The Danger of Atheism

The Danger of Atheism


Where did life come from? Many believe that God created forms of life, but who or what created God? Those who believe in God know that He has always been in existence. Many others are Atheists who believe that life was accidentally created, but they don't know exactly when or how.

Whatever your theory is about the origin of life, it requires faith in what you believe. When thinking about what to believe, the first thing to consider is the complexity of life.

If God never existed, how did life with all its complexities come into being? Before life came into being, we would have to assume there was a time when no life existed. Then we would have to believe that certain elements somehow came together, creating a form of life from which all other forms of life evolved.

The problem is that elements of their own accord could not create the complex design of even one living cell. To suggest otherwise would also suggest that these inanimate elements had some degree of intelligence to be able to design something.

Elements cannot think; therefore, they have no intelligence. We should realize then that any original elements could not purposely create life or the thoughts thereof. We should also realize that it would have been impossible for those elements to accidentally create life or thoughts.

Life was not accidentally created. If it was, we would have to assume that certain elements came together somehow, and then created complex forms of life that had independent motion and thought.

If certain elements did not create life, then who or what did? We know that life must be created by life, but what about the original life that started the process? This original life was not a human being because we are born as a result of conception in our mother's womb.

The first man and woman were involved in the process of creating human beings. But then how were those first two humans created? We must conclude that an original form of life created them and other forms of life, and that this original form of life has always been in existence.

Life, space, and time have no boundaries. The nature of these concepts is that they are infinite. God is the infinite, immortal form of life who has always been in existence, God was not created; He creates other forms of life. Atheism, however, tells us that there is no God, and that life itself had a beginning; but it cannot tell us how it was created. If life itself began, then time would have had a beginning because time measures the motion and development of life.

Does it really matter what we believe about the creation of life? For most people, knowing the purpose of life is more important. If God did not exist, and life was accidentally created, then what would be the purpose of life? For all forms of life, including humans, the primary purpose would be to survive.

Humans, however, are the most intelligent species and we know there is more to life than the instinct to survive. We want to live a happier, longer life, and the purpose of many is to improve the quality of life.

The danger of Atheism is the false hope in this imperfect world; a world that will be destroyed someday. Human beings cannot make a perfect world and they cannot save the world from destruction. Even if God did not exist, human beings would eventually destroy the world. And they would die without the hope of ever living again.

Those who believe in God know that we have a higher purpose than just to survive. Our purpose is to someday live eternally in peace and happiness in a perfect world; and God has a plan for us to achieve that. He made it possible for us to be saved from death and destruction. The world cannot continue as it is much longer. Soon God will destroy this world and bring judgment to those who are not saved.

Jesus came to the world to save us from death and destruction. If you reject the existence of God, then you reject Jesus Christ, who is the Son of God. Jesus died for our sins, but if you don't believe in Him as your savior, you will die without the possibility of eternal life. God is going to create a new earth; and it will be a paradise for those who believe in Jesus. But there is danger for those who don't. The danger of Atheism is the loss forever of a place in the new world.

God does not want anyone to be destroyed. But that is the ultimate danger of Atheism. For those who don't believe in God, and who are not forgiven for their sins, there will be a day of judgment. And there will be a punishment known as the second death in the Lake of Fire, from which there will be no return to life.

Alternately, those who believe in God and accept Jesus as their Lord and savior will be forgiven for their sins and saved. They will not die in the Lake of Fire; they will have eternal life in a perfect world.

In Summary, many believe that God creates other forms of life, and many others don't believe in God, and that life was accidentally created. When deciding what to believe, you should consider the complexity of life. If you believe that life itself came into being, you would have to assume that at one time no life existed.

Could certain elements accidentally come together and create life and the thoughts thereof? These elements, without intelligence, could not create the complex design of even one living cell. They could not purposely or accidentally create complex forms of life that have independent motion and thought.

