July 22, 2012

Atheism: Sliding Downward Into Apathy

Thank God modern atheism is sliding into a downward spiral. One thing I have noticed among modern fundamentalist Internet atheists is denial. When they are show how atheism is on the slide, they resort to the infallible scientific response of "making stuff up". They will call me a liar, whomever publicized the statistics a liar, insist that atheism is growing rapidly, use the laughable canard that "Christianity will be gone in a hundred years", (Sorry, Sweetums, that's been said for centuries. It backfired miserably on Voltaire, because one of his homes is owned by the Geneva Bible Society!), and other irrational responses. Anger, denial — from the way these atheists conduct themselves, I would not be surprised to learn of even more acts of violence by atheists.

Ironically, they portray themselves as nice people who never bother anyone, that their only difference is that they "lack belief" in God — a transparently disingenuous escape. (For one thing, "lack of belief" never prompted anyone to be a jerk and treat people like garbage, but these theophobes do exactly that.) The anger and denial increase, and yet, they claim to believe in "reason", and will follow where the evidence leads. But this, too, is a lie. The ego and pride of types like this is astronomical, so it is exceptionally difficult for them to admit that they're wrong. How foolish is that?

Meanwhile, the surge of interest in atheism from a few years ago is indeed fading. I have my own suspicions as to why this is so:
  • Atheists make their own "Poes"; people get sick of their vituperative diatribes and foolishness, and those atheists are growing tired of being despised for being unplesant
  • Atheism is a fad, and the shock value of telling Aunt Martha after church, "I'm an atheist" is not getting the attention that is craved
  • People are standing up to them, and showing that their worldview is fundamentally flawed
  • These obstreperous atheists are realizing that hatred of God and his people is unfulfilling
  • Atheism is not only intellectually unfulfilling, but it raises more questions than answers
  • The increase in Christianity, and in Biblical creationism
  • They are beginning to realize that the Biblical creationist worldview is the only one that makes sense and has consistency, and that Christianity is reasonable (for the few that are intellectually honest enough to actually examine it)
If you want me to back up my remarks above, fuggedaboudit. Most are opinions based on my observations, experiences, articles I have read and so forth. But I have something below that further documents the continued decline of atheism.
Atheism experienced a surge of public interest due to some best selling books in the years 2004 - 2007, but the interest was not sustainable. The media hype surrounding these books and the books themselves did not gain any significant amount of new adherents to atheism in the United States. In March of 2008m the USA Today noted that survey data failed to show any discernible increase in the amount of atheists due to this publicity campaign.

The public's interest in evolutionism is now declining and global atheism is shrinking in adherents and market share.

There are a number of atheists and evolutionists who are angry about these matters and/or in denial. Why is this so? It is not because I did not provide enough evidence about this matters as I provided data from academic research, books, leading web traffic tracking companies and Google Trends. On the other hand, atheists and evolutionists provided no compelling set of data rebutting the validity of the data I provided nor my conclusions concerning this data.

July 21, 2012

Religion of Peace: Remain or Die

Mohammedans boast that their religion is the fastest-growing religion in the world. (I have serious doubts about the veracity of that statement.) Their official policy is to convert by force. If you leave Islam, you are risking the death penalty. I think it was Ravi Zacharias who said that if Islam took its foot off the necks of the people, then we would really see how fast it grows, and how long people remained without converting.

Many people through history, and even today, believe the truth of the gospel of Christ is worth dying for.

Since Mr. Obama’s entry into office, Christians have been slaughtered throughout the Bloody Crescent with hardly a peep from the U.S. State Department or the White House. Nigerian human rights activist Emmanuel Ogebe recently reported that more Christians have been killed by Islamist Boko Haram than NATO troops have been killed in Afghanistan.

