Offensive title, I know. I was surfing the word press reader when I stumbled across the Blog titled “Biblical Bullshit” and as usual it turned out to be nothing more but a ventilation shaft for someone who despised religion.
I think, calling vile names to Bible and God, seem attractive and cool to atheists. They probably enjoy having the upper hand in intelligence or at least they hope to. But they forget that in all of this they are in no way any different that than the religious crowd who also calls them a lot of bad things.
Hypocrisy seldom sells so I am afraid that these atheists are somewhat a disgrace to atheism itself. Most atheists even consider Sam Harris to be a disgrace to atheism but that is no more different than calling out the Pope as a disgrace to Christianity. Does any of it helps? No.
The only hint of an interesting thing I found was a line which said:
“Give me some absolute proof of God’s existence that can be retested and proven positive under laboratory conditions, and I’ll change my mind. Until then, I don’t believe.”
How sad, really. I mean If I ask you to prove to me that Alexander the great once existed, using nothing but your mommy’s kitchen equipment, would that make it any more fairer or logical than your question?
I ask atheists/agnostics often what kind of evidence they need to believe. The usual answer is, If I can see God or that we can find God under a microscope, yeah then we may think about it. But to be honest most atheists and agnostics do not even know what kind of evidence they are looking for.
If an atheist sees heavens opened and God calling his name, he is most likely to run to a psychiatrist to get his head checked.
The problem is we all carry our presuppositions and in this case of a divine encounter it won’t work for the atheist at all. Even if God does ever communicate to you, you will most likely not recognize it. That is what is a dilemma for a lot of people. Faith does require a leap, and its not a small leap as some like to put it. Do not get me wrong. I believe there are plenty of intellectual reasons why faith is a more logical outcome than the lack of it but I also think that faith has a last step and that it is to believe in the unseen with your heart, taking in all the evidence as best as you can.
That of course does not mean that faith is blind, I hesitate in using this blanket term. Mostly because I think its not a good term at all. Blind faith means to go in believing whatever you want and hoping without doubt its the only true reality there is but this is far from what Faith in Christ is. Faith in Christ is unseen, but not without evidence. I have sufficient reason to believe that the evidence points to a creator. Some may disagree, I respect that but sadly most atheists do not.
In the end I always believe that we should be intellectually honest to ourselves at least, and then let the chips fall where they may but that does not mean we use the concept of free speech and turn it into hate speech.