That question entitled above was a rhetorical response by someone in a Facebook thread, which began with the following post:
“Can an atheist account for emotions and feelings? It doesn’t seem like a natural byproduct of stardust, but I just wanted to be thorough in my thoughts.”
The rhetorical question posed (the title of this blog), was meant to highlight the folly that is atheism. Atheism cannot account for emotions and feelings, just as bricks spinning in a dryer for billions of years could never all of a sudden “feel empathy”.
In an atheistic realm, just as the Facebook poster pointed out, emotions and feelings “doesn’t seem like a natural byproduct of stardust.”
He is correct.
In an atheistic realm, all that exists is star dust…
Stardust bumping into stardust…
That’s it. That’s the essence of reality in an atheistic paradigm. In such a realm, there is no order, no regularity, no objectivity, no guiding forces, no emotions or feelings; just star dust… in chaos.
Is one really expected to embrace the notion that a never ending totality of material (violently subjected to a plethora of chaotic collisions) would ever produce emotions or feelings?
According to atheism, that’s exactly what we should believe. But, it’s not what we find.
What we find in reality is us, and what we have are emotions and feelings.
If atheism was true, this blog would not exist. If atheism was true, I would not exist. If atheism was true, you would not exist.
But… we do.
“…the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature.”
God made us… There’s no way around it.
Paul warns both the Colossians and Timothy regarding thought experiments and conjecture, which can lead us from what is actually true…
“See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.”
1 Timothy 6:20
“Avoid the irreverent babble and contradictions of what is falsely called ‘knowledge.'”
“Atheism” is just another “empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world,” and we are to avoid it just as with any other “irreverent babble and contradictions of what is falsely called ‘knowledge.'”
Godspeed, to the brethren!
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