1.There's no connection between Communism and Atheism
Firstly,Communism was invented by atheists (Marx and Engel),thus making it a subcategory of atheism.Secondly,self- professed atheist leaders of communist regimes like Stalin,Lenin et al were actively promoting Dialectal Materialism,which is explicitly atheistic.Lastly,the Antireligious Museum of the Soviet Union was the main centre for atheist propoganda and is testimony to the preferred belief system of that regime.
[I refer to atheism as a belief system because it's purely faith-based,unsupported by either logic or evidence]
2.Communists did not kill in the name of atheism
After showing atheists the overwhelming evidence for the correlation between atheism and communism,they will concede but with some reservation and retort their favorite mantra of..."yes,but they did not kill in the name of atheism".This mantra is nothing but word games which atheists are very fond of playing.
To kill in the name of a cause simply means to advance a particular cause through bloodshed,be it religious or political.Why should atheists be exempted from this charge?
3.North Korea is not an Atheist nation
I really don't blame atheists for wanting to reject North Korea,since it has one of the worst (if not the worst) ongoing Human Rights violations.The list of HR violations include infanticide,genocide,censorship and forced labor.But is this rejection warranted or is it merely through embarrassment?
The atheist's usual deceptive ploy is to show a clip on You Tube of a small group of people worshipping their leader and thus religion gets the blame.Firstly,what a small group of people do is not representative of the population as a whole.In the States for example,there's a tiny minority of Jedi worshippers.Does this mean all of America adhere to Jediism?Of course not,especially when there's a plethora of objective statistics and reports validating a predominantly atheist/irreligious North Korea.
The atheist is also committing a fallacy of hasty generalization where the conclusion is drawn from a small sample size,rather than looking at the broader population.Be sure to check the reference section below.
4.We are all born atheists
Also known as the default position.In other words,because no one is born with memories or knowledge of God therefore atheism is the default position.Lack of memory is due to an unawareness of knowledge and in infants it is due to the fact that the dentate gyrus of the hippocampus and the frontal components of the neural network are not fully developed .And lack of knowledge is ignorance.Here the atheist has equated his own position with ignorance,but instead of being abashed at this state of benightedness,the atheist proudly displays and even celebrates his ignorance in public.
5.Galileo,Copernicus,Descartes,et al were closet atheists
Atheist sites are littered with claims of famous theist scientists,philosophers and mathematicians who have made significant contributions to their respective fields as being closet atheists.This is of course wishful thinking and the onus is on the claimant to substantiate this pretence.One of the main reasons atheists refer to those brilliant minds,such as Galilieo,Copernicus,Descartes,Kant,Newton and Bacon as closet atheists is to disparage theism and dualism as much as possible by distancing any and all influential intellectuals from being associated with God and maintaining an 'intellectual superiority' exclusively reserved for atheists.Einstein,for example,was an ex-atheist turned Deist,yet atheist sites still celebrate Einsten as an atheist,which is both intellectually dishonest as well as historically fraudulent.And no,Deism is not a similar to atheism,which is another lie perpetuated by atheists and an attempt to appropriate intellectuals for atheist validation.Deists believe the design of the universe presupposes a Designer.
6.Atheists have never killed scientists
The Lysenko period during Soviet rule saw Stalin impose a 16 year terror on many scientists.They were imprisoned,tortured and murdered for endorsing Mendelian genetics.The politcal view of that era regarded Mendelian genetics as a threat to the atheistic philosophy of Determinism.Stalin was also appalled that a priest was the founder and felt it could undermine the efforts of the antireligious campaigns.Albanian communists too had their share of intellectual theists
murdered,as it was feared they posed a threat to the regime's
But the worst terror inflicted upon intellectuals came from Pol Pot's Khmr Rouge.The militant atheist had all intellectuals as well as people who could read and write and those who wore glasses executed because he thought it made them look smart.
