July 27, 2010

Clash Of The Theories?

Debunking Atheists, Greek mythI found something to be fascinating, and the evidence is worth consideration.

An author named Robert Bowie Johnson, Jr. over at SolvingLight.com has a compelling theory as to the Greek mythology and the possible meanings behind the story.

At the moment, I am reading his book called Sowing Atheism (PDF Available) and so far he certainly makes a convincing case which is obvious to everyone that does not adhere to the religious dogma of an Atheist.

From Sowing Atheism:

Science is the systematic, unbiased examination of nature and the cosmos, the formulation of the truths found thereby into general laws, and their application for humanitarian, political, and economic purposes. (emphasis added)

He continued with what we here at DA chant often:
The “unbiased examination of nature and the cosmos” is, in effect, the search for truth. Our attitude towards science should ever be one of inquiry. A scientist’s task is to ascertain what a thing does mean. He or she must not presume to dictate what it must mean. Such a predisposition demonstrates bias. A scientific teaching must rest on positive, unquestioned statement of fact, not on gratuitous assumptions or specious arguments.

Sound familiar?

I liked how PapaG pointed out the description of science, by quoting another Johnson:

“... the human activity of seeking logical explanations for what we observe in the world around us.”

and not,

“Science is the human activity of seeking natural explanations for what we observe in the world around us.”

There is one point that I need to make though. He distinguishes a term called evo-atheist (evolutionist-atheist), and references to them at times in the book, but to me that is a mere redundancy.

Atheists, naturalists, defend it to the death, no matter what the evidence shows. (With small exceptions) Maybe that is what Johnson means with the term. Although, I have often