March 23, 2013

Atheism, Materialism, Relativism and Reason

We have seen in numerous posts that atheism is an incoherent, irrational, unreasonable and self-defeating worldview (as is its confused, timid kid brother, agnosticism). Evolution is a cornerstone of this belief system, since both rely on materialism, a self-affirming and intellectually suffocating idea that starts and ends with the physical universe. Atheism and evolutionism also rely on viciously circular reasoning. To admit that there really is a Creator would destroy atheism instantly, because that would imply that we need to find out what the Creator has to say to us.

Further, atheism relies on relativism, a convenient means of excusing thoughtlessness and convenience-based "morality". Relativism is an absurd philosophy.
"Relativism is the concept that points of view have no absolute truth or validity, having only relative, subjective value according to differences in perception and consideration... The term often refers to truth relativism, which is the doctrine that there are no absolute truths."

Many atheists claim that truth is relative, meaning they reject objective and absolute truth.

And in fact, to hold this position is consistent with the atheistic worldview.

...But is relativism a reasonable worldview?

Absolutely not.

"Here Comes The Storm..."

A worldview without real truth is a house built on the sand!

Observe the mental chaos that ensues when we critically examine atheistic relativism...

1. If relative truth is true, then it is false; to call it true is to appeal to absolute/universal truth.

Note: As we shall see, objective/absolute truth is true, and MUST be true...

2. The person that claims no truth denies the truth of their claim.

Note: A person who claims "there is no truth" is making a truth claim - which can't be true if truth doesn't exist!

3. The person that claims no truth can be certain of nothing.

Note: How can one hold certainty, if nothing is true?

4. The person that is certain of nothing isn't certain of it.

Note: This is an absurdity of a worldview without certainty.

5. The person that claims no truth denies the law of non contradiction, as the law of non contradiction states that something cannot be both true and not true at the same time and in the same way.

Note: The human mind is inherently bound by non contradictory thought processes. Have you ever tried to imagine a "square circle"? Your mind will flip from square to circle, but never to both at once. And truth is foundational to this logical thought process.
If you're ready to pursue the rest of this philosophical exercise and see more of why we say that atheism is irrational, you can read the rest of "Atheism: A House Built On Sand".

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