It is really a misconception that atheists are evil or bad persons. Atheists are not really bad and evil. Atheists are happy people. Well maybe not all atheists are good but there are also evil and bad believers. Are atheists evil because they disagree with you? Are atheists evil because they don't believe what you do? I mean beliefs has got nothing to do with being bad/evil as long as your belief cannot hurt others. I will one by one present my refutations to the points raised of the author.
The items below are the "realities" that atheists avoid according to the author. Below each item is my reply.
1. The reality that there is a Creator of everything that exist;
(ACTS 17:24) God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands; (KJV)
Is this your proof that there is a creator of everything? The Bible? Very rational (sarcasm). Is the Bible telling the truth? Why? Is it because it is the word of God(instructed by God)? This argument is called circular argument (which is fallacious). Also if everything has a creator, then who created God? (infinite regress). If God is infinite then your premise fails making your statement illogical.
2. The reality that everything that exists was planned and created for a purpose. (The harmony in the natural and physical universe cannot logically be the product of an accident or a Big Bang)
Did God plan the evil and suffering in this world too? :lol: If it is then he is not worth of worship. If not then again your statement is false that everything is planned. If one will just study clearly and critically the universe one would notice that the universe was not really created for a purpose. No one created the universe. It is always existing. The conservation of mass-energy states that both mass and energy can't be created nor destroyed. Now i ask, what is the purpose of the empty(unlivable) planets in the solar system? What is the purpose of the billions of stars in the universe? Also the Big Bang Theory (theory eh?) is already accepted by many scientists and even theists. Compare this to your Genesis myth which is based on the ancient book. Maybe it is time to update yourself and your group to science.
3. The reality that the Bible speaks of scientific truth even before they were discovered by human science because such declaration came from an existing God.
(ISAIAH 40:22) It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in: (KJV)
(JOB 26:7) He stretcheth out the north over the empty place, and hangeth the earth upon nothing. (KJV)
Well these two verses are not really clear in explaning and describing our earth. Is this all? The earth is so complex and these two is not enough and clear to describe it. Well yes, these two are quite consistent with science but this is not enough. Let us also consider the talking animals, the stick that turned into snake, the man who walks in water, the man who raised from the dead, can these be supported by science? Also the Genesis myth misinterpret the origin of life and of the cosmos. Very scientific eh?
4. The reality that present-day happenings were predicted in the bible thousands and hundreds of years ago before by an existing God.
5. And, the reality of their very existence that the prophecy of the coming of “scoffers” is being fulfilled in their person!
These so called prophecies in the Bible are so vague. These are like Horoscopes. Vague. One can just relate any event or situation to one of these prophecies and claim it was predicted. Notradamus' prophecies are much way more accurate than the Bible.
Whew! Until next time!