The atheist’s fallacy
By Mbango Sithole
Socrates, one of the ancient Greek philosophers is said to have said, “I know that I am intelligent, because I know nothing”. Those who have true knowledge will always know that what they know is not the ultimate. There is something they don’t know.
This is not the attitude of atheists who boast of ultimate knowledge. That they are influential cannot be argued. They indeed are. A look at anti-god manoeuvres which often rear their heads in schools, legislature, media and society at large is largely attributed to their passion, financial muscle and brilliant strategy to evangelise the world.
Here lies their fallacy.
Firstly, it doesn't make sense to say that something that another person says exists does not exist. The clever thing to would be to ask them what it is they have experienced and how they managed to experience it rather than trying to convince them that it does not exist. How do you convince someone that something you don’t know does not exist? They defy even the strangest of proofs in abstract algebra.
Don’t you think that the fact that you get no cell phone signal where you are does not mean that the waves are not there. Don’t argue and say there is no Vodacom network. You just need to check if your cell phone is not dead or there is no Vodacom sim card in the phone. Get a working cell phone with a full battery and a RICA-ered simcard and, boom!!, the whole world is at your disposal.
You can argue as much as you want that there is no electric current in a wire because you have tested using a wrong instrument. Why not ask those who say there is electric current and they will show you an ammeter before you try to prove it by touching the live wire? Natural logic seems to be the missing ingredient in many atheists’ arguments. Although they claim monopoly of intelligence, they lack the most basic of tools.
The fact that you don’t know a place called Ittoqqortoormiit (it actually exists) can never be a sound argument that it does not exist. Why don’t you ask those who say it is there and they will show you how to get to get there should you want to go there. The fact that people are dirty does not mean soap does not exist. One just needs to get the soap and apply it correctly and we will see the wonders of soap.
By arguing and propagating that there is no God, the devil is actually using them to preach that he does not exist either. Why does he do that? The answer can be explained in understanding the age long battle that existed even before life, as we know it, started. It’s a battle about Kingdoms. It is about light and darkness. It is about good and bad. Someone wants your life. You better run for dear life and cling to life. God has given man the greatest responsibility. It is to choose between life and death. Do not be deceived. Life is not just about what we see with our eyes. In fact, we do not see with our eyes, we see with our minds through the eyes. That is why we can see when we are asleep.
Some might think that I am campaigning for religion. NO. A big NO. That is not my point. Religion has its serious limitations. I am talking about a loving father who is not angry at you. The devil has blinded the eyes of many from seeing his out-stretched arms of love. But even in that state of stupor man somehow manages to see a veiled picture of this God. If only they could open their spiritual eyes to see his love. Your choice should be made based on true love not the misinformation of atheists.
Many who profess to be hard-core atheists are no longer atheists themselves. They have realised that by swallowing hook- line- and sinker these lies they in fact opened their lives to another power that they initially thought does not exist. The sad thing is many of our youths care caught up. The grip of the evil master’s arms is strong to destroy the victim by instilling terror in the victim with death threats and the result is indulgence in drugs and other despicable orgies I cannot mention.
Forget about the stupidity of religion that is often attacked by atheists. They are right in most of what they say about religion but they have been blinded from seeing the true love of God that calms the fiercest of life’s storms and gives hope to the most hopeless situations. We are intelligent and educated but have been touched with love by the father.
Jesus loves you. Run to him today.
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