Because the elements did not create life, we must conclude that life creates life. How was this process started? It was not started by humans; we are created in our mother's womb. So how were the first man and woman created? We must conclude that an original form of life created them, and that this original form of life has always been in existence.

The nature of life is that it is infinite, and God is the infinite form of life who was not created, and creates other forms of life. Atheism tells us there is no God, but cannot explain how life was created. Because time is infinite, life itself could not have had a beginning because time measures the motion and development of life.

Knowing our purpose is important, and if life was accidentally created, finding our purpose would be difficult. Our primary purpose would be to survive, but because humans are the intelligent species, we know there is more to life than just the instinct to survive. Humans want to live a happier, longer life, and many try to improve the quality of life.

The danger of Atheism is the false hope in a world that will be destroyed someday. We cannot make a perfect world or save the world from destruction. If God did not exist, we would destroy the world, and die without the hope of living again. But those who believe in God know that our purpose is to live eternally in peace and happiness in a perfect world. God has a plan for us to be saved from death and destruction. He will soon destroy this world and bring judgment to those who are not saved.

If you reject the existence of God, then you reject His Son, Jesus Christ, who died for our sins. If you don't accept Him as your savior, you cannot have eternal life. For those who do accept Jesus as their savior, God will create a paradise in a new world. The danger of Atheism is the loss of a place in the new world.

The ultimate danger of Atheism is that its believers will be destroyed for eternity. A day of judgment will come for those who don't believe in God; they will not be forgiven for their sins. Their punishment will be the second death in the Lake of Fire, from which they will never live again.

Alternately, those who believe in God and accept Jesus as their Lord and savior will be forgiven for their sins. They will be saved and not die in the Lake of Fire. They will have eternal life in a perfect world.

From the Bible:

"But the fearful, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice sorcery, the idolaters and all liars will have their place in the Lake of Fire. This is the second death."

Revelation, Chapter 21, Verse 8)

"God will wipe away all tears from their eyes. There will be no more death, or sorrow, or crying, or pain, for the former things have passed away."

(Revelation, Chapter 21, Verse 4)


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Matt Rudy profile image

Matt Rudy 4 years ago from Frisco, TX

In the natural sciences, abiogenesis, or origin of life, is the study of how life on Earth could have arisen from inanimate matter. It should not be confused with evolution, which is the study of how living things change over time. Amino acids, often called "the building blocks of life", occur naturally, due to chemical reactions unrelated to life. In all living things, these amino acids are organized into proteins, and the construction of these proteins is mediated by nucleic acids. Thus the question of how life on Earth originated is a question of how the first nucleic acids arose.

Some facts about the origin of life are well understood, others are still the subject of current research. The first living things on Earth are thought to be single cell prokaryotes. The oldest ancient fossil microbe-like objects are dated to be 3.5 Ga (billion years old), just a few hundred million years younger than Earth itself.[1][2] By 2.4 Ga, the ratio of stable isotopes of carbon, iron and sulfur shows the action of living things on inorganic minerals and sediments[3][4] and molecular biomarkers indicate photosynthesis, demonstrating that life on Earth was widespread by this time.[5][6]

On the other hand, the exact sequence of chemical events that led to the first nucleic acids is not known. Several hypotheses about early life have been proposed, most notably the iron-sulfur world theory (metabolism without genetics) and the RNA world hypothesis (RNA life-forms).

I also want to know where you get your evidence for the rest of the information you claim. I don't want to hear stuff you pulled from the bible. I wanted testable evidence that would stand up in a lab. So far there hasn't been any evidence for a god and it's been well over 2000 years.

Also, I find it a little ironic that you would say that Atheists have no purpose in life and then in the next breath basically say the same thing about Christians as if to persuade us. Any atheist will tell you honestly that they don't know if there is a supreme being, but they will say that they don't "believe" in one based on a lack of evidence.

