Think of it, readers! Atheism is not a science or even a sub-branch of it.
Atheism is not a religion nor can be considered one in any aspect!
Atheism is not an organization because atheists are disorganized!
But Atheism can be considered a belief system – one without any definite foundation, but theories, speculations, and miscalculations. There is no set of rules or dogma to follow but that there is no God.
The belief system includes accidents like the theories of the Big Bang, Evolution of Species, the accidental and purposeless coming forth of organic matters from inorganic materials without any scientific proof and explanation. The list is endless as long as it denies the existence of God.
What a laughable belief system!
But hey, do not get mad at me! Let me prove my stand.
The belief in the existence of God is as old as humanity itself. Adam, the first man, believed in God. God told him that while he was asleep He took a rib from him and made a woman. Adam accepted the information about what happened while he was unconscious.
21 And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;
22 And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.
23 And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.
For some time, Adam was alone, naming all animals that were brought to him by God and looking for a help meet for him.
18 And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a help meet for him.
19 And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.
20 And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found a help meet for him.
Adam knew that he was the only human existing then – with all the animals around him. He experienced the state of being alone, and the only one of his kind until he received a favor from his Creator when He gave him his wife, Eve. Adam believed that it was God who gave him his mate. Adam never did think that his mate evolved from chimpanzees.
9 And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou?
10 And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.
11 And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?
12 And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.
At this juncture we have to emphasize that Adam believed also that the woman had been a part of his being. Eve was virtually taken from his ribs.
And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.
Adam after sinning did not forget the fact that the woman he has for a wife came from God when he said, “The woman which thou gavest me….” There is no possibility that atheism will exist in the time of Adam or even unto succeeding generations. On the second generation, Seth believed in God.
And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name Enos: then began men to call upon the name of the LORD.
At this point in history, men began to call upon the name of the Lord because it was not like before in Adam’s time that the Lord spoke to Adam and Eve in an audible voice. The belief in God was handed down from Adam unto all succeeding generations. On the seventh, a prophet prophesied of the coming of the Lord.
And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints,
The belief in God was preserved until the seventh generation from Adam and far, far after. Noah, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob are all theists! They believed in the existence of God. No wonder that atheism existed only as per record in the eighteenth century. Luke Mastin in “Arguments for Atheism” wrote –
The first known atheist to bluntly and openly deny the existence of gods was the French priest Jean Meslier, whose radical views were only exposed after his death in 1729. The French physician and philosopher Julien Offray de La Mettrie wrote his shockingly bold work “L’Homme Machine” (“Man A Machine”), based on consistently materialistic and quasi-atheistic principles, in 1748. (Reference)
The devil or satan was never an atheist. Angels can see God. Satan, himself, acknowledges the presence – and power of God.
Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven.
Satan was an angel who rebelled against God.
12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.
He knew God exists with power and glory that he wanted to equal. His ambition was “I will be like the Most High”. Clearly, in his statement he believed on the Most High. Angels were witnesses when God created the universe.
4 Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding.
5 Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it?
6 Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof; 7 When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?
The “morning stars” and the “sons of God” mentioned in the verse are angels witnesses to the creation of the earth. When some of these angels rebelled against God with satan, they became demons. But in spite of their being demons they still believe in God.
Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.
No profound logic is needed for these demons to believe in God, because they all saw Him. But why are there humans who now consider themselves to be atheists rejecting the belief in a God or a Creator? The answer is simple! There are things which humans cannot see and there are things which all humans do not and cannot comprehend! No angel or demon has seen the transformation of an ape to a human being. Angels and demons believe that God created man.
11 And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands;
12 Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honor, and glory, and blessing.
13 And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honor, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb forever and ever.
Angels and demons will never be converted to atheism because they have seen God and have witnessed the creation of the heavens and the earth and every creature in them.
Theism or belief in God was recorded in the most ancient of books especially in the Bible. We have manuscripts dating back to as early as 2,000 years ago. That is 2,000 years before the advent of such laughable belief system as atheism. These manuscripts prove the existence of a Creator and the purpose of creation! To the contrary, there are no books, manuscripts, tablets, of any sort that records the transformation of bacteria or an amoeba to a man! The belief that evolution happened millions of years ago has no records even in fossils to prove such foolishness! Evolution is purposeless, creation is purposeful!
A purpose to be achieved needs an intelligent mind! And a purpose points to a higher being.
(More to come).
On our next issue, Purpose Belies Evolution