The white elephant in the room — Atheism is a religion.
How can I say this? Atheism is certainty not a religion, it has no God to worship! But it does have a god, a belief, a belief system, prophets, and holy books. Don’t believe me? Read on…
Faith is what you believe in, what atheists believe is “There is no God”. It is a belief, and it requires faith because it cannot be proven objectively, it is subjective. It is a belief system because it has a core belief along with ways to obtain its goals within that belief. It has prophets and holy books because many famous atheists give lectures on their belief system and write many books on how humans should live their lives vs. other faiths. There is no God to worship, so atheists instead worship themselves, meaning that they live life according to their own ways, they are in control of their own destiny, and they are their own judge (moral standard) of what is right and wrong.
- What do they believe in? Not God, but themselves.
- What happens after death? Not Heaven, but non-existence
- How can they live out their lives based on their core belief of “no God”? By living “good” lives, being “good” people, being in control of their own destiny, preaching the “good news” of their word (no God and humanism) to others.
But people will say “I’m just living life, wanting to help others and the human race, there’s no religion there and there’s nothing wrong with it!” But the question is, who are you living for? All religions live for the god they worship, and the god of the atheists are themselves. Well, some will argue that they are living for the greater good or for all of humanity in general. That is false, if they were living for the greater good, then atheists would band together, sell all that they have, and give to the poor or help their neighbor. Do you know who does do that though? Christians! — read Acts 2:41-44 and 4:31-37 for your proof. Christians do not believe in the greater good but in God who tells them to take care of the poor, the orphan, the widow, and the oppressed.
The faith of the atheists is so great that even the most devout Christians do not have the faith to believe what atheists believe — that out of nothing, came everything; out of chaos, came order. “That in the beginning, there was nothing, and that nothing was good. And then Nothing created everything, and it was very good. And millions of years of evolution from nothing produced the first life, and millions of years afterwards the first humans evolved from lower life forms.”
It takes more faith to believe the above statement than it does to believe in the intellectual design of a Creator God, a brilliant engineer, architect, designer, and loving father who created men and women equally in His own image, and when they disobeyed Him, having corrupted His beautiful creation with sin and rebellion, He loved them so much to save them from themselves, and gave up His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, to bring His lost children back home to Him. (Genesis 1-3, John 3:16-17, Romans 5:8)
Not only does it logically make more sense, but on a human, emotional level, it caters to our sinful hearts, the love of God piercing our hearts of stone towards Him. I personally would rather pick the best-fitting, and usually, simplest answer (thinking of Occam’s Razor here) than believe in spontaneous generation which was refuted and discredited by Louis Pasteur in the late 1800’s. Case in point…
Atheism is a religion.
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