Asking for Proof Undermines Atheism
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The Christian Apologist/Pastor Jeff Durbin, in the video below, does an excellent job of showing an atheist that a request for proof, actually undermines atheism. It’s a point which we (Christians) must be aware of when we are confronted with the challenge to prove Christianity to those we evangelize. Especially those who deny the existence of God.
According to consistent atheism, reality is, when you get right down to it, just… stardust. In other words, the universe is only stardust randomly bumping into stardust. Within a consistent, atheistic paradigm, there is no uniformity, it’s an illusion.
Why do I say this?
Because, honest atheism does not permit for the existence of any definitive objectivity, nor any absolute standards of any kind. In other words, in such a paradigm, there are no fixed or true points of reference. Everything is governed by chaos. There is no grounding with which to rest any postulate. Such a paradigm forever demonstrates that the future could never be like the past, therefore nothing could ever be known, nor less proven. As Jeff aptly puts it to the atheist in the video:
“You believe that you are just cosmic stardust moving around in a time and chance universe. You can’t believe that tomorrow will be like today.”
In asking for proof, however, the atheist ironically goes against their paradigm, and assumes uniformity of nature (that the future is like the past).
So, why does proof require the uniformity of nature?
Because, without the uniformity of nature, proof would not be possible. In other words, the existence of proof depends upon continuity. It rests on the basis that there is a consistent, immutable standard which verifies the request to show that something is true. If everything was random, as consistent atheism asserts, then proof actually doesn’t exist. Yet… the atheist thinks that proof is possible!
So, why would the atheist, who according to their worldview is really just a bag of stardust (that’s another blog), make a request for proof, which according to their worldview doesn’t actually exist?
Because, the atheist is an image bearer of God… and they can’t escape it…
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