5 Reasons Why Atheism is Foolish
Psalms 14:1 NKJV – The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, They have done abominable works, There is none who does good.
If a person doesn’t believe in God, the Bible says that such a person is a fool.
It doesn’t matter how educated the atheist might be; whether he/she has a degree in rocket science or if he/she has all the science degrees known to man – if such a person does not believe in God – the word of God classifies that person as a foolish person.
Now, why would even the most educated atheist be seen as a fool or be viewed as being unwise for not believing in God? Below are various reasons why the word of God is 100% true and correct according to Psalms 14:1 when it states that atheism is foolish.
5 FOOLISH THINGS THAT ATHEISTS BELIEVE
1. Atheist Don’t Appreciate That Every Design Has A Designer
Recently I was researching to find out as to what were some of the most complex or complicated machines or devices that man has ever built to date.
One of these complex machines that peaked my interest was the Airbus A380. In order to build just ONE Airbus A380 this single aircraft requires about 4 million parts, with 2.5 million part numbers produced by 1500 companies from 30 countries around the world.
However my most favourite complex machine is the Large Hadron Collider. It is the most expensive and complex machine ever built. The LHC was built in collaboration with over 10,000 scientists and engineers from over 100 countries, as well as hundreds of universities & laboratories. The LHC is the largest single machine in the world which lies in a tunnel 27 kilometres (17mi) in circumference, as deep as 175 metres (574ft) beneath the Franco-Swiss border near Geneva, Switzerland.
The majority of people, myself included, probably do not know or understand the precise complexities or the effort of the intelligent people and minds that had to work together in order to design & build such massive & complex machinery.
The Airbus A380 was intelligently & deliberately designed by intelligent minds & each of the 4 million parts that make that aircraft have a specific purpose in the make-up & design of that plane.
The LHC too – as complex as it is, was intelligently & deliberately designed through the cooperation of over 10,000 intelligent minds who come from over 100 countries.
Now – if we were to use the same thought process or the same thought pattern that the atheist uses in relation to creation, it would be very easy to understand why atheism is extremely foolish and why atheists are regarded as being fools by God. Somehow, the atheist cannot appreciate the complexity but yet harmonious aspects of nature or the universe and come to the conclusion that there is a vastly superior Being behind creation. They cannot appreciate just the complexity and wonders of the human body but yet foolishly come to a poor conclusion that the human body and human existence as a result is just one big accident.
Albert Einstein was quoted as saying “The human mind, no matter how highly trained, cannot grasp the universe. We are in a position of the little child, entering a huge library whose walls are covered to the ceiling with books in many different tongues. The child knows that someone must have written these books. It does not know who or how. It does not understand the languages in which they are written. The child notes a definite plan in the arrangement of the books, mysterious order, which it does not comprehend, but only dimly suspects. That it seems to me, is the attitude of the human mind, even the greatest and most cultured, toward God. We see a universe marvelously arranged, obeying certain laws but we understand the laws only dimly”
Genesis 1:1 NKJV – In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
2. Atheists Think Accidents Can Create Complex & Harmonious Systems & Life-forms
CS Lewis, a former atheist said the following: “If the solar system was brought about by an accidental collision, then the appearance of organic life on this planet was also an accident, and the whole evolution of Man was an accident too. If so, then all our thought processes are mere accidents, the accidental by-product of the movement of atoms. And this holds for the materialists and astronomers as well as for anyone else’s. But if their thoughts, i.e, of Materialism and Astronomy are merely accidental by-products, why should we believe them to be true. I see no reason for believing that one accident should be to give a correct account of all the other accidents”.
If I can paraphrase CS Lewis’ statement I would say this: It is utter & absolute foolishness to believe that a series of accidents can create a harmonious circumstance. Accidents do not create harmony. Noise does not create music; Fire does not create ice. If life & the universe is an accident then our very thought processes eg atheism is an accident, science is an accident, the machinery we design & create are accidents.
The atheist thinks he is clever but yet is foolish because he cannot understand that the fact that our solar system is called a “system” is because there is a methodology & a harmony to how our solar system works and exists. It’s not a chaotic or continuously accidental existence. The system didn’t exist by accident or chance. It was created deliberately by God and that’s why creation exists.
