To all our atheist friends, thank God you’re wrong!
Please see the article at http://www.answersingenesis.org/get-a… for more information. This video clip by Ken Ham is from the video “Genesis 1:1—The Foundational Verse of the Foundational Book.”
"He’s given us all this evidence around us." What’s the evidence wisdomfish? I’ve been waiting for a Christian to tell me. What I usually get is number of manuscripts, apologetic arguments that are for the most part fallacious, bare assertions, etc.
"He stepped into history in the person of Jesus Christ." There might have been a Jesus, but he definitely wasn’t the Gospels’ Christ. Or, he might not have existed at all. If you haven’t engaged this material, your opinion doesn’t matter. So until then, kindly shut up.
Then he makes all these references to the Gospels and says, “the Bible tells us why.” That’s called circular reasoning: “I believe the Gospel Jesus existed because the Gospels tell me so; people reject the God of the Bible because the Bible tells me so.” Precisely the fallacy-dependent reasoning I alluded to up top.
"Richard Dawkins spends so much time fighting against someone who doesn’t exist." No! What Richard Dawkins and some atheists have in common is that they are opposing the people who believe this nonsense, the people who don’t let other people (not just atheists, but people of other religions) maintain opposing views, and the people who are imposing this unquestioning, unsubstantiated nonsense on others—among other things.
"Why do they care? What on Earth does it matter? Go jump off a cliff now and get it over and done with." When atheists use this kind of bad reasoning, Christians have a fit; when a Christian uses it, even the most "reasonable" among you clicks like without questioning (shout out to Steven over at hellenisticchristendom who prides himself as such a reasonable person and yet, he liked this video though it’s full of fallacious reasoning). I’ve heard atheists tell Christians, "why don’t you just off yourself? Get to heaven faster! This life doesn’t matter, right?" Of course, that makes no sense because if Christianity were true, suicide would be the taking of a life you have no right to take; on their view, only god can give and take away life and thus, it would be a grave sin to commit suicide. The folk myth is that you’ll go straight to Hell if you do that. On atheism, however, this life is all we have! Sure, you’re free to believe in some sort of afterlife, but that doesn’t mean there is one. Thus, this life is of central importance in our view. If we truly don’t believe in an afterlife, why the heck would we end it!? Utter, unquestioning foolishness!
"Go do whatever you want." Well, one of the things we want to do (though want is probably an inadequate word in this sense), is live our lives without the influence of religion. Yet, even in our most non-confrontational efforts to do that, we’re being heckled by family members, fellow bloggers who are Christian, proselytizers on public transportation and at our doorsteps, creationists in our public schools, and so on. Take yourself as an example. Why is this nonsense on our tag? You may think it’s relevant to atheism, but it’s not. Relevance: Christian blogger puts up a Nietzsche quote that they somehow find influential, moving, thought-provoking, or what have you; Christian blogger puts up a debate between an atheist and a theist; Christian blogger puts up an article written by an atheist. Irrelevant: Christian blogger puts up an article telling atheists they’re wrong; Christian blogger puts up a video that contains x number of misrepresentations about atheists; Christian blogger puts up CS Lewis quotes. The latter is most representative of the nonsense you people post. Control the urge! Some of us are getting fed up with the self-righteousness, redundancy, obduracy, and so on. I’m only about two minutes in and I’ve already corrected enough about the video to get you to disagree with it. And guess what!? You’ll probably, like every other bullheaded Christian idiot I’ve come across, ignore everything I said with your smug, self-righteous, wannabe apologist demeanor. But for good measure, I’ll continue pulling the teeth out of this video. Or should I say dentures!?
"They know there’s a god; they fight against it." This nonsense mantra needs to be buried sixty feet deep on some exoplanet in a galaxy a couple billion light-years away. I’ve been an atheist for close to three years now. I’ve done my due diligence. I’ve listened to the best cases for Christ, the best cases for Christianity, and the best arguments in its favor. All of the above are problematic for one reason or another and getting into it would require another discussion. We can discuss that if you want. Christianity is highly refutable and I’m not saying that because I’m "suppressing god" or because I "hate god" or some such nonsense. It’s just the honest truth.
"We have scientists trying to make some form of life to tell you that it happened by chance." Never mind the asininity that follows. Do you seriously think this poses a challenge to someone who has scientific literacy!? Learn about abiogenesis rather than believing some straw manned definition of it.
So god created bacteria? Does Ham know that most bacteria is, I don’t know, bad for you! Listening to him ramble when trying to explain the experiment was hilarious. The guy hasn’t the slightest clue of what he’s talking about. That’s what happens when creationists speak science. Don’t believe me, I challenge you to debate me: creationism vs. evolution. You’ll be next in a long line of slayed opponents and given our history, I won’t hesitate to crush you.
"It’s so obvious there’s a god." And that’s his problem. That’s your problem. That’s Steven’s problem. That’s virtually every Christian’s problem. They hold that unjustified presupposition and they refuse to question it. If it’s so obvious, what am I doing on this side of the debate after supposedly being called to ministry, after "feeling his presence," after seeing supposed miracles and exorcisms, and so on and so forth. Doesn’t that imply that I have some answers you never thought possible? Or are you refusing to confront those answers because you’re afraid of the crisis of faith that will ensue? In other words, you’re refusing to field alternatives because you’re an obstinate, unquestioning fanatic.
Ultimately, Ham is preaching to a bunch of gullible zombies. Any informed person would have sat there for four minutes either with a huge grin on their face or boiling anger bubbling inside them. Most Evangelicals target people who are too uninformed to think for themselves. Thankfully, there are people who will correct such nonsense. Unfortunately, it is highly likely the idiots won’t listen. Will you finally get a clue or will you maintain such opinions though they’re wrong?