As always I love to study what others believe (I just finished a good size book on Catholicism, have another Calvinist book on the way, watched a 2hr debate on “Is the Church Good for People?” earlier today, and am still currently trying to set up a second debate with a new leading Muslim apologist, Sabeel Ahmed– oh, the joys of being an apologetically minded elder)…
But I just bought this book by a leading Atheistic Philosopher, Alex Rosenburg (the one whom Dr. William Craig from Reasonable Faith just debated) and wanted to post in HIS OWN WORDS from HIS BOOK what he believes the true atheistic world view is.
The Atheist’s Guide to Reality
- Is there a God? No.
- What is the nature of reality? What physics says it is.
- What is the purpose of the universe? There is none.
- What is the meaning of life? Ditto.
- Why am I here? Just dumb luck.
- Does prayer work? Of course not.
- Is there a soul? Is it immortal? Are you kidding?
- Is there free will? Not a chance!
- What happens when we die? Everything pretty much goes on as before, except us.
- What is the difference between right and wrong, good and bad? There is no moral difference between them.
- Why should I be moral? Because it makes you feel better than being immoral.
- Is abortion, euthanasia, suicide, paying taxes, foreign aid, or anything else you don’t like forbidden, permissible, or sometimes obligatory? Anything goes.
- What is love, and how can I find it? Love is the solution to a strategic interaction problem. Don’t look for it; it will find you when you need it.
- Does history have any meaning or purpose? It’s full of sound and fury, but signifies nothing.
- Does the human past have any lessons for our future? Fewer and fewer, if it ever had any to begin with.
Reference: Rosenberg, Alex (2011-10-03). The Atheist’s Guide to Reality: Enjoying Life without Illusions (Kindle Locations 172-187). Norton. Kindle Edition.
The Bible’s Response
Oh my, well atleast he’s honest! Thus, to show the same honesty, here is my biblical response to the “Atheist’s Guide to Reality.” Psalm 14:1, “The fool says in his heart, There is no God.” And in the words of the great theologian Mr. T, “I pity the fool!”
The Craig-Rosenberg Debate