Tract #62: Quick Responses to Statements About Atheism #2
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Quick Responses to Statements About Atheism #2
Einstein believed in God. Do you think you’re smarter than Einstein?
Actually, Einstein didn’t believe in the Christian God. But in any case, being smart doesn’t guarantee that someone is always right about everything.
The founding fathers intended the United States to be a Christian nation. Atheists aren’t welcome.
On the contrary, they clearly wanted the federal government to stay out of religion.
Atheists believe in evolution, but if we teach children evolution in public school they will believe that they should act like animals.
Even if this were the case, we cannot decide whether or not something is true based on what the social impact of its being true would be.
Evolution violates the laws of thermodynamics.
No, it doesn’t.
The universe is so complex that someone must have designed it.
There is no law of physics or logic that says that anything complex must have been designed.
Everything in nature shows obvious signs of design.
People often mistake natural things for designed things. The “canals” on Mars, for example.
Evolution’s only a theory.
Pretty much everything in science is considered to be a theory — even things which have been as thoroughly proven as evolution.
How can you not believe in Jesus Christ when the evidence is overwhelming?
I don’t find the evidence even close to overwhelming.
There’s proof that God exists, like the Bible and miracles.
I don’t see anything in the Bible that proves God’s existence, and I have yet to see a convincing miracle.
My parents raised me to believe in God. Are you calling my parents liars?
No, but I think they’re mistaken.
There are so many wonderful things in the world, how can you say there is no God?
Wonderful things don’t need God’s help to exist.
There is so much beauty in the world that only God could have created it.
Or we could have evolved to consider our surroundings beautiful.
If there is no Heaven, then where do you go when you die?
To the same place you were before you were born.
You don’t know everything.
That’s true. I don’t pretend to.
You can’t see air, but you believe in it.
That’s because there is evidence that air exists.
You can’t see love, but you believe in it.
I can personally experience love.
You call yourself an atheist but you have faith. Everyone has faith in something.
Atheists try to have faith in as few things as possible, and blind faith in nothing at all.
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