Why you fail...
Atheism is predicated upon the idea that God is not necessary for the successful use of reason. However, this actually means that reason is totally impotent. Here's why.
All of the only three ("tri"-lemma) possible attempts to get a certain justification must fail:
- All justifications in pursuit of certain knowledge have also to justify the means of their justification and doing so they have to justify anew the means of their justification. Therefore there can be no end. We are faced with the hopeless situation of 'infinite regression'.
- One can justify with a circular argument, but this sacrifices its validity.
- One can stop at self-evidence or common sense or fundamental principles or speaking 'ex cathedra' or at any other evidence, but in doing so the intention to install certain justification is abandoned.
So any attempt to find truths within reason alone is flawed. Ergo, the atheist is compelled to assume some external standard upon which to base his reasoning. Blind nature doesn't care if he gets the right answers, so it cannot be trusted. Since anything non-sentient is an insufficient standard, he must take as his standard a mind, a consciousness, a thinking thing that care about him and wants him to find the truth. Ergo, atheism assumes the existence of something much like the Christian God.
Note: Admittedly, the Christian God is a lot more than just a caring mind, but this argument (a) rules out naturalism and (b) confirms a prediction of Christianity.
Q: Why didn't you address (post x) that I made in response to you nine minutes ago???
A: Because I have (a) a job, (b) familial obligations, (c) social obligations, and (d) probably a lot of other atheists responded to the same post you did, since I am practically the token Christian on this site now. Be patient, please.