It would be foolish with all its complexities, its deliberate design and the number of components and parts it takes to build a single Airbus A380 & LHC to assume that there was absolutely no intelligent design or intelligent mind behind the creation of these machines. What foolishness is would be to assume that there was a big bang explosion of energy and gas and that over a certain period of years the Airbus and the Large Hadron Collider self-existed without the hand of a creator.
Atheism denies the existence of God as the intelligent & creative Being behind the creation of life and the universe. Instead the atheist opts to believe that life & the universe exists as a result of an accident and that there was no intelligent Being who deliberately created the universe.
The make-up of the universe is far more complex than an Airbus or an LHC and it would be foolish to think that the universe was not created by an intelligent Creator who is far more intelligent than any human being could ever fathom.
Romans 1:20 NKJV – For since the creation of the world His (God’s) invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse.
Just as the existence of the Airbus or LHC are evidence that its manufacturers exist Romans 1:20 explains that the existence of nature & the entire universe are clear evidence that a Creator (God) exists that creation did not just come from nothing or nowhere.
3. The Atheist Foolishly Thinks Science Has The Answers To Everything
Can a person learn the German language by reading a mathematics textbook? Can I learn about how a cellphone functions by reading a biology textbook? If a man wanted to learn how to drive a car, would you suggest they read a TV manual?
If the above questions sound absurd it’s because atheism avails its foolishness by assuming that science has the answers to all things – including the spiritual & whether or not the spiritual realm exists.
Science is the systematic study of the structure & behavior of the physical & natural world through observation and experiment.
The atheist however reveals his foolish pattern of thinking by assuming that science should be able to study God who is neither physical nor natural.
God is Spirit and He is SUPERnatural. Therefore science is NOT the best means by which a person can learn or observe the nature of God. It would be similar to trying to learn the German language by reading a mathematics book. It’s foolish – yet the atheist thought pattern is very similar to this illogic thinking when it comes to God.
The atheist is using science which is the study of the physical and natural to disprove the existence of a spiritual & supernatural God. What foolishness.
If the atheists truly and genuinely wants to know God then he/she has do a few things that will draw that person to God. For example, genuinely praying, genuinely seeking to know God, reading God’s word (the Bible) and YES – having FAITH that God exists. It’s these simple things that enable one to enter from the physical & into God’s spiritual realm.
1 Corinthians 1:18-21 says “For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 19 For it is written: “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, And bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.” 20 Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? 21 For since, in the wisdom of God, the world through wisdom did not know God, it pleased God through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe.”
Does this mean that people should abandon science? Of course not. Science however only tries though in a limited way to explain the physical creation by a supernatural unseen Creator – God.
Hebrews 11:3 NKJV – By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.
4. Atheists Don’t Know That Atheism is a Belief System
The atheist will proudly but foolishly tell you that atheism is the non-belief in God or gods. However, I’m yet to meet or have a conversation with an atheist who doesn’t believe in the Theory of Evolution or the Big Bang Theory. Neither evolution nor the big bang can be proved by experimentation or observation.
None of these 2 theories can scientifically explain nor give observable evidence of the origin of life but yet atheists are happy to theorize and hypothesis this issue. Ironically theorizing & hypothesizing both which require a degree of FAITH. Yet FAITH is something that atheists claim not to live by – but they foolishly contradict themselves by applying faith based thinking & hypothesis in their speculations about evolution, the big bang and the origin of life.
The truth is – it takes FAITH to believe in evolution & the big bang theories.
The reason being that there is no observable scientific evidence that man for example descended from worms called Xenorturbella bocki which at some point in time became a type of fish and then later became an ape and finally turned into what we are now – humans. Can the atheist prove that 500 million years ago we were Xenorturbella bocki worms? How did they get to “500 million years ago”? What scientific instruments did they use to come up with “500 million years”? Have the atheists studied, observed & experimented a Xenorturbella bocki worm change from a worm to an ape-like mammal?
Atheists have no scientific or observable evidence to prove these claims yet cling to the FAITH or BELIEF that we descended from a worm type then later apes.
I would personally prefer the following definition of atheism that I once saw on one of the social media platforms: Atheism is the belief that there was nothing and nothing happened to nothing and then nothing magically exploded for no reason, creating everything and then a bunch of everything magically rearranged itself for no reason what so ever into self-replicating bits which then turned into dinosaurs, birds, trees, fish and the like.
Despite their reliance on science as the answer to ALL things, atheists lacks any scientific or observable evidence for evolution or the big bang theories. Neither does the atheist have any scientific evidence for the origin of life.