7.Atheists are good without God
This is another favorite atheist mantra that's spouted so often,it deserves to be examined.The unstated assumptions of this mantra is that atheism is in possession of moral precepts which allow atheists to judge whether behaviors are good or bad.For an atheist to be 'good without God', his moral principles must first meet certain requirements that are consistent with his overall belief system.Since atheists claim science and logic as the only acceptable disciplines for acquiring knowledge,all assertions by the atheist must meet these criterias.Failure to produce any scientific evidence for atheist morality, means atheism is a moral void and all ethical codes have been appropriated from theists:
(i) First and foremost,atheist moral principles must be exhibited by reference to laws of nature.They must be quantifiable,empirical,falsifiable and independently replicable.
(ii)They must be logically coherent.Atheists must rationally demonstrate how morality can exist without free will,according to the doctrine of determinism.
(iii)Lastly,atheist morality must be universal,objective and unconditioned.That is,they must be true and applicable to all people at all times and in all circumstances.
8.Ridicule does refute theist arguments
This tactic is encouraged by all atheist intellectuals,celebs and blog owners.It is passed off as a method of logic,valid for refuting theist propositions.
Here are some problems with using ridicule:
(a)Not a single logic textbook prescribes the use of ridicule as constituting good reasoning.As a matter of fact,ridicule violates a number of logic principles - namely,the Principle of Charitable Interpretation;which requires the arguer to interpret the opposition's views in the best possible light.The consequence of violatng this principle leads to the arguer attacking a straw man or caricature of the opponent's actual position,when in fact there are stronger arguments available.
(b)Ridicule is also a form of bullying,where the atheist believes his position is superior and attempts to defeat his opponent with shame and humiliation by using false comparisons and analogies instead of factual arguments and correct reasoning.
(c)By substituting ridicule for actual deductive reasoning,the atheist has exposed his lack of comprehension for the discipline of logic and disdain for truth.
9.Only Atheists are skeptical
Once again,the atheist has placed himself in a position of superior intellect and gallantry.Unlike theists, who will believe anything,only the atheist dares to question.
But the fact of the matter is,everyone is skeptical to a certain degree and everyone has faith and certitude.The difference between rational theists and atheists is,the former admits his true position on certain subjects while the latter remains in denial,much like dogmatic theists.Atheists don't question their beliefs in pseudo-scientific hypotheses.(as we shall soon see below in lie no.10)
Claiming skepticism as an only valid method for discovery is nothing to be proud of because it can't lead to knowledge which requires some certainty.Excessive skepticism leads to pathological skepticism.
10.Atheist beliefs are verified by scientific facts
So what exactly do atheists believe,besides their rejection of God and are those beliefs really empirically verifiable?Atheists hold numerous unproven beliefs but I'll list the 4 most common below:
(i)Atheists believe humans don't have free will,it's an illusion.This stems from the philosophical concepts of determinism.All human actions are predetermined by prior arrangements of particles.There have been some experiments,such as Libet et al but they've been adequately refuted by other dualists ,as the data has been highly extrapolated to match a priori conclusions of the materialist.
(ii)Atheists believe consciousness is an illusion and cannot exert any causal influence.All mental activity is reducible to the material and the mind is commonly equated with a machine.Another irrational unproven assumption,when the evidence from neurobiology shows that mind is able to affect matter..
(iii)Atheists believe in the immaculate conception of the universe.That is,the universe was born out of nothing.Yet the atheist has failed to show any examples of something being created from non-existence.Instead,the atheist has resorted to redefining nothing as meaning the quantum vacuum but even that has shown to be merely fallacious.
(iv)Atheists believe in the miracle of abiogenesis.Life was born from minerals in a chemical soup.There has been no empirical evidence to date supporting this superstition garbed in scientific language.
1.Karl Marx Religious Views
2.Friederich Engles Religious Views
4.North Korea UN Report
5.North Korea Non-Religious
6.NK Mainly Atheist
10.NK Largely Atheist
11. Deism Defined
13.Soviets and Genetics
15.Pol Pot's Crimes
16.Pol Pot Biography
17.New Scientist:Free Will
18.Mind Does Matter
19.Effect of Mind on Brain