Hundreds of thousands of Christians have fled Iraq. They’ve fled into Syria, of all places. Operation Iraqi Freedom has not protected them. In fact, their lot has been made much worse since the Bush administration toppled Saddam Hussein and allowed, in fact, required a new Iraqi constitution containing a repugnancy clause. State Department advisers insisted upon this clause. It says that notwithstanding anything else in the new constitution, nothing shall be done by the Iraq government that is “repugnant” to Islam. Well, among the things repugnant to Islam is saying “Jesus is Lord.” That will get you killed.
Read the rest of "Christian Convert From Islam Beheaded On Egyptian National TV", here.

Let's Be Blunt — Atheism is Bad Philosophy

Despite the rants of misotheists, atheism is an unworkable worldview. Biblical Christianity is the only way to make sense of the questions of life.

If you are an atheist you may be offended by the following material. You may feel it is a personal attack, but it is an ideological one. I realize that no two people are exactly alike. I know many people have good, meaningful and moral lives without religion. At the deepest level my criticism is my way of understanding why atheism didn't work for me in the end. However it is scathing on atheism ideologically, so be prepared.

My provocative and polemical style here arises not least from the polemical nature of atheism itself. I am making an essential critique of the literal meaning of atheism, the denial of the existence God, in a brief but strict philosophical argument about ideology. I'm subjecting atheism to its own rationalist analysis, I'm just doing so in a way which also acknowledges that ideas are real, which atheism seems somewhat reluctant to do.
Read the rest of "Why Atheism is Bad Philosophy", here.

July 18, 2012

Proof of my Awesomeness

Some people didn't believe in my awesomeness, but here's proof. It was in my Chinese fortune cookie:

There ya go, Sunshine!

Actually, the Chinese fortune cookie is not even Chinese. If you give one to someone in China, you'll be asked why there's paper in it.

July 15, 2012

Atheists and Sexual Harassment

"The idea of God interferes with our sexual mores."
— Julian Huxley

"Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law."
— Aleister Crowley

I have speculated before that atheism is a form of Satanism, especially the Anton LaVey version.

"How can you say that atheism is like Satanism, Cowboy Bob?"

Glad you asked, Nicky. But you really should check that link. LaVey's version of Satanism is based on selfishness. When someone has no established moral compass (such as atheists), selfishness and pride are paramount. Also, I have seen distinct signs of demonic influence in many of these so-called "New Atheists", who are exceptionally angry, hateful and vile.

It did not come as a surprise to me when a friend send me a link to this article. He added, "Seems a lot of these 'progressive' type men (that's my word, the article uses "secularist" and "nontheist", but I just bet they're mostly proggy hipsters) are not so different from strict Islamists. Low regard for women and no self control." I agree.

The article itself is not all that rewarding to read, like the author is walking on eggshells (even sparingly using the word "atheist" and avoiding "misotheist", or appropriately in this case, "atheopath"). But it's still worth a glance, showing "reason" in action.
As skeptics, atheists and humanists prepare to gather for their largest meeting in Las Vegas this weekend, attendance by women is expected to be down significantly.
Officials for The Amazing Meeting, or TAM, said Wednesday (July 11) that women would make up 31 percent of the 1,200 conference attendees, down from 40 percent the year before. A month before the conference, pre-registration was only 18 percent women, organizers said.

The explanations are many -- the bad economy, that women, as caregivers, are less able to get away, and that more men than women identify as skeptics, whose worldview rejects the supernatural and focuses on science and rationality.
But in the weeks preceding TAM, another possible explanation has roiled the nontheist community. Online forums have crackled with charges of sexism in TAM’s leadership and calls for the ouster of D.J. Grothe, the male president of the James Randi Educational Foundation, TAM’s organizer. In June, Rebecca Watson, a skeptic blogger and speaker, canceled her TAM appearance because, she said on her blog, she does “not feel welcome or safe.”
Other nontheists -- both male and female -- have shared stories of unwanted sexual attention at nontheist gatherings, including propositions for sex and unwelcome touching. Chatter has ranged from calls for more women to attend nontheist events to personal attacks on prominent female skeptics for discussing harassment. Meanwhile, two more skeptic/feminist bloggers announced they will not attend TAM.
Read the rest of "Do atheists have a sexual harassment problem?", here. Oh, and by the way, one of the most common Web searches that bring people here is for "hot atheist women". No surprise. How many misotheists still live in Mommie's basement and seek Internet fantasies?

