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Lucretius — Part II — The Foundation of Atheist Science

Part II – The Foundation of Atheist Science

 

In part I we examined Lucretius’ solution to the problem of death.  His response resembled the typical answer given by atheists, that is, if you don’t understand or don’t like any part of reality, just shout it out, loud and long, “I don’t believe in that part of reality.”  Your shouts will make that part of reality go away—at least, that seems to be what atheists believe.

Why do atheists work so hard to distort reality?  Because if you believe in God, you have to follow all sorts of rules.  Gods almost always produce a set of moral rules and values.  With these come such dreaded concepts as sin and guilt and eternal accountability.  Belief in God really gets in the way of a libertine’s lifestyle.

However, there is a way to get around the problem of God.  Does belief in God keep you from living the sin-filled life you crave?  Look up into the heavens and say, “I don’t believe God exists.”  If fear of death causes you angst, boldly shout, “Life ends at the moment of death.  There is no afterlife.  Death is the end.”  But remember, protests against reality have no effect on reality.  Nor does disbelief.

 

Not an atom or a primal germ

Many of the beliefs of atheism are not supported by facts or evidence.  Atheists deny the existence of God, an afterlife, and a soul.  They have no authority to make such announcements.  If they don’t know the truth, how can they discern what’s true?  They claim they are guided by science but science cannot address metaphysics.
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