Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Atheists: Unqualified for Intellectual Discourse

Many people assert that there is no God. I ask you first to check the qualification of these people. Are they qualified to make such claims? Are those who assert that there is no God moral or immoral? Do not just listen to their arguments. Even robbers and swindlers have their arguments. Of course, the arguments support them as robbers and swindlers.

The subject of their arguments may be very noble; they may talk about the state of the nations and the welfare of society, but their opinions cannot be seriously considered. They are not worthy of passing such judgments. If a man is upright in his conduct and moral judgment, we can give credibility to his words, but if not, his words lose their credibility.

This is especially true when it relates to the question of deity. It is interesting to note that the moral standards of men are directly related to their concept about God. Those who admit their own ignorance have a passable standard, while insistent atheists invariably have a low level of moral responsibility.

I do not claim to know all atheists, but of the several thousand that I know, none of them possess a notably commendable morality. You may tell me that there was once a moral atheist, but if there was one, he is dead. Or you may tell me that there will be a moral atheist, but whoever he may be, he is not here yet. At least we can say that for now, we do not know a moral atheist.

Watchman Nee, Is there God? You Be the Judge!

From Holopupenko of Reasoning Repaired, who also mentioned that:

1) An atheist may have a moral code, but he can provide no objective basis for it and hence he should not be trusted.
2) An atheist who claims there is no God based on alleged "scientific evidence" is not speaking as a scientist nor is his claim scientific.


Anonymous Catholic Writer said...

If I am not mistaken, many atheists argue that since there is no God, there is no morality. To argue for the sake of morality is to assume that God exists, is that not so?

Sun Jan 28, 03:58:00 am 2007  
Blogger Choose Love said...

That is not so.

Sat May 17, 01:00:00 am 2014  

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