Why are atheists mentioned in the Bible, the book of one they say doesn't exist?
I'm not quite sure what you're asking here. Many religious texts mention non-believers. It makes sense that a book promoting one religion over another would attempt to address those who disbelieve it. Whether the purpose is to demonize the opposition, or just debate some of the issues non-believers might bring up, it's a legitimate practice. And from the viewpoint of an atheist, the bible mentions them because it was written by humans.
It isn't very profound, that there will be non-believers, It matters not what you advocate there will always be skeptics. I find nothing in the Bible that provokes me to actually believe in God, only living has done that. Through living I know that there is a God, no; I can't prove it and have no desire to, though I know that none can prove that there isn't either.
Thank, M.T.D. Good response...humans vs. humans with no supreme being involved. Logical.
Dmop...provoke is a good choice of words. Thanks for responding.
the "atheists" of the Bible are / were Christians(followers of Jehovah) as well as those who did not follow other 'gods' or believe in them .... thus they were called atheists-
atheism is actually a form of idolatry and that in any form should be avoided at all costs -
Jesus is real and HE paid a very high price for all who will believe in Him...
I'm not an atheist, but last time I checked I don't think anyone has ever thought or believed that The Bible doesn't exist?
It is a book and that is a proven fact.
Atheists don't believe in God, which is what is referenced in The Bible, but most people(including atheists) view The Bible as a historical artifact that has some sense of meaning in the world.
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