Wednesday, November 12, 2008

DC Atheists Prove Their Religion is Dumb

Just in time for Christmas, the American Humanist Association decided to undermine their own religion on a series of advertisements for DC-area buses that read: "Why believe in god? Just be good for goodness sake."

Wow. Only an atheist could be so willfully stupid as to think that one up. Be good for who's sake? Who is "goodness" anyway that I should care about doing it for his/her/its sake? I guess the AHA's logic is insufficiently evolved.

This article actually pokes a little bit of fun at the AHA's expense. Included in that article is an unintentionally funny quote from Fred Edwords, the AHA's Director of mis-Communications:

"Our message is that all of us can have moral values as a natural result of who we are as a species and who we have become as a civilization...Each one of us knows what it means, generally, to be ethical."

Again. Wow. This phrase is completely lacking in logic, value, or meaning unless there is a God. Without God, who gets to define what is moral or immoral? Right or wrong? Good or bad/evil? Has civilization evolved our definition of morals, as implied by Mr. Edwords? Please. Society/Civilization has no right to define right and wrong, good and bad, etc; that would be taking away my right to define it as I please. Logic dictates that a civilization cannot appeal to itself to define these qualities. Furthermore, one civilization's morals will certainly be different from another's. Which one is right? To whom does one appeal in determining who is right? How can we discover who is right when we've yet to define what "right" is?

And the best irony of all, Mr. Edwords practically paraphrases the apostle Paul's letter to the Romans in the Bible (first chapter) when he says each one of us knows what it means, generally, to be ethical.

As a Humanist, Mr. Edwords and every other atheist has no authority whatsoever to even suggest that we should live in a certain way, because they have nothing to appeal to as an authority on why one should behave this way or that way. I find it hilarious that Mr. Edwords would dare suggest to me that I should live in a certain way, for such a suggestion undermines the Humanist belief system.

Mr. Edwords cannot make these statements without God. Mr. Edwords cannot use logic to persuade us to conform to his definition of good behavior because, as an atheist, he has to assume that logic also has evolved. If logic is evolving, then it is always changing, and is thus not an adequate authority to which to appeal. Sadly for Mr. Edwords and his fellow misbelievers, they must use their God-given traits ("each one of us knows...to be ethical") and God-ordained immutable laws (e.g. logic) in order to attempt to persuade us that God doesn't exist.

On the other hand, those who believe that God exists have an authority to which to appeal. God defined good, bad, right, wrong. God created logic, reason, mathematics, etc. Logic had to have been created by God, for without its timeless immutability, it is impossible to evaluate a fact, draw a conclusion, learn from the past, and so on. In essence, the timeless immutability of logic is a fundamental of life itself. I wonder when it was that Mr. Edwords decided that logic was sufficiently evolved so that it could logically be defined as logic so that logic could then be used to make logical conclusions such as being good for goodness' sake.

Mr. Edwords and his fellow non-believers need to acknowledge their God-given traits which could have only come from God. Then they may possibly find the right path. The one defined by God.

1 Comment:

truthseeker said...

I don't think ANYBODY could have said that any better.