translations, as the Dead Sea Scrolls and early Papyri confirms the written Word. (See link on bottom for an in depth article)

“Religions thrive on blind faith acceptance of authority and doctrine…”
– Blind Faith is actually dangerous. How would you know if there were false prophets? Jesus said: 1 John 4:1 “Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.” A verse telling us that blind faith is wrong! The verse is telling us we should “test the spirits” to see if they give evidence that they are indeed from God.
– Evolution is a great example of “Blind Faith! Faith is trust in something or someone. It is a confidence that something is true even if that which is believed cannot be logically proven as being true. Faith is often based on experience, the repeatability of events with logical expectation that such events will continue in the same manner, etc. Sometimes faith is based on no evidence and no logic. This is called “blind faith”.

“…often creating an emotional attachment to their belief and a blindspot where reason is concerned. This is an enormous obstacle to overcome. As a result, atheism is viewed as a threat to the point that atheists are often demonized and ridiculed.
– Oh really, let’s see what the famous atheist Richard Dawkins has to say about that….”Ridicule (Christians) is the best response, never violence. Laugh at them, mock their ridiculous beliefs…(Twitter Jan 10 2015 9:46 AM.)

“The emotional attachment people many people have with their religion is so strong that it obscures logical discourse”
– Just like evolution?

Here is his post in full:

“Here’s the thing: Religions are like viruses (I do not mean this in any kind of derogatory way). To spread and remain viable, they evolve and adapt to pressures around them. There are a lot of dead religions today because they lacked mechanisms to ensure survival. Twenty-first century Christianity is almost unrecognizable compared ninth century Christianity.

Religions thrive on blind faith acceptance of authority and doctrine, often creating an emotional attachment to their belief and a blindspot where reason is concerned. This is an enormous obstacle to overcome. As a result, atheism is viewed as a threat to the point that atheists are often demonized and ridiculed. (This reaction is designed more to keep the religious within their ranks, rather than to convert atheists.) The emotional attachment people many people have with their religion is so strong that it obscures logical discourse”.

Chris Lockwood, Graphic Artist
Quora.com
Posted May 5, 2015

God Bless

Brian Mason

https://carm.org/a-brief-history-of-bible-translations

Scientism And It’s Problems

I love it when people engrossed in Scientism say they only need science because science will eventually fix everything and answer all our problems. They will go on to put down and ridicule believers in God and his writings in the Bible stating how can you believe in what is written down in an “old book written by desert peasants?” Let’s look at some of the past failures of science and ask them ” You put faith/trust in something with this track record? Here we go:
“Piltdown Chicken, Chernobyl, Mercury Fillings, Thalidomide, Hole in the Ozone Layer, Global Cooling, Global Heating, Darwinian Evolution, Iridium, Silicone Implants, Y2K, MTBE Contamination, DMSO, the Fen-phen Fiasco, Over Use of Antibiotics, Aspartame, Saccharine, and Lucy for a slice of examples of vacillation and failures of science.

As for a “dusty book written by peasants”, there are 45+ Prophecies that have been fulfilled and plenty of examples of the bible speaking about so called “scientific discoveries” of modern times in that “dusty book”! For example: The round shape of the earth, earth is suspended in nothing, the stars are innumerable, the existence of valleys in the seas, the hydrologic cycle, concept of entropy and many more!

Don’t get me wrong, I am a lover of science and believe that science is a gift from God in many cases. Science also exposes the wonders of creation. Scientism does have major problems and I believe the biggest problem is that the Gospel is forgotten in the mix.

Isaiah 44: 6-8
6 “Thus says the Lord, the King of Israel and his Redeemer, the Lord of hosts:
‘I am the first and I am the last,
And there is no God besides Me

God Bless
Brian Mason

Bill Nye: “We Came From Mars”

Bill Nye the pseudoscientist claims that the origins of life on earth came from Mars! Let’s think about that for a second. He denies that we came from Adam and Eve but coming from Mars is a better position? Let’s entertain that thought for a moment; Mars has an environment that Man cannot survive in let alone any living organism that has been yet to be discovered, and yet the makings of humanity came from that kind of situation? Also, if life was ever found on Mars, where would it have originated? Again “Life coming from Non-life”?

Oh how (pseudo)science fights God, at every turn and looks for Government Grants and outside funding!

God Bless

Brian Mason

Why Does God Allow Suffering? Tony Costa

This is a question that athiests, non-Christians and even Christian believers ponder. Why does God allow suffering?
This is Tony Costa on 100 Huntley Street explaining as best he can as to why? His book “The Reason For God” is one that I have on my to-read-list.

God Bless

Brian Mason

FIVE APOLOGETIC ISSUES THAT CHRISTIANS MUST BE PREPARED TO DEFEND

Here is another blog I would like to have people read. I found the “FIVE APOLOGETIC ISSUES THAT CHRISTIANS MUST BE PREPARED TO DEFEND” particularly well done and thought to provoke.

http://danstory.net/blog/

As Christian Apologists, we must defend God’s Truth and answer the skeptic’s as good Ambassadors for Christ.

God Bless

Brian Mason