July 14, 2012

Atheism and Mass Murders

Something that modern obstreperous atheists utterly detest is when we tell the truth about their religion; it is intellectually, morally and spiritually bankrupt. Their predictable response is to get offended, attack the person, and then show their double standards by ridiculing Christianity.

Anyway.

Whenever we point out that atheist political leaders are guilty of the greatest numbers of mass murders in history, we get hit with a kind of "No True Atheist" fallacy. (While atheists try to "give" Hitler to Christianity, which is easily disproved despite their constant assertions, I do not buy attempts to "give" him to atheists, either. He was a nutty occultist who used religion for his own ends.) The excuse for the actions of atheist mass murderers is that the regimes are driven by political ideology.


So, it's just a coincidence that the greatest mass murderers in history were predominantly atheist? I think not. Especially since atheism has no consistent moral standard to tell them that torturing and killing Jews, Christians and others is wrong.

Here is the direct link to the video.

July 8, 2012

Weak Minds in Adult Bodies

My activities in creation science, theology, apologetics and also politics have given me some interesting experiences. And, I think, insights. Back in my "away time", when I had rudely put God on the shelf for about fifteen years, I was involved in the "Save Tibet" movement. It was alarming how my online arguments with ChiComs paralleled talking to American liberals. Years later, I noticed how liberals are driven by emotion rather than logic. As Chris Plante says, "It's like chasing a squirrel around the back yard with a tennis racket".

But I noticed the same thing with atheists, cultists, fundamentalist evolutionists, Bible compromisers and people who hold to aberrant theology. They appeal to emotion when they are losing the discussion (especially resorting to ridicule). And then the logical fallacies go into high gear. (I saw this the other day when I pointed out to a Ron Paul supporter that he was acting just like an Obama supporter.) Although atheists are a small minority, a small number of them are politically Conservative. The majority that I encounter are angry leftists.

I must repeat something I have said before, that I know full well that people have to be people. We have emotions, and we use them. To be eminently logical at all times makes for a boring person and a boring life. However, when engaged in discussions about issues, putting forth arguments and defending viewpoints, we should attempt to use rational thinking more than emotion.

A friend sent me a link to an article (which follows), and it was discussing how people are physically adults, but think like children in many ways. Although the article was about political matters, I saw the parallels between political liberals and religious liberals (including atheists, agnostics and deists who do not have the courage to admit that they are actually atheists). In the political realm, those of us with adult minds and thinking abilities need to take control of the situation from the child-minded people. In the spiritual realm, Christians need to stand up for the truth and not let the religious liberals intimidate and take control.
Ever wonder why conversations with adults often leave you feeling like you were arguing with teenagers? Take heart, you're not alone: author Diana West, in her brilliant book, The Death of the Grown-Up:  How America's Arrested Development is Bringing Down Western Civilization, explains how and why America has become a nation overrun by adolescent minds disguised as mature adults.
Although West makes numerous compelling and superbly crafted observations, she intentionally offered no specific conclusions as to the impact of her thesis in the realm of politics, stating: "I'll leave it to someone else to argue whether being a grown-up is the same as being a conservative." But a look at the Obama '08 election and the 2012 campaign does reinforce this extension of her assertion:  In general, juvenile minds vote liberal; mature minds lean conservative. (And I'll leave it to someone else to argue whether being a conservative is necessarily the same as being a Republican.)
You would do well to put on your "all gwowed up" panties and read "Grown-Ups, Take the Wheel", here.
 

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