June 6, 2013

Atheism, the Bible and Subjective Morality


One of the most simplistic and annoying tricks that atheists pull is their unwillingness to answer questions about knowledge and morality. When pressed, they resort to dodging the question, throwing the question back in the face of the one asking, denying what they said, use logical fallacies, accuse others of fallacies and more (this MP3 is a good example). I believe the reason for such behavior is simple: They know that God's ultimate standard is true, but do not want to face it. However, their subjective morality is fundamentally flawed and will self-destruct. Attempting to blame God and make him the bad guy by quote mining the Bible is a massive fail. So is attempting to place your own arbitrary, subjective morality on God.

When the atheist is pinned down on the absurdity of subjective morality and has nowhere left to turn, often he'll attempt to point the finger right back at supposed problems with Biblical morality. But there are numerous overarching logical problems with this tactic:

1. It is an attempt to skirt the real issue at hand, which is that objective knowledge of good and evil (knowledge that we all share) cannot be accounted for in the material worldview.

2. More formally, it is a fallacious "Tu Quoque" argument (a.k.a., "the you too argument"). A Tu Quoque is defined as: "A retort charging an adversary with being or doing what he criticizes in others." In this context, the fallacy comes by implying that "Biblical morality is no better!" Once again, this is a fallacious appeal because it doesn't deal with the issue at hand - the fact that objective morals exist.

3. "Objective morality" by definition entails moral knowledge that is not a matter of human opinion, decision, etc. So right from the start it should be plainly understood that Biblical morality entails "external, binding laws," while the atheist has no rational basis whereby he can assert that anything is right or wrong, good or evil. That is to say, there is no way to attain real "moral truth" in the material worldview.

4. It is self refuting for the atheist to claim that any given "act of God" is wrong (such as commanding the Israelites to destroy the wretchedly evil Amalekites in Old Testament times), because the atheist has to presuppose objective morality in order to do so.

Despite these points, the atheist may persist in (fallaciously) arguing that Biblical morality is "also subjective and thereby problematic" because of God's actions described in the Old Testament. The atheist's challenge generally goes something like this:

"There is no objective morality in the Biblical worldview either! God commands Israelites to murder innocent women and slaughter babies! So on one hand god says, 'You Shall Not Murder,' while on the other hand he commands murder and genocide! Therefore, how would you know when something is actually wrong? ...If god told me to go out and start killing children, why would my actions be wrong?"

Here are specific rebuttals to this type of atheistic argument:
Not so fast, Fritz. You'll have to read the rest at the source, "Biblical Morality".

May 27, 2013

Believe

Some of us have not forgotten. Some of us still respect those who fought, and fight, for our freedoms.


Look what we can do when we get together  
And give support to those on the lines
It's our sons and daughters, our sisters and brothers 

Let's show them we cared if they lived or died

In this land of freedom there's riots in the streets all in the name of peace

If we stand in unity, we'll win with dignity 
Our strength has said it all, pray and believe
 

The wars through the ages have taken so many lives 
I think of their faces and the fear in their eyes
With hearts made of courage and souls filled with fire 

Those who fight for their freedom, let's lift their names higher

In this land of freedom there's riots in the streets all in the name of peace  

If we stand in unity, we'll win with dignity 
Our strength has said it all, pray and believe

May 25, 2013

Short Lesson in Atheist Hypocrisy

Atheopaths have a hard time thinking rationally, and yet they claim to be the intellectual elite simply because they reject evidence for God. Then, they attack Christians with pathetic accusations. These accusations describe atheists, not Christians. But we're not into letting them manipulate us, and try to restrict our speech — and our thoughts — from those who claim to be "tolerant".

Here's a classic example. If we point out that most of the greatest mass murderers in history were atheists (I'm not counting Hitler, some people say he was an atheist, but he was an occultist), then they say that the murderers' atheism had nothing to do with their actions, or that they did not do things "in the name of atheism". So what? They still had no consistent moral standard.

Then they complain about what Christians think and believe, because we might do something rotten in the name of God (never mind the galactic ignorance of biblical teachings on the part of the accusers). Here are two pictures, one I've used before, and a new one:


Twitter "Tweets" are public.
Twitter said so.





May 22, 2013

Atheists, Aliens and Science

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I'm going to redirect you to a mult-faceted post.