I laughed at your little bible quote at the end. You do know that 99% of the prison system is filled with Christians? And that when Jesus cast out the demons from the heard of pigs he used, oh what's that word, sorcery.


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A Thousand Words 4 years ago

@ Matt Rudy, I was with you 100% of the way until the last paragraph friend. Where did you get your statistics regarding the prison system and what was it's purpose? Let's not use iffy "facts" to prove a point. The religion statistics in prison aren't much different proportionally than they are outside of prison. The majority of Americans profess to be some sort of Christian. It would make sense, then, that prisons would be filled mostly with people who claim to be Christian... All it proves is that Christianity has not really affected most people in some super special way to make them "outstanding law abiding citizens." It's just as ordinary as any other religion. It also shows us that Atheists are not the immoral degenerates that the Conservatives claim they are. Just look at Norway!

The part about sorcery... I don't see it's relevance. If Jesus was God, he'd be capable of doing anything, especially something a human would consider to be sorcery. I don't believe in him, I'm just pointing out that it's not a good point, and how a Christian would see it/argue against it.


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Rhonda D Johnson 4 years ago from Somewhere over the rainbow

Since time is infinite, then there have been an infinite number of chances for the chemicals that make up life to come together. Since matter and energy are in constant motion, it's no great leap of faith to say that they did come together of their own accord.

The vast majority of life forms that have appeared on Earth became extinct because they appeared without the characteristics needed to survive in their environment. Was it intelligence that created all these unsuitable life forms?

It was no intelligent, benevolent and all-knowing God who created mosquito to bedevil us every summer, or household pests to spread filth and disease. It does no good to point to the fall of man as the cause of these insects because then you'd be giving creative power to your Satan and I don't think you want to go there.

My purpose in life is to live. Mythology and doctrine cannot add to that purpose.


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Steve Orion 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida

Like most religious people, the ultimate incentive to believe and worship and bow down to God is not because he loves you and you should return those feelings, but if you don't believe in him and love him then you will feel a lot of pain, forever. That is just an interesting note to make, for me.

"So how were the first man and woman created? We must conclude that an original form of life created them, and that this original form of life has always been in existence."

No, we must not. We don't know how, specifically life comes about, and that's that. As Christianity, more and more, dwindles down in the sphere of man's ignorance in which it claims possession of answers, less and less of the whole of the faith becomes relevant or persuading to the average person. It used to be used to explain this and that which are now explained logically. Also, just because a lack of a god would make our existence meaningless, it doesn't mena that a god's existence is more probable, just more preferred (by some, of course, not me).


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Matt Rudy 4 years ago from Frisco, TX

@ A thousand words, sorry I wasn't totally clear on the last paragraph. I was just trying to say that if Christians were such good people and Atheists such wicked ones, wouldn't you find the majority of prisons filled with the latter? However this is not the case. If you read Sam Harris's book "A letter to a Christian Nation", the most secular and Atheist country, Sweden, has the fewest crimes, the fewest teen pregnancies, and so on. It doesn't surprise me that delusional people will do things that don't fit in the constructs of reality. Steven Weinberg put's it quite nicely, "Left to themselves good people will do good thing and bad people will do bad things, but if you want a good person to do a wicked thing then you need religion."

The point about sorcery I was making was from the OP. He states that anyone who worships sorcery will burn in hell. Well what do you think god and Jesus do? You can call it magic or miracles but it still falls into sorcery. It's similar with religion and cult, it's just that cult has a negative connotation attached to it.


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peeples 4 years ago from South Carolina

Everything you said negative about atheist requires an atheist to actually believe in what you are saying for it to matter. I don't see why you believe you some how live for a higher purpose than an atheist. Isn't the primary purpose of life to be a good person? If you believe that only a Christian can do that because being good requires doing it because God told you so, then you are delusional. It's sad that you feel the need to write an entire hub bashing a group of people. I hope whatever issues you have get sorted out. Have a good day!


Bazil 4 years ago

Tripe.

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