Last week I blogged twice about the topic of atheism and meaninglessness. One blog post was centered around the international atheist convention to be held in Melbourne, Australia, this year, and the other concerned getting “down to earth“ about meaningless atheism in the light of the atheist blogosphere going ballistic after responding to my post on the upcoming convention. For this blog post, I decided to excerpt comments from various atheist websites to let you experience for yourselves some typical examples of the logical, calm, scientifically reasoned, rational responses from these atheists (I am kidding):
I don’t think he likes us. Either that or he was playing a drinking game requiring everyone to drink every time someone said the word “meaningless.”*******************
At least it’s fascinating to watch a weak mind struggle to grasp something he doesn't understand . . . mainly because what he accomplishes is to reveal his own ignorance and bias . . . .*******************
We don’t believe in a creator god, so we reject the notion that we are ‘owned’ by one, but you can’t say that we find such a creator anathema—we don’t believe it exists! What’s repellent are self-styled prophets and priests (who are real) demanding that we follow their antiquated dogma.
. . . I know of the best cocktail bar in Melbourne, the bartender there, Moses, can part the Red Sea of our sobriety if you so wish! I know this post may sound off topic but it isn’t, getting drunk is about the only way I can handle living in a world of christians.*******************
******************“They want to do what is ‘right’ in their own eyes!” [Quoting my blog—KH]Unlike, say, Ken Ham. Is it just an amazing coincidence that his god hates everyone and everything that Ham does? Or do believers really think that without their misogynist, deranged dogma dictating what is “right” they’d personally have no moral compass whatsoever?
There again, even after leaving Christianity for Atheism, I’m still an utter failure with women. The endless, heathenish orgies that I was so hoping for when dropping God have yet to materialize.******************
I understand that for a believer like Ken Ham, the idea that our lives have meaning without God judging us, and that we mere primates can create our own meaning, which can be just as fulfilling and uplifting as the monotheist idea of God’s plan, if not more so–that idea is incomprehensible to him. I grok that if you’ve been told from the cradle that you have no moral compass except the one that God sets for you, and your life has no meaning or purpose except as one of God’s creations, then it must be difficult to imagine how atheists can be anything except cynical nihilists. Fine.******************
And then he asks: So, what is the point of anything one does now anyway, when there will be a time (from their perspective) when no consciousness will exist to even know anything or remember anything? It will all be nothingness. [Quoting from my blog—KH] Maybe there is no point. Is that so bad? But if there is a “point,” I'm 100% certain that it has nothing to do with Christianity. Ken Ham really likes the idea of a meaningful universe—which, of course, means that he can live forever. And that, ladies and gentlemen, is what religion is all about.***************************************
Anyway, Ken Ham is obviously struggling with a bit of cognative dissonance here. I mean, he’s from Australia, and he’s a young-earth creationist. Let those things sink in for a second. As Fred Clark . . . has pointed out, that is impressively absurd. Ken Ham is from a place with punchlines older than he claims for, say, all the existence of the universe. There are Kangaroo [EXPLETIVE DELETED] that have been around longer than Ken Ham gives for all of time . . . . This brings us back to the tragic figure of Ken Ham. The bitter apostate calling herself an atheist simply isn’t capable of organizing an international conference of like minded people. Or even imagining the point of going to such a thing. How could she, devoting all her time to hating something she only pretends to even exists? Ken Ham is not capable of engaging, or even honestly admitting the existence of, the people who make up the vast majority of atheists. That is a huge swath of a group that is otherwise quite diverse and fragmented. But after the meat grinder that is Ham’s mind, it all looks the same. We either all hate god, or all believe in nothing. The rest is simply unthinkable.*********
Whoever came up with the idea of Hell is a genius. It’s a prefect enforcement mechanism to keep minds closed and followers in line. The dictators of the world, past and present, only wish they could pull off something like that. In the end, Ham’s post just reminds me of why I completely reject faith. Religion closes people off from their minds, and prevents them from finding their full intellectual potential. Imagine the possibilities if we could only throw off its debilitating effects.**********
The other blog comes courtesy of Ken Ham, curator of the AiG creationist museum . . . . Apparently, atheists are sad because they don’t have Ken’s imaginary friends. This makes their upcoming get-together in Australia meaningless:
‘Imagine—listening to a meaningless talk at a meaningless conference held on a meaningless planet in a meaningless universe! Now, that would be an uplifting conference!’ [Quoting my blog—KH ]
Others have said this better than I, but we find our own meaning, being careful to use the moral guideline above. There’s no reason to invent a mythology to give yourself meaning. Anyway, it’s not really relevant because according to Ham, atheists actually do have meaning in their lives:
‘The Scripture tells us they “suppress the truth in unrighteousness” (Romans 1). Basically it comes down to the fact that they don’t want to have to answer to anyone—they want to set their own rules. They generally want to abort babies if they want or make marriage whatever they want to make it to be (or reject it altogether). They want to do what is “right” in their own eyes! Thus, a Creator who owns them, to whom they owe their existence, and against whom they have rebelled, is anathema to them!’ [Quoting my blog—KH]
So atheists actually do have meaning in their lives and it is to do the opposite of what the uber-being wants them to do. Also they know that the uber-being actually does exist and has a plan for them (that involves burning of flesh forever) and they just don’t like it:
‘It baffles the mind as to why these atheists even bother to try to aggressively convert people to their meaningless religion—after all, what’s the point? The only reason they would even bother is if they are engaged in a spiritual battle. Otherwise they wouldn’t care. They know in their hearts there is a God, and they are deliberately suppressing that, as the Scripture so clearly tells us.’ [Quoting my blog—KH]
Did you follow that logic? If so, send Ken Ham a CV and go to work for him. Together the two of you can rape science, logic, and the women of conquered cities.Well, there is much more, but the above samples give you a little of the flavor of the reaction to some recent blog items of ours.
These atheists just have the blindfold on and that is that! They talk about faith, but don’t realize (or don’t want to realize) that they rely on their own faith. The difference though is that whereas Christianity is a logical, reasoned, sure faith, atheism is a blind, meaningless, purposeless faith where its adherents often aggressively suppress the truth.
We have sinned both because we have forsaken and also servedThanks for stopping by and thanks for praying, Ken
(Judges 10:9–10) Moreover the children of Ammon passed over Jordan to fight also against Judah, and against Benjamin, and against the house of Ephraim; so that Israel was sore distressed. And the children of Israel cried unto the LORD, saying, We have sinned against you, both because we have forsaken our God, and also served Baalim.
The backslider thinks he leaves the Lord Jesus Christ to be free, but he really goes right into a cruel bondage serving an idol—and it takes big trouble to deliver him.