Kirk Cameron is either astonishingly stupid or a liar. Those are really the only two conclusions one can reach after watching this video promoting his new movie, Unstoppable. In it he claims that there are two things that every atheist must “cling to on faith.” They’re both nonsense.
The first is that “there is no God.” Wrong. Very few atheists make such an absolute statement. Even Richard Dawkins agrees that it’s possible that there is a God. But possible doesn’t mean plausible or certain. The overwhelming majority of atheists simply take the position that there is no compelling evidence to justify believing in a God. Present that compelling evidence and we would change our minds, as rational people would.
The second is that we all “hate” God. No Kirk, we don’t hate God. “Have you ever noticed how many people are so angry at someone they say is not even there.” No, no, no. I’m not angry at God because I don’t see any reason to believe there is such a thing. I am angry at many of the people who profess to believe in a God who commands them to be ignorant, hateful bigots and to impose their religious beliefs on the rest of us. I think that’s an entirely reasonable thing to be angry about.
These two claims are so utterly wrongheaded that one can easily conclude that Cameron is either lying or stupid. Take your pick.