Atheists Flogging Their Dead Horses
I feel sorry for atheists, they persist in flogging one or more dead horses. The dead horses don’t care and we smile at the waste of energy.
Here are the dead horses that they delight in flogging.
1) Science and religion are competing explanations of the world.
False, they explain the different domains of ‘how’ and ‘why’. Even a moment’s examination reveals how obvious this is.
2) Science has shown that the universe spontaneously generated from nothing, making God unnecessary.
False. It has not shown this, it is pure conjecture and it is not science. Furthermore, this scientific conjecture can never be verified, it is hidden behind an absolute information barrier.
3) Science has shown that free will does not exist.
False, science is unable to explain free will. That does not mean that it does not exist.
4) Evolution is a contradiction of religion.
False, evolution is the tool through which God achieved his purpose, as are all the laws of nature.
5) Religion is evil and therefore God does not exist.
False on two grounds. Look at Catholicism as an example. It does enormous good around the world and persistently advocates a noble moral code. Secondly the evil that some people do merely shows that some people are evil. Judges have been guilty of criminal conduct but that does not make the institution of justice evil.
6) God is hidden and therefore does not exist.
False. The hiddenness of something does not prove that it does not exist. This is an elementary error of logic. However, atheism delights in fatal contradictions. The best example of this is their dogmatic commitment to the multiverse. Now here is the thing. The multiverse is hidden, it is hidden forever from scientific investigation. There is no evidence for its existence and there will never be any evidence for the simple reason that it (if it exists) is hidden behind an absolute information barrier.
There is a delicious irony in the way that atheists can, with their left hand, claim that there is no God because he is hidden, and yet, with their right hand, claim there is no God, because there exists a hidden and unobservable multiverse. Is atheism completely immune to its self contradictions?
There is a further irony in the way that atheism loudly proclaims the pre-eminence of science and yet quickly jettison one of the most basic tenets of science(hypotheses need to be verified by observation) to advance their favourite competing explanation for God.
We theists, agree that science is the best tool for explaining ‘how’ the universe operates but please don’t pass off mere conjecture as good science. Good luck with trying to use science to explain the ‘why’ of the operation of the universe. You've made a very poor start with no discernible progress.
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