1. Atheism lacks a moral foundation.
Atheism is silent when it comes to offering a basis for moral values and principles, leaving individuals to create their own personal standards of behavior, which can be dangerous and lead to chaos.
2. Atheism does not provide an answer for the origin of life or the universe.
Atheism cannot explain how something came from nothing or how life arose from non-living matter. They ultimately have to deny the universal axiom ex nihilo nihil fit, “out of nothing, nothing comes.” Once this is denied, all rational thought and intellectual prowess are rejected in favor of some type of magic!
3. Atheism does not provide an explanation for complexity.
The universe, which has many fine-tuned laws that make life possible, has no ultimate supernatural cause. Because of this, atheism cannot explain why there are so many intricate physical laws and processes that must be in place for the universe to exist and function as it does. In this sense, there is an absurd situation where the effect is greater than the cause. In truth, this is the one time the effect has no cause! But it is greater to exist than not exist, is it not? The effect exists for the atheist but the cause does not? Magic?
4. Atheism fails to provide an answer for ultimate meaning.
They cannot defend any transcendent purpose in life. This leaves it up to individuals to decide what matters most in life on their own terms, inevitably leading to confusion and spiritual emptiness. But a central aspect of our visceral instincts drive is toward meaning. This evidences some sort of preprogramming by an Entity that also exists meaningfully.
5. At its core, atheism is based on faith
Atheism is a belief that there is no God/Cause or that the Cause, whatever it is, is not supernatural, personal, and willful. It is just like other belief systems that require a leap of faith in order to accept their claims as true without evidence or proof to back them up. In other words, there is no positive evidence for atheism, just the persistent denial of the mass amount of evidence for theism.
6. Atheism fails to provide any real hope.
In atheism, there is no optimism for the long-term future because it denies the possibility of an afterlife or future divine judgment. Thus, atheism is a philosophic reservoir of despair rather than one of hopeful expectation.
7. Atheism has a history of barbarity.
Atheism has been used as justification by some individuals throughout history for committing heinous acts. They engage in these acts because they felt they could do so with impunity. Of course! Why not? If there is no higher power watching or judging their actions or holding them accountable for their choices in this life or beyond it, it makes perfect sense. Thankfully, this is not a necessary component of atheism and most do not live according to their beliefs, but it is founded of their amoral philosophic starting point.
8. Atheism fails to offer any real answers about suffering and evil in the world
While this is purely a pragmatic argument, it is true. Atheism lacks any hopeful rationale for answers when it comes to questions about suffering and evil in the world. Thus, individuals often become overwhelmed by these issues rather than finding comfort or solace in the teleology (purpose) of evil.
9. The belief that science alone provides the answers is paradoxical at best.
Atheists have the impossible task of accepting that science alone can explain all aspects of reality; thus, they must inevitably look toward philosophy and/or religion. The presuppositions acquired here are used to make sense of things like consciousness, the needed tutelage of rationalism, and free will. In short, their necessary insistence that science alone can explain everything is not based on science. Maybe that should have been the heading? Nevertheless, their very beliefs (or non-beliefs) are self-referentially absurd.
10. Finally, atheists must live in a state of cognitive dissonance
Atheism is functionally limited by its own epistemology (way to come to knowledge). Their knowledge base is founded solely upon human reason (a philosophical notion) and experience (based upon a non-scientific assumption) as sources of knowledge. Thus, atheists find themselves stuck in a cycle of doubt and unrecognized cognitive dissonance (believing one thing, but habitually living differently). This produces an implicit discomfort because, ultimately, their behavior does not align with their values or beliefs. They are unable to come up with definitive answers about what is ultimately true due to the self-referentially absurd limitations imposed by their own worldviews! We can be thankful that most do not live according to their worldview
11. Atheists do not recognize or celebrate experiencing a sense of wonder about the world and its mysteries.
This is subjective, but also exposes the immense hubris of the atheistic worldview. They are closed-minded and driven by their bias. Of course, we all are to some degree. But atheism is not able to call a duck a duck. If there is a miracle, they are not open to defining it as such. Due to this closed mindedness, they awkwardly begin to explain things in ways that are the least likely. The hoofbeats are always horses and cannot, ever, be Zebras. Man, did that make any sense at all?
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