Atheists claim to believe in science but…

Editors note: In my last post I took issue with yet another random internet thing I found, and explained what was wrong with it. This post I thought I would go on the offensive. This post is my own little random internet thing, please enjoy.

Atheists claim the intellectual high ground. Atheism is not shackled by the crushing bonds of outdated superstition and religious nonsense. Atheists are clever, sensible people who believe in science, and trust the evidence.

Atheists don’t have blind faith, this is just for silly fundamentalist Christians and creationists.

Or so they would like you to think.

The truth is atheists claim to believe in science, but they actually believe…

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Christian Creationists (Do Not, Actually) Reject Science, but they do Believe in Miracles

So I came across yet another anonymous placard and my knee jerk reaction was to write another point-by-point response to its nonsense.

Except that most points have a similar theme and are, to some extent, true (not all of them). The points on this list, more or less, describe events recorded in the Bible.

This placard is deriding Christians simply for accepting what the Bible says is true, basically.

The reasons this post is ridiculous are a little more general.

Oh by the way here’s the placard:

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What is Creationism?


‘Creationism’ describes the belief that God created the world and everything in it, from nothing, in six days just as the Bible states in Genesis chapter 1.


According to Christians the Bible is the divinely inspired Word of God, the one and only God who exists outside of time (because He created time).

Of course it’s no secret that within Christianity there are many different interpretations of the Bible and what it says.

But in general if you’re a Christian then, hopefully, you believe the Bible is true.

That means the whole Bible, including the very first part. This should not really be a particularly controversial thing right?

What’s wrong with Christians believing in their own Bible?

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You’re Almost Certainly Doing Worship Completely Wrong


The Oxford English Dictionary

Worship

noun/verb

  • The feeling or expression of (or to show) reverence and adoration for (or to) a deity.

I think most Christians kind of ‘know’ what it means to worship God. And when asked most will give a nice well rehearsed, textbook answer to the question ‘What is worship?’… something like ‘oh it means to praise and honour God’, and they might go a little further and say ‘oh yes you can worship anytime, anywhere’.

No Christian I know would disagree that worship is something that you can do any time, any where. Prayer, communion, music; all these things count as worship.

There are however a great many churches today, especially the largest ones, where actual worship is something entirely different.

This is a problem.

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5 Powerful Reasons To Believe In The Christian God

Introduction

“I don’t believe in God, or religion, or any of that stuff because there’s no evidence for it!”

How many times have you heard that one?

Well, that’s about all the introduction that today’s post needs. Here are five powerful pieces of evidence to believe in the Christian God.

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The ‘Thinking Atheists’ Top Ten Creationist Arguments Debunked… Debunked

A while back I published an article 10 signs you’re an unquestioning Christian (Debunked). I thought it was time I did some more house cleaning.

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Apologetics and the Gender Gap: Why Men Hate Going to Church and Why it Matters

Introduction

When I started this blog, it was not an apologetics blog. Originally it was about Christianity and manhood.

As a new Christian, I noticed something off, but I just couldn’t put my finger on what it was. There was something going on and I knew it had something to with men.

Lots of little things. The way the Bible was presented in any church I’ve been to since I was a child just didn’t… eh. As an adult I’ve noticed that often only one side of the Bible is presented… the nice side.

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My testimony: How atheism saved me and why I care so much about the truth

I was raised in a Christian home. I had the benefit of being raised by a Dad who was passionate about Christ, and about church attendance and creation. My Dad was always showing me interesting stuff from John Mackay the creation guy.

I stopped attending church shortly after high school, spent the first half of my twenties partying, drinking, hooking up, etc.

There are few moments in my life that I know for certain dramatically and instantly changed my life in some really unexpected way.

The first was an ordinary afternoon, catching the train home from the local skatepark.

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Creation and Conspiracy Theories: 8 ‘anti-science’ ideas and what Creationists think!

So not too long ago I caught a glimpse of the cover of the National Geographic magazine 2015 issue shown above. My initial reaction was one of an eye roll.

“typical secular ignorance”

I thought to myself. But you know that’s not really fair. Ordinary secular scientists, without a close examination of the positions don’t really have any obvious reason to treat creationists any differently to other ‘conspiracy theorists’ or ‘anti science’ viewpoints (creationists are not anti-science FYI).

Secular scientists do argue after all that evolution is as much of an objective fact of science, as the roundness of the earth, or the safety of vaccines and Genetically Modified Foods.

So I thought I would take this opportunity to go through some of the more popular ‘anti science’ conspiracy theories, and just clarify what creationists tend to believe about each one, and provide a bit of intuition about why creationists would accept the mainstream view on some of these issues, more readily than others.

I had a lot of fun writing this post, I hope you have fun reading it.

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Why Does God Allow So Much Suffering and Evil

Life is hard. Damn hard. The world can be such a shitty place sometimes mi’rite?

Not too long ago my baby sister asked me a question that went something like this:

“Look I get that God is really great and all but, like, if he is then why do some people who want to have a baby so badly, can get pregnant but then have a miscarriage and sometimes they have to carry their baby till the end anyway and give birth to a dead baby… but some people can just get pregnant and have a baby, then just leave it to die on the side of the road? How can people do that? Why would God let that happen?”…

Ouch.

This post is my humble attempt to answer that question…

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