The first part is about the "ownership" of science. Many atheists strut around as if they invented the thing, and that to be a scientist, you have to be an atheist. Dead wrong, Robert!
Does science belong to Christians and Theists? We (not me, of course, I wasn't born yet) invented the whole modern disciplines of science. Whether genetics or physics or electrical theory or classification of organisms or chemistry or you name it...
You could assert that the ancient Greeks like Archimedes were the first scientists and there is some support for that. However, the axiomatic way of viewing the world proved to be a hindrance to science. Keep in mind that science was always simply a part of the overall concept of philosophy and was not considered separately back in the ancient world.
How does that grab ya? But wait, if you act now, you'll get absolutely free, a bonus post about space aliens! (Are space aliens atheists who do science? Not a chance.) Here's a preview for the second part:
Not that long ago the idea that older (on the evolutionary scale), more technologically advanced (than humans), wiser and benevolent extraterrestrials have visited or are currently visiting the Earth would have seen you carted off to the local psych ward. But not anymore. Popular polls have even suggested that upto 20 million Americans have seen a UFO and that 4 million claim to have been abducted by aliens (see The Fourth Kind our review of the infamous alien abduction movie of the same name). Such ideas have become very mainstream and children in particular are very susceptible and are openly targeted. Many seemingly credible scientists now believe that life on Earth originated from outer space via either directed or undirected panspermia (‘seeds from space’—from the Greek words pas/pan [all] and sperma [seed]). Some very famous scientists have even suggested that our DNA may contain revelation from our alien creators once we are smart enough (like them) to decipher it. Ironically, this makes many of them ‘creationists’ (sort of). It appears that they just don’t want the God of the Bible to be responsible.
You really should fly over and read this material posted by my buddy, Radar. Click this: "A GREAT LINK, then...Ancient Knowledge, not Ancient Aliens...We are saved by JC, not ET!!!"

May 20, 2013

The Other Place

Since my priorities are at Piltdown Superman and The Question Evolution Project, I haven't been motivated to post here very often. After deleting quite a few articles and posts, I am using this for occasional use, but primarily as an archive. Especially for the stuff that tells how atheists really are.

You might like to see this article about a problem that evolutionists have.

May 11, 2013

Shining the Light on Space Aliens

NASA image, slightly modified
Since haters are gonna hate no matter what some of us do, I may as well give the mentally challenged atheopaths another gem: I believe that UFOs exist. There is no way that so many people for so many years have been faking video footage, lying, hallucinating or been simply mistaken.

Do I believe that they are beings from outer space? Not anymore. I used to, though. People would tell me that since the Bible does not say that there are extraterrestrials, they must not exist. Their arguments were superficial, mainly a fallacious argument from silence, and I used my own bad argument, that the Bible does not tell us that they do not exist, so they might exist after all. Silly, I know. In addition, I had a weird notion based on wishful thinking and bad theology that Jesus went to other planets to offer salvation, like in the Ray Bradbury story, "The Man".

Do I believe that governments are covering up contact with extraterrestrials, or whatever they are? Nah, never put much stock into that idea. But I still watched the X-Files series for a while.

I don't buy into that New Age nonsense that they are "more highly evolved" and helping us to evolve into enlightenment.

"What do you think they are, Cowboy Bob?"

I was getting to that. Well, I'm becoming convinced that it is a spiritual problem. Investigations show that there are some startling similarities between alien abductions and demonic activity.

Edit: Forgot to add that I also believe that some UFOs are not unidentified to the military. Places are secret because of research and testing, not because of alien contacts and contracts.

Long ago, before I had access to Algore's Amazing Internet™, I had to use a typewriter, paper, envelope and postage stamp to ask someone far away a question. This primitive method persists in some areas to this day. Anyway, I wrote to a UFO organization and asked if people who had experiences with UFOs had varying religious views. The reply was that it covered the whole spectrum of religious and non-religious.

It turns out that the opposite is true.
One of Joe’s cases involved a brand-new Christian called Bill D. During an alleged alien abduction he cried out “Jesus, help me!” and the encounter immediately stopped. When Joe contacted other MUFON investigators to see if they had had similar cases, they would only agree to talk to Joe if it was ‘off the record’ for fear of their careers. The truth was they all knew of similar accounts of abductions being stopped by people praying, singing hymns or calling on the name of Jesus. But because it was ‘religious in nature’ and not ‘scientific’, the evidence was being deliberately ignored and actually hidden. Joe’s CE4 group knew there must be more cases with which they could expose the deception. A local newspaper, Florida Today, reported on CE4’s initial findings. The story went viral via the press and internet, and suddenly, lots of people were contacting CE4 sharing similar testimonies. This research of Joe’s was pivotal in helping me and others create awareness in the Church on this widespread phenomenon.
Read the rest of "Lifting the Veil on the UFO Phenomenon" in context here, and you might like the half-hour video, here.

April 7, 2013

Video: Atheist and Evolutionist Morality — Fundamentally Flawed

Atheists and evolutionists are not only confused by their irrational worldviews, but they are also cunning. One of their tricks is to first deceive themselves, and then deceive others, about the definitions of words. The disingenuous redefinition of atheism to mean "lack of belief" is laughable to any thinking person. The Evo Sith will sneak a change in definition of the word "evolution". These word games are some of the tools used to attack Christians and creationists.

These tricks and attacks are partly the result of realizing that they cannot defeat the biblical creationist worldview with reason and science. We are right, they know it, and they hate it. But hiding from the truth and redefining words will not change the end result. For anyone reading this and watching the video below, it's not too late. It might be too late in an hour, though.

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