5. The Atheist Cannot Disprove The Existence of God
Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence. Therefore just because a person has never seen a physical manifestation of God, it does not mean that God does not exist.
There is nobody who is omniscient / all-knowing. We are all limited in our capacity; we are all limited in our understanding; we are all limited in our knowledge.
Yet despite our universal limited capacities, I have found during various debates that the atheist believes that he/she thinks ABSOLUTELY that there is no God. If you ask these atheists such questions as “Have you been to every single planet in the galaxy? Have you been to every single star in the galaxy? Do you know everything there is to know about every single subject?” the atheist will either try to find a way to skirt the questions or begrudgingly admit that they are indeed limited in capacity & knowledge.
Therefore an atheist CANNOT prove that God does not exist. An atheist has no interest in knowing God – therefore how can He know God? The atheist isn’t interested yet he foolishly claims that He doesn’t exist to the billions of people who believe and worship God.
So is atheism foolish? Yes it is. God says so through His word in Psalms 14:1 that the atheist is foolish.
There is no common sense thinking pattern when it comes to atheism as stated in the 5 areas above.
Romans 1:20 says the atheist is “without excuse” because nature itself testifies that there is a Creator. Just as complex machinery like the Airbus 380 and the LHC did not create themselves – therefore the universe could never have created itself. Common sense thinking should reveal that nature & life exists as a result of an intelligent & mighty Creator.
SALVATION CALL !!! ARE YOU AN ATHEIST WHO WANTS TO KNOW GOD???
DO YOU WANT TO BECOME A CHILD OF GOD & A FOLLOWER OF JESUS CHRIST???
1. ACKNOWLEDGE: “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).
This means that we have all broken God’s laws and God’s 10 Commandments like those mentioned in Exodus 20:1-17. For example, if you have told a lie; if you have stolen something; if you have lusted after somebody or if you have coveted. This means you are guilty of breaking at least one or more of God’s 10 Commandments. Breaking God’s commandments makes us sinners. The fact that we are sinners who have broken God’s law means that we are accountable to God who is the Lawgiver. Romans 6:23 says that “the wages of sin is death BUT the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord”
You must acknowledge that you are a sinner who has broken God’s commandments and that you therefore need Jesus in your life.
2. REPENT: “Unless you repent you will all likewise perish” (Luke 13:3), “Repent therefore and be converted that your sins may be blotted out” (Acts 3:19)
Repenting means: to change your mind; a sincere turning away, in heart, mind and action;
Therefore God wants you to repent of sinful values and of sinful living. God wants you to decide to
follow Him and to make Jesus the Lord of your life.
3. CONFESSION: “If we confess our sins. He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9). “That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved” (Romans 10:9)
God is a forgiving God. God will forgive any sin that you have done because Jesus died for ALL your sins and to set you free from the bondage of all types of sin in your life.
4. BELIEVE: “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).
You must believe that ONLY Jesus can save you and restore your relationship with God. You must believe that Jesus is the ONLY way by which you can have everlasting life and escape from eternal separation from God. You must believe that Jesus died on the cross for you and resurrected from the grave.
“He came to His own, and His own did not receive him, But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name” (John 1:11-12)
By faith, You must receive Jesus as Your Lord & Savior and therefore; you become a child of God; you become born again; you become a Christian; you restore your broken relationship with God
Why Not Make Your Eternal Decision NOW?
We become born again Christians by GRACE through FAITH or TOTAL TRUST in Jesus Christ as our Lord & Savior (Galatians 3:26) & (Ephesians 2:8,9). Salvation is a FREE gift received through FAITH in Christ.
PLEASE NOTE: You can choose to pray in your own words. This prayer is a sample prayer and it is only an EXPRESSION of your faith, belief & trust in Jesus. Salvation is by GRACE through FAITH or BELIEVING in Christ Jesus as your Lord & Saviour.
“Lord Jesus, I thank You for Your love. I thank You that You died on the cross for me and resurrected so that I may have life through You.
I confess Lord that I have sinned against You and today I ask You to forgive me of all of my sins, past present and future.
Today I repent and have decided to follow you. Thank you for forgiving all my sins.
From this moment, come into my life Lord Jesus & take full control of my life. I want to follow You Jesus and I want to follow Your ways. Save me and from today, make me the person You want me to be.
I receive You Lord Jesus right now by faith. I trust You as my Lord and Savior – Amen”
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