Posts Tagged ‘atheist’

We’ve all heard the argument that evil in the world proves that a loving, benevolent, all-powerful God cannot exist. I say that without evil, love would not exist. Love is a choice. Without the ability to choose, it’s not love at all. Would it have been possible for God to withhold our ability to choose? Not and still love us. This is one of those concepts that is easy for us to understand as it relates to our human relationships but somehow gets foggy when it involves God. If you had no choice in a relationship would you consider it a loving one? The biggest problem of evil is putting it on God instead of owning it ourselves.

Empiricism is a theory that states that knowledge can only be obtained from sensory experience and much weight is put on evidence derived from experiments or testing. The atheist would say that because they have not seen, heard, felt, smelled or tasted God, He doesn’t exist. This reasoning seems narrow-minded as it discounts the sensory experience of others in order to be held. The evidence of God is everywhere. The earth and the sky shout His existence or at the very least beg the sincere question, “Who made this?” God invites us to test Him. He wants more than anything to reveal Himself to us but the sincerity of our desire to know plays a huge part in what we will see, hear, feel…

There are many in the world with this view. Most refer to themselves as atheists, which is a term whose Greek root means without God. Atheists tend to be skeptical of the supernatural and have a number of reasons they deny the existence of Deity, among them, the lack of empirical evidence, the problem of evil and the existence of inconsistent revelations. Other lines of thinking that play into many atheists philosophy are; the law of parsimony, the case of non-belief and they believe the burden of proof should be on we who say there is a God and not on them to prove there isn’t. Well this is already a mouthful; maybe this is going to take longer than I thought. Tomorrow we’ll start digging into each of these arguments and explore some answers so we will be better able to love folks that don’t know God at all.