“THE ATHEIST FAIRY TALE” (By Sonny Hernandez)

February 14, 2018

 

Sonny Hernandez has written a new book titled, “The Atheist Fairy Tale,” which is now released on Amazon. This book is an apologetics introduction on Cornelius Van Til’s research to equip laymen to refute godless presuppositions. This is an excerpt from this new book. To find out more, visit Amazon.

 

Note from the author: Apologetics must be put into practice. If you want to see presuppositional apologetics put into practice, check out Sye Ten Bruggencate's videos that can be seen by visiting: proofthatgodexists.org. In this new book, I provided a few paragraphs on the ‘pre-commitment to the Christian worldview’ arguments, which I learned from Sye. Therefore, once you read this book, defend the faith, and most importantly, declare the Gospel to men that densely affirm atheism.

 

Atheism is a fictitious, inane, and blasphemous religion that denies the existence of God. Without God, how did life originate? A big bang occurred, and certain chemicals coalesced in primordial slime that developed by dumb luck to become self-aware creatures that can love, apply logic, have morals, and comprehend the world around them. In other words, inert matter, or pond scum, evolved into cognizant creatures. How can anyone comprehend the world around them in a godless universe? Without God, human thoughts are nothing more than chemistry acting over time. No one lives in a way that is consistent with the atheistic worldview, which is why non-theists are going to have to borrow from the Christian worldview to make sense of the world around them. This is why the Bible calls them fools (cf. Ps. 14:1).

 

            Professing atheists will either vehemently deny God’s existence, or posit that nothing is known or can be known about the nature of God’s existence. However, they are being being intellectually dishonest. The difference between a theist and a non-theist is that the theist is subjugated to absolute truth, while the non-theist arbitrarily suppresses it. Therefore, if the non-theist looks for the theist to supply evidence to prove God’s existence, they will be disappointed, because theists are only commanded to tell non-theists what they already know—that God does exist [1]—and to answer them according to their folly. [2]

 

            Any belief that unequivocally denies the existence of God, or opines that nothing is known or can be known about the nature of God’s existence, is not a tenable position to hold, nor is it factual. On the contrary, it is fiction. For example: the aphorism, “No atheists in foxholes,” would need clarification in the Christian worldview, since there are no atheists in or out of foxholes, because there is no such thing as an atheist. Certainly, professing atheists can ascribe the appellation of atheism to themselves, but that does not prove that atheism exists. All that proves is that men deny God because they do not like God so they ascribe a name to themselves that denies the existence of God.

 

            In a godless universe, professing atheists would have to think in their mind that an intelligent designer did not create their mind to think. In a godless universe, where life happened because of a chemical accident and dumb luck, how can professing atheists justify their thinking, reasoning, and logic to know if it is right or wrong, when they have no justification for thinking, reason, logic, or anything at all? Because in their worldview, thinking is nothing more than a chemical reaction in the brain that is similar to mixing baking soda and vinegar and watching it react. The result is just a byproduct of fizzing that reacts along the synapses of the brain, which means that their mind does not think—all it does is fizz. Without God, professing atheists can think, but they cannot account for thinking, nor do you live in a way that makes thinking intelligible in their worldview.

 

            No one can deny the existence of God. If an eternal, supernatural, and infinitely knowing God does not exist in a non-theistic worldview, then the non-theist would have to be an eternal, supernatural person who possesses infinite knowledge in order to justify if anything eternally or supernaturally exists. This is clearly self refuting, since they do not believe in an eternal, supernatural, and infinitely knowing God, who created and sustains all things by the word of His power. In a godless universe, life originated by chance permutations, and human beings are nothing more than pond scum that developed itself into a self-replicating cell. Therefore, when non-theists deny the existence of God, their arguments are nothing more than chemicals reacting over time or matter in motion.

 

            Christians must pray that professing atheists will recognize that their worldview is arbitrary, absurd, irrational, vicariously circular, and smacks of begging the question. Christians should look forward to seeing how professing atheists are going to respond to their interrogation of their non-theistic worldview and godless presuppositions. If they use sophistry, or if they cite a myriad of sources, or articulate various theories—but fail to account for their godless worldview and presuppositions—they will not vindicate their arguments. All that will prove is that professing atheists hate God and have no justification for anything that they posit.

 

 

[1] Romans 1:21 states: “Because that, when they knew God…” (διότι γνόντες τὸν θεὸν).  The Greek word τὸν is a definite article, which means that Paul was not referring to a generic god. But the one true and living God of the Old and New Testament who exists in three persons.

 

[2] Prov. 26:5 says to, “Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own eyes,” while Proverbs 26:4 says, “Do not answer a fool according to his folly, lest you also be like him.” These verses do not contradict each other. I agree with Dr. Greg Bahnsen that Prov. 26:4 is teaching to not: debate the fool on their terms, or abandon the Christian worldview in order to embrace neutrality with the fool. Bahnsen also taught that Prov. 26:5 is teaching Christians to “theoretically” stand on the unbeliever’s worldview in order to show them that rejecting God is no different than the “foolish man who built his house on sand” (Matt. 7:26). Gary DeMar, Pushing the antithesis: the apologetic methodology of Greg L. Bahnsen (American Vision, 2007).

 

 

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