Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Atheism is basically synonymous with hedonism, narcissism and moral relativism. Atheists are usually moral degenerates.
Atheism is based on selfishness. Orthodox Judaism is based on reason.
On the average Orthodox Jews are much nicer than atheists.
On the average Orthodox Jews are much happier than atheists.
Some popular excuses for atheism:
The idea of a transcendent, non-physical being is unbelievable. [It is only if you refuse to believe it for some emotional reason.]
There is no rational reason to believe in God. [False. See the argument from design.]
God is no more likely to exist than Thor or Zeus. [False. Judaism is entirely different.]
God would not allow suffering. [Sure He would.]
People are naturally good and moral. Religion corrupts people and makes them hateful and violent. [History's greatest murderers were atheists.]
People only believe in religion because they were taught it as little children. [Most things people know they were taught as children, including speech, literacy, arithmetic, etc.]
Religion makes people unhappy. It deprives people of joy in life. [Proven false by psychological studies.]
Religion is based on an ignorance of nature. Science will destroy religion. [That may be true of primitive paganism, but not Judaism. Pagans may attribute every natural event to the whim of a god. Jews accept the laws of nature, but believe that God created them.]
According to the principle of Occam’s razor, any natural explanation for something, no matter how unlikely, is preferable to a supernatural explanation. [A simpler theory is not better if the simpler theory is much more improbable. Therefore, actually, Intelligent Design Theory is better than the Infinite Monkey Theorem.]
Man is not special. Man is merely one of many species of animals inhabiting one of many planets circling one of billions of stars. [Man is special; he is the most complex object in the known universe.]
Evolution is a fact. It is obvious that all life is descended from bacteria just as much as it is obvious that the world is round. [Events that allegedly happened millions of years before recorded history and which contradict common sense and the fossil record are hardly as obvious as the shape of the earth.]
The United States, in spite of being more religious than Europe, has far more crime than western and northern European countries. This proves that religion does not make people moral and perhaps proves the opposite. [The US has far more residents of black African and Latin American heritage than European countries. These are people whose original homelands are very violent. They are the source of most of the crime. On the other hand, Utah has a very high level of church attendance, few blacks and a crime rate comparable to western Europe.]
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