Why Is Atheism a Bankrupt Religion?

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Whenever I call atheism a religion, I immediately receive backlash from atheists, who claim they have a “non-belief.” But what’s their non-belief? It’s a belief there is no God and all life (and matter in the universe) is the result of naturalism. So, they have a religion, a worldview, through which they filter everything. And they have beliefs as well: right and wrong are relative; everything evolved by chance through random processes; the universe began with a big bang; and more. And these ideas must be accepted by faith (a blind faith). Actually, it’s a faith that lacks credibility. Their faith is in a bankrupt religion.

Atheism can’t answer the fundamental questions we all ask: Who am I? Why am I here? What happens when I die? Sure, atheists attempt to answer these questions, but it’s not an ultimate or authoritative answer—it’s just someone’s opinion. Without the Bible, there’s no ultimate answer to these questions. And atheists can’t explain where the laws of nature and laws of logic came from. What they call “natural processes” can only be explained by an intelligent designer.

Mark Spence, VP of outreach at the Living Waters ministry, recently sat down with Billy Hallowell, the host of PureTalk, a Pure Flix interview program (you can find this show on Facebook), to answer this question . . . and discuss how to reach atheists with the gospel message. This conversation was filmed at our Ark Encounter and is part of the “Answering Atheists” series by Pure Flix. I encourage you to watch it below:

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Thanks for stopping by and thanks for praying,
Ken

This item was written with the assistance of AiG’s research team.

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