Atheism at Its Core

Psalms 14:1
The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God.”

A friend of mine recently posted a conversation on Facebook between Leonard & Sheldon, from the TV show Big Bang Theory. (The show is hysterical and incredibly well written. I highly recommend it.) It’s a portion of dialogue which took place in Season 1, Episode 2, as the two of them deliver furniture to Penny’s apartment while she was out. Below, I typed out a shortened version of what my friend had originally shared. I shortened it because of a line Sheldon says that jumped out at me:

Great Caesar’s ghost, look at this place.

So Penny is a little messy.

A little messy? The Mandelbrot set of complex numbers is a little messy. This place is chaos…

What are you doing?

I’m straightening up.

Sheldon, this is not your home.

This is not anyone’s home. This is a swirling vortex of entropy.

Atheism at its core, if fully embraced, can only describe reality the way Sheldon does, as a “swirling vortex of entropy.” Without God, that’s all there is, there is no basis for order. Without God, there is no basis for anything.

Many times I’ve heard Ravi Zacharias, Christian Apologist and Speaker, famously tell the story of how he responded to an atheist who had asked him why there was evil in the world. Ravi answered something like this:

“If there is evil, then there is good, because without good there would be no way to differentiate the difference between good and evil. And if there is good, then there must be a moral law. And if there is a moral law, then there must be a moral law giver, God. But you say, as an atheist, that there is no God, no moral law giver. But, if there is no God, no moral law giver, then there is no moral law. And if there is no moral law, then there is no good. And if there is no good, then there is no evil. So… What is your question?”

For anyone to defend the notion that there is no God, is to defend the notion that we are all just machines made of meat, who really don’t matter; only existing due to the purposeless and random, swirling vortex of entropy, awaiting the inevitable thermodynamic equilibrium, or heat death.

Acknowledging who we are in comparison to our Maker (repentance) and trusting in Him (Jesus Christ) as our propitiation, is the only way to escape the chaos and enter into the reward of eternal life.

Hebrews 11:6
“And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who seek Him.”

The time is short for those who say that there is no Creator. I pray for the lost to be changed.

Godspeed, to the brethren!



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