Why people like Brian are really atheists
THE DEATH OF DARWIN'S DAUGHTER AND THE "PROBLEM" OF EVIL
People like Brian are atheists because of an emotional reaction. In Brian's case it was the sad death of his dad while he was only 13.
All atheists become absurd atheists becaus of some emotional reaction. Even Darwin had an emotional reaction. It was over the death of his daughter
The PBS television serier Evolution, episode 1, dramatized a turning point in the spiritual life of Charles Darwin. This was caused by the sickness and death of his beloved daughter Annie. Although the series did not spell it out, Darwin's biographer, James Moore, makes it clear that this tragedy destroyed the truth of Christianity in Darwin's mind. "How could there be a God if He allowed this to happen. Instead, Darwin decided that Annie was an unfortunate victim of the laws of nature, that is, she lost the struggle for existence.
Annie's death raised, for Darwin, serious questions about God's goodness. but the prevailing view of his day (that the earth was old and had long been filled with death and violence - Lyel), provided no adequate answers.
Alas, the prevailing church view was a "long age" (progressive creationism) of the earth, which placed fossils millions of years before Adam. This view entails that death and suffering were around for millions of years before Adam, and yet God called His acts of creation, very good. Such a view of God evidently didn't appeal to Darwin.
However, a consistent Biblical view, that death is an intruder, provides a coherent solution. But this is impossible unless the fossil record was formed after Adam's sin, which rules out billions of years.
So you see, the issue here is where we place the fossils via a presuppositional view point. Where we begin is where we end.
The 1988 World Book Encyclopedia says that "scientists date the rocks by the fossils, and the fossils by the rocks. Things like this are common via the "scientific" contradiction of their admitted philosophical ignorance.
So the real reason why atheists are atheists, and believe absurd presuppositions, is because of emotional reactions. Whatever your reaction is, I ask that you look at it more closely in light of reason, in light of truth.
Jean Chauvin (Jude 3).
A Rational Christian of Intelligence (rare)with a valid and sound justification for my epistemology and a logical refutation for those with logical fallacies and false worldviews upon their normative of thinking in retrospect to objective normative(s). This is only understood via the imago dei in which we all are.
Jean Chauvin (Jude 3).