“What defines an atheist?” The question gives me grief;
Do they actively deny my God, or merely lack belief?
I’m told that I should ask one, but I think that’s rather odd—
There’s no need to ask the godless when I’ve got the word of God!
There’s a line in Psalm 14 on what the fool says in his heart,
So we know that they are foolish, but that’s only just the start—
There’s a couple lines in Romans, showing God won’t be denied,
So the simple explanation is… the atheists have lied!
If you want an honest answer, then you have to ask the King:
Some claim they’re non-believers, but there’s really no such thing.
Circularity Context, after the jump:
My magical content aggregator sent me to a site, the Creation Education Center, to a helpful article “is it even possible to be an atheist?” I must admit, I expected something else. I expected some version of “atheists deny god, but have they really looked (at all the myriad versions of god) in order to deny?” I was wrong.
Of course, they did need to establish that atheism can’t possibly be defined by a lack of belief, which they initially tried with hand-waving. I’d cut and paste a quote, but (maybe one of you can tell me how!) their page will not allow me to cut and paste their words, and I have better things to do than to retype them. Anyway, they eventually noted that they don’t need to ask atheists what they mean, or what they believe, because The Truth (all of it, apparently) is in the bible. So they pull out half a dozen verses from their book, and conclude (ok, this is worth typing out:
So, are there people on this planet who claim to be atheists? Yes. Are these people atheists in reality? No… not according to God who knows better than we do, because He created everyone to begin with and He tells us that “as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.”(Isaiah 55:9)
Somebody certainly is higher.
So, no need to ask atheists what they think. God knows better than they do, and the bible is inerrant.
Oh, yeah, I suppose I don’t need to tell you, their site does not allow comments.
Mine does, though.