Responding to Atheism

January 11, 2015
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Topic Notes

  • Turn your brains ON!
  • Responding to “Top 10 Reasons I’m an Atheist” from dogmadebate.com
  • 1. If we truly had one creator speaking to prophets, it would do so consistently, not contradictory as thousands of different religions have proven.
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    Christian Mistake: God does speak to us through different religions!
    Reality: God already tells us why there are many different religions; Satan and untruth.
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  • 2. Living by the means of man helping man, and realizing time on earth is not a practice run, creates an urgency of life that requires fulfilling.
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    Christian Mistake: Christian Mistake: We have an urgency of life too!
    Reality: We have a superior urgency (this is eternal rewards/Heaven and Hell!). The only true urgency created in atheistic worldview would be selfish urgency.
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  • 3. I asked my four-year-old daughter where the stars came from. She confidently said “The moon made them.” I followed by asking “Then where did the moon come from?” She strongly asserted “Daddy, the moon is the boss. Nobody made the moon.” This is an unmistakably familiar mindset; and rightfully embarrassing for an adult to hold such similar thought.
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    Christian Mistake: Jesus said we have to have faith like a child!
    Reality: A coincidence connection between a 4-year old’s answer about the moon and our suggestion that nobody made God” does not negate any evidence for God, nor does it prove anything.
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  • BIBLE CONTRADICTION via thethinkingatheist.com
    • Is ONLY God good? What about good people?
    • Mark 10:18 vs Matthew 5:45
  • 4. Demeter, Jesus, Apollo, Horus, Zeus, Mithra, Yahweh, Tammuz, Ganesha, and Allah are only 10 of the thousands of gods recorded in history. An Atheist is not one that refuses to read religious doctrine; it is often one who reads too many.
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    Christian Mistake: That just proves that there is a God somewhere!
    Reality: What is said about Jesus is what’s important. What do the other religions teach about Jesus?
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  • 5. In the technicalities of most religions, there is no difference between a believer that dies before having time to repent, and a nonbeliever that rejected the doctrine altogether.
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    Christian Mistake: No obvious mistake here
    Reality: God’s timing is perfect. There is no “accidental dying” before repentance, nor is there such a thing as a believer who isn’t repenting.
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  • 6. If the Christian god created humans as sinners, how could it rightfully expect us to believe the corrupt messengers it has sent to teach us the way of life?
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    Christian Mistake: Again, no obvious mistake here
    Reality: God didn’t create sinners.
    Reality 2: how can we believe “corrupt messengers?” There is one messenger who is NOT corrupt! Jesus. And that NON CORRUPT messenger quoted, believed, and taught us to believe Scriptures.
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  • 7. “Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then He is not omnipotent. Is He able, but not willing? Then He is malevolent. Is He both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is He neither able nor willing? Then why call Him God?” – Epicurus
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    Christian Mistake: (or a less good answer) Admitting there is evil, is admitting there is a God.
    Reality: God will stop evil. But, if he stopped it all right now he’d have to kill us. That’s why Jesus came. 2 Peter 3:9
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  • LISTENER QUESTION
    • How do you feel about hypnosis? Does the Bible say anything about it?
  • 8. All babies are Atheists. Religions are taught depending on the location and era in which you are raised. Being born in the U.S. in 1974 does not make you right, it most likely just makes you another Christian. That’s no better or worse than the person born in Tibet in 1955, who proudly worships the Dalai Lama.
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    Christian Mistake: God loves America more.
    Reality: Acts 17:26-27
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  • 9. It is better to find your own answers and make an educated decision, than to intentionally remain uneducated and make a fearful one.
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    WE AGREE WITH THAT!
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  • 10. Only for the sake of argument, if I were to astonishingly find myself face to face with a supreme being, I would expect to be judged on my life as a humanist, and how I treated others, (just as most Christians plan to be judged on character, not on the actual Ten Commandments). If my positive actions were ignored, and I was instead judged on using my intelligence to doubt religious doctrines created by human sinners, I would rather be eternally punished than bow to such an unfair tyrant who made things seemingly impossible for humans to succeed at this horrific game.
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    Christian Mistake: No obvious mistake here
    Reality: it’s just wrong to say, “I would expect to be judged on my life as a humanist, and how I treated others, just as most Christians plan to be judged on character” – that’s not what Christians expect.
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  • READ A BOOK!
    • “Reasoning from the Scripture with the Mormons” by Ron Rhodes

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