Apparently, loshne thinks The Spartan Atheist knows what he is talking about. So, I decided to find out why these Atheists think we are idiots when we call Atheism a religion.
Is Atheism a religion? I wrote a post, THE DOCTRINE OF ATHEISM, several years ago claiming Atheism is a religion. Of course, Google points to all kinds of articles that address the issue of whether or not Atheism is a religion. This one, Is atheism a religion?, points to the obvious. Atheism fits the definition of a religion. So, I won’t rehash those arguments. Instead, I will just explain what is wrong with The Spartan Atheist’s post.
So, let’s begin. After “establishing” that “Atheism is a religion” is a common belief amongst various religious groups (because the phrase gets 18 million hits in an Internet search), the Spartan Atheist uses two analogies:
- Affirming evolution denial as science.
- Calling “flat earthers” scientists.
Supposedly, calling Atheism a religion is equivalent to calling evolution denial a science and flat earthers scientists. How does that work? Apparently, Atheism is not a religion because it is science.
Next the Spartan Atheist attacks the motives of those who dare to call the science of Atheism a religion.
So why do religious idiots want atheism to be a religion so bad? In short, to level the playing field.https://thespartanatheist.wordpress.com/2022/05/12/why-religious-idiots-want-atheism-to-be-a-religion/
Level the playing field? Nuts! Consider this quote.
But unfortunately for the religious person, that is exactly what they have to do. And they are forced to do this because it all comes down to HOW we know things. There are lots of ways we learn and know, including trying, reading, listening to stories, and going to school. Of all the methods we learn and know, science is THE BEST process we know of to gain knowledge. It is the best because of it’s reliability. When you are really specific, and really precise, and you test thing repeatedly, and other people also test the same things repeatedly, and you not only try to explain but make very precise predictions, and those test and predictions always come true, and every technology or activity that bases itself off that science works reliably, that means it is a reliable method.https://thespartanatheist.wordpress.com/2022/05/12/why-religious-idiots-want-atheism-to-be-a-religion/
Science has no way of proving whether or not God exists. It is absurd to ask scientists to deal with such a problem. Because it is probably impossible, we do not know how apply the scientific method to the study of God.
Whether or not God exists is a philosophical problem, not a scientific problem, and philosophers have provided us logical proof that God exists. In fact, the Bible states the matter most plainly.
It doesn’t take any special knowledge to observe the night sky or the birth of a baby. We know someone created us. When we are plagued by our consciences or feel injustice, we know our Creator has instilled a moral code within us. Still, because of our pride, we often rebell against God. Therefore, because there is no way of leveling the playing field with God, we are tempted to believe He does not exist.