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Are Humans Valuable? If I Were an Honest Atheist

AtheismThe following is a satirical article on how I would see the world if I were an atheist/Humanist. I am convinced that atheism requires one to hold conflicting views of reality by suppressing the contradiction - atheism holds onto the Christian belief that human's are valuable, but then embraces views and beliefs that show this to be impossible. Since they have dropped Christianity they should not whimsically pick what parts they like; they must drop it all. Human rights are an illusion if there is no God.


Christians hold to the idea that humanity, while being material and a part of the universe, is distinct from all other matter and holds intrinsic value. The notion goes that the Judeo-Christian God, Yahweh, created them in His image and, therefore, they are more valuable than other, dense collections of matter like rocks or trees. This idea stands in contrast to what real scientists know; life was, in fact, not planned and humanity is the blind result of unbiased forces that could not have resulted in anything different. Humanity is not special because we occupy an insignificant planet in a remote and insignificant solar system. There is no loving, all powerful being that looks out for our good and sympathizes with our suffering - God is dead. 

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Worship, What Happened?

I recently came across the following picture that depicts today’s worship music as being repetitive and theologically pathetic. The second song is an exaggeration of Michael W. Smith’s song I See You, while the first is one of the greatest hymns ever written (I verified this with science, so you can trust me on this one; the song is really good). The hymn, Be Thou My Vision, though full of outdated words, is still remarkably powerful. So yes, if you compare these two songs, and only these two songs, then one could say that worship music has changed for the worse; but why are we comparing only these two songs? How did these two songs become the representatives for the plethora of worship songs? The creator of this picture clearly believes that hymns are superior to modern worship. I have three objections to this view.

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Is God Evil?

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Richard Dawkins - one of the four horsemen of the new atheism - writes in his book “The God Delusion” that the God of the Old Testament is, “arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully.”1 So is Dawkins right? Is God evil?

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Why World Missions?

MissionsWe watched this video last Sunday night. This is one of the best sermons I have heard on world missions. I'm not a limited atonement guy (not in the sense that traditional Calvinists are), but Platt does a good job of meshing it with his view of missions - though it takes only a smart part of his message it doesn't detract from the main point. I highly recommend Christian's watch this.

 

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