posted on Apr, 17 2012 @ 06:34 PM
Put atheists in their place.
Interesting...and what exactly is the place of an atheist?
As an atheist, I don't believe in a god. This does not mean a god does not exist, it simply means I have seen no compelling evidence that would make
me believe in one.
The difference between a atheist, and a theist, is simple. With new information, I will gladly change my stance. Theists however will reject all new
information if they find it conflicts with their belief..therefore, atheism is not a belief..it is simply a understanding of what is presented.
Now, about the clips.
the first one discusses an internal verses external creator. The atheists pose a question, how would something spiritual create something material.
The response to that was that god is outside of the creation...which did not answer the question at all. He was unable to answer it, so he spoke
about something completely unreleated to the question presented.
No more need be discussed about that video. He might as well gave a recipe for cookies.
The second video is the classic fill god in the gaps answer. He notes that since science does not have =all= the answers to every single question in
the universe, it must prove therefore that Jesus is lord, etc. This mindset has been around since the dawning of time when they demanded a deity was
riding a golden chariot over the earth every day because they couldn't exactly specify why the sun goes down in the west and comes up in the
east...even some may have been contemplating a potentially spherical body verses a flat earth, but at the time, due to lack of tools/means to test, it
is rejected by the golden chariot types.
Evolution is science..but science is not absolute..science is not something that is infallable..as a matter of fact, the very basic understanding and
motivation of science is that it is indeed fallable and we must progress to continuously challenge, test, experiment, and understand all things to
dismiss previous held understandings and notions. This is the opposite understanding of the religious.
Consider the last sentence on that video...Evolution is dangerouos because its false (maybe, but so far, the evidence is pointing strongly towards it)
and mostly because it sends you to hell if you believe it.
Well, this means that should you tend to go with the facts and understandings, you will be tortured...this is not a mindset of trying to understand,
but rather pushing a mindset that rejects information.
Yes, Science and Religion are different..religion demands perpetual ignorance, science rips curtains down to see what is making the great Oz appear.
And if a deity requires such ignorance, then first off, it is a flawed creator for even giving us the ability to want to understand, but moreso, it is
an unworthy deity whom does not allow..hell, even reward..us trying to understand the universe around us.
So, Atheists are correct here...even if there is a deity...because I would rather think freely in hell, than be diminished and ignore the gifts of
logic, reason, and understanding in heaven. I couldn't imagine such a heaven could exist where the demand is that people deny thought,
contemplation, and expression frankly, therefore the biblical god is a paradox in itself.
The guy in the video has a good sense of humor though, so thats good.