Twelve Reasons Why Atheism Cannot Explain Reality
by Scott J Shifferd
This worldview gets hit and trampled quickly. The weapons of the faithful are powerful in destroying the walls of opposition. The knowledge of God destroys the lofty arguments that rise high and fall hard. Christ captivates. He is ready to punish every disobedience (2 Cor 10:3–6).
1. Purpose — Atheism cannot perceive an ultimate purpose for humankind and the universe. Without God, there is no ultimate purpose. Without God, humanity would eventually cease to exist, the stars would go dark, and the galaxies would drift into nothingness forever. The best explanation for purpose of life is God.
2. Morality — Atheism is limitless in moral boundaries, and thereby, secularists can invent their own morality. Such subjective morality increases moral corruption. Societies and individuals can set their own moral definitions and limits without an objective standard. However, most people live by some sense of fairness that they expect others already to know. Because people can corrupt their moral consciences, humanity needs an objective moral standard as a corrective. However, atheism denies the only plausible objective standard for morality. Secularism can only support subjective morality from either society, instinct, or self. Furthermore, subjective morality is self-centered by definition while objective morality is selfless. Without God, there are no objective moral values. However, objective moral values exist. Therefore, God exists. There are behaviors that are absolutely right or wrong. God is the objective moral standard and His special revelation is the moral corrective for humanity.
3. Motives — Secularism assumes unbiased neutrality and yet excludes other plausible explanations that include recognizing a transcendent Cause and Creator — a personal God. Any person who disregards or reinterprets reality for the purpose to reject God is not honest. Neutrality cannot dismiss a prime Cause and Creator and remain honest. Atheistic worldviews are free from an objective corrective of motives. Therefore, subjective morality alone thrives in secularism and is self-centered by nature. Secularism ignores and atheism denies the only plausible moral corrective who is God. Subjective morality allows people to set their own morals and then invest in potentially meaningless ventures and destructive innovations for the purposes of euthanasia, abortion, and genocide. Humanity’s universal sense of fairness demonstrates a transcendent moral corrective of motives — who is God. The God-given conscience and God’s moral standard motivates humanity toward respecting life, acting with compassion, and saving lives…
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