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Questions for Atheists
Question 1 - Why Don't atheists 'Live' Like atheists?
According to atheistic beliefs, humans, through macroevolution are the most highly evolved animals on the planet. Conversely, the bible says we are created in the image of God and therefore assumes that we have a consciousness of what is right and wrong. An instinctive, if you will, understanding of moral laws, such as murder, theft and adultery (although somewhat perverted through sin). The problem is that animal kingdom does not live by moral law. That is to say, there are no concepts of right and wrong, adultery or murder. Atheism suggests that the highest ideal is the survival of the fittest, or 'natural selection.'
However, if we are to be true to the precepts of macroevolution, we should be exterminating any human who is born deformed or crippled. If we are no more than evolved animals, then why have ideals such as stealing, murder, compassion and fairness or simple right and wrong? All of these concepts are religious, or come from religious philosophies. If a person claims to be atheist, then let them live as if they are just products of evolution, otherwise they live as hypocrites.
Furthermore, if we insist that humans are the most highly evolved animals then how do we explain that we are the most violent of all other species, killing and murdering each other for reasons that no other animal could possibly conceive? Animals kill for survival or mating rituals, yet the human animal kills for envy, power jealousy and just about any other reason under the sun. this is evolved? The argument is thus - why would evolution gradually evolve beings which are not only more violent and destructive than previous ones, but are basically capable of and working towards making themselves extinct? Seems like a contradiction to the idea of evolving towards a more certain survival.
Friends, Nietzsche tried to live not as a hypocrite. He understood that true atheism was to live like an animal and therefore tried to live as if there was no God. The result was that he spent the last 11 years of his life in a mental institution. He lost his mind when he saw a person mistreating a horse.He ran and put his arms around the horse's head and then burst into tears. After a careful examination of his works, it's not hard to see that he cried because he realized that this simple act of compassion, destroyed atheism. No atheistic product of evolution could ever feel compassion for a horse and by having these feelings Nietzsche realized he was acting as a person with religious beliefs. This contradiction drove him insane because he could not escape the fact that he couldn't live as a true atheist.
"But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned." 1 Corinthians 2:14
Question 2 - Why Are There Beings Which Are Not Required?
Food for thought - Of all the animals in the world, humans are not necessary. On the contrary, the global environment would would be better off without us because it is us humans who are destroying the balance of nature. Evolution is about changes for the better, rather than change that leads to destruction. The only answer to this must of necessity be God and the reason be much more than mere survival.
According to the Bible, the Earth was created in perfection but has gone awry due to sin. Quite the opposite of Darwin's presumption of a chaotic world heading towards perfection. Human beings certainly contradict the evolutionary scheme of things.
Again, what about the source of moral ideas like nobility, truth and such? What causes humans to have these values, when none of them are found in any stage of the evolutionary process? Take a look at the supposed next-step down the chain - chimpanzees. There we find no moral concepts at all - not even a 'hint' of philosophical thinking.
The answer is simple. These values must be a reflection of a moral Creator, who has planted them within His creation, specifically in the only 'animals' created in His own image.
"For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities--his eternal power and divine nature--have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse." Romans 1:20
Question 3 - How Does Evolution Explain the Following Examples of Design?
Here's just a sampling of designs that defy evolution...
1 The structure of DNA
2 The exact tilt of the Earth which determines our seasons
3 The exact location of the Earth - just right to sustain life as we know it. A few miles closer or further from the Sun and guess what? No life on Earth.
4 The exact location of our moon - again, just a few miles closer or further from Earth and guess what? No life on Earth.
5 The intricate structure of a simple blade of grass
Friends, even atheist scientists have what seems like an impossible task to try to prove these are the results of random chance. Remember, when theories of evolution first started, they did not have the technology to discover what we now know today. As just one example, the science of micro-biology, in recent years, has recognized that there is such complexity in the simplest life-forms, that more than 60% of scientists working in this field now believe that intelligent design must be responsible for the creation of life.
Please consider, scientists have discovered that although there is a finite number of types of atoms, no two atoms are the same. The same observation has been made regarding the 'parts' that make up atoms as well. This means it is impossible for any two objects to be the same in the entire universe! Not unlike snowflakes - no two atoms are alike, therefore no two snowflakes have ever been the same. Infinity is God's trademark. In the same way, every human being is completely different, with unique fingerprints, eye retina imagery and DNA. This is a strong argument which evolution can not sufficiently explain.
"And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed." John 3:19-20
Question 4 - Why Do atheists Continue to Believe a Dead Theory?
For more than four decades now, macroevolution has been defeated as an answer to existence. Most scientists, however, refuse to admit this even though modern studies of micro-biology, quantum physics, cosmology and bio-chemistry have found evidence of intelligent design that evolution can not explain.
Any molecular biologist will tell you that the simplest life form is the single cell. They would explain that certain proteins are required to to create a cell and that these proteins are not found anywhere in the natural world, but rather, are only created from another cell. Therefore, it is impossible to create the first cell because there would be none of these proteins existing. Evolution can not find an answer to where the first cell came from and typically avoids the question. As stated previously, when theories of evolution first started, they did not know what we know today. They thought that a cell was a "homogeneous globule of protoplasm." However, it is now known that the single cell is more complex than the world's most complex factories, to put it lightly.
Friends, evolution has overwhelming problems in explaining the simplest life forms. Some such examples are the coagulation cascade, the defense system of the Bombardier beetle, , the complexity of a bacterial flagellum, the movement of a cilium, the immune system and the mind boggling complexity of vesicular transport. These are all what scientists term as irreducibly complex systems, meaning that to reduce its complexity in the slightest would result in the system not functioning at all. Note, this means they would not work at all, not that they would work less effectively. Scientists have noted that these systems did not evolve gradually, but are the creation of a master designer. Evolution can not explain them.
"For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God." 1 Corinthians 1:18
In Conclusion - Ignorance 'Is' Bliss
The word 'atheist' is used by, or refers to people who claim to not believe in a God or higher power. However, this word comes from the Greek word 'atheos' and its original meaning is "to not know God." From that definition we can see that there are millions of true atheists and many of them being religious. Many Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, Jehovah's Witnesses and others claim that it is impossible to know God.
Others choose to reject the idea of a God because of pride - they want total control over how they live their lives and don't want to submit to God's authority. That and because they don't want to be accountable for their choices and actions.
In any event, it is not up to the Christian to waste their time in pointless debates about whether or not there is a God. It is our role, rather, to point people to ways that they can allow God to reveal Himself to them. With this in mind, I challenge all non-believers to sincerely ask God, challenge Him if you will, to prove His existence to you. The trick is that you must be sincere - you must truly 'want' God to reveal Himself and He will do exactly that, through circumstances which He chooses that are very personal and specific to you. Keep in mind, once proof has been established in your mind, you will be faced with the responsibility of how to respond as ignorance will no longer be an option.