Vacuity of Atheism as a Philosophy

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Over at Answers in Genesis, Ken Ham stirred a hornet’s nest by pointing out that Atheism is meaningless as a philosophy. That is, if you adhere to it, there is no meaning to anything, and your life has no purpose.

Of course, this is one of the many Achilles Heels of Atheism. And the Atheists responded as you’d expect—with calm, rational arguments devoid of logical fallacies.

Just kidding! Of course, the Atheists responded with ad hominem and worse. (link)

For those of you new to the logical scene, any argument that goes like this is a logical fallacy:

  1. You are stupid.
  2. Therefore, you are wrong.

If you have a hard time understanding the logical fallacy, I encourage you to avoid using logic for even the simplest tasks. It’s obviously not your strong suit.

If you need an explanation of why it’s a logical fallacy, do an internet search for the two words “ad hominem”. I cannot do justice to an explanation of how terrible this fallacy is.

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4 Responses to “Vacuity of Atheism as a Philosophy”

  1. demo kid Says:

    Please. The logical arguments for theism are equally as flawed as they are for atheism. The only difference with your passionate “argument” is that you’re cherry-picking evidence presented to you by atheists to prove some kind of point… which, last time I checked, is a logical fallacy as well.

    • Jonathan Gardner Says:

      OK, demo kid, if you’re so capable of proving that God exists, please proceed to do so. I doubt you’ll succeed where everyone else has failed, though.

      Here’s my proof: I know God lives because He answers my prayers and He testifies the truth of the scriptures that we have. How do you intend to dissuade someone like me from this proof? Where is the flaw in my reasoning?

      There’s this book called the Bible, and it records a history of Jesus, who died and was resurrected and showed his body before hundreds before ascending in heaven. This book is not a book written by a single author, but by several authors, each who testify in their own way of the same story. Other historical records corroborate the claims. The apostles died as martyrs for their testimony of Jesus, along with thousands of others. Somehow, you’re going to have to build a time machine and show me how people would gladly die for a story they made up and agreed to. Or somehow, you’re going to have to explain how that giant stone was rolled away with two Roman guards watching it all night long. Or somehow, you’re going to have to explain how the testimony of Jesus can survive one of the most brutal logical and legalistic societies of the time, the Pharisees and Sadducees, and survived despite the entire Roman empire trying to destroy it.

      Millions upon millions have personal witnesses of their own experiences with this Jesus, and the vast majority agree on basic points of doctrine.

      Somehow, you’re going to have to systematically refute every single testimony of all the billions of living Christians today, along with every recorded testimony of every Christian who lived before you can even begin to prove that such a being as God can’t exist. That’s an uphill battle if ever there were one. Good luck.

      It’s kind of hard to prove God doesn’t exist to people who’ve interacted with Him.

      Meanwhile, all you have to do is open your heart and mind, read the Bible, and get on your knees and pray with real faith, nothing wavering to get your own witness. There’s really nothing more to it. James 1:5.

      About “cherry-picking” evidence, I think the fact that Atheism teaches that life is meaningless is a pretty big cherry to pick. It certainly would dissuade me and pretty much anyone else from putting our faith into it, if the end result is going to be nothing.

    • Jonathan Gardner Says:

      The logical arguments for theism are equally as flawed as they are for atheism.

      I suppose I should’ve thanked Demo Kid for conceding the point. He now agrees with me that the logical arguments for atheism are flawed.

      Now that atheism is illogical, perhaps Demo Kid would start encouraging people to abandon it?

  2. Logic and Science of Christianity « Federal Way Conservative Says:

    […] of Christianity By Jonathan Gardner Demo Kid writes a lengthy response to the comments under Vacuity of Atheism as a Philosophy. I appreciate his attempt, so I am posting an excerpt of his best parts here. First of all, I’m […]

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