Understanding Atheism

by Adam Hellyer

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There’s no such thing as a dead atheist. Atheist or agnostic, believer or unbeliever, all are appointed to die once and then appear before the judgment seat of Christ. Under those circumstance, every knee will bow, everyone will believe. But, while atheism is non-existent in eternity, many still hold to it in this life.  

Ideas of atheism vary between different cultures and languages, but generally atheism is seen as the belief that there is no God, or the lack of belief in a god. Richard Dawkins, the Grand Mufti of atheists, describes it this way, “We are all atheists about most of the gods that humanity has ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.” He is correct. Christians do not believe in Zeus, Vishnu, or Thor. Dawkins does not believe in Christ. 

To not believe in a specific god or group of gods is reasonable. I can even deny everything man has claimed about the divine, provided I allow room for the supernatural in some form. But, to emphatically claim there is no God at all is unreasonable in the truest sense. . . .

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