What Atheists Can’t Answer

An interesting article from Michael Gerson of the Washington Post.

“British author G.K. Chesterton argued that every act of blasphemy is a kind of tribute to God, because it is based on belief. “If anyone doubts this,” he wrote, “let him sit down seriously and try to think blasphemous thoughts about Thor.”

By the evidence of the New York Times bestseller list, God has recently been bathed in such tributes. An irreverent trinity — Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris and Richard Dawkins — has sold a lot of books accusing theism of fostering hatred, repressing sexuality and mutilating children (Hitchens doesn’t approve of male circumcision). Every miracle is a fraud. Every mystic is a madman. And this atheism is presented as a war of liberation against centuries of spiritual tyranny.

Proving God’s existence in 750 words or fewer would daunt even Thomas Aquinas. And I suspect that a certain kind of skeptic would remain skeptical even after a squadron of angels landed on his front lawn. So I merely want to pose a question: If the atheists are right, what would be the effect on human morality?”

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3 Responses to What Atheists Can’t Answer

  1. Jerry says:

    Proving god’s existence in 750 words? In several hundred million google words it would prove impossible as well. God is in your head, not physically or verbally proveable.

    re: some people remaining skeptical even if a “squadron of angels landed on his front lawn.” But if they landed on your yard – you’d think they were one thing… someone else might think something else entirely…


  2. Matt says:

    The question posed in the fourth paragraph is based on a false premise; that morality comes from religion when it clearly doesn’t.

  3. Chris says:

    How do you know that morality does not come from religion? If morality does not come from religion than where does it come from?

    I checked out your blog and you are obviously an atheist.

    If we don’t believe we are created by God, but simply highly evolved animals, and if we believe we have accountability only to society, then there is no end to the depths of depravity that we can go in our search to justify our actions. Corrosion of morals begins in microscopic proportions, but if not checked by a standard beyond ourselves, it will continue until the corrosion wipes away the very foundation of our lives, and we find ourselves sinking in a sea of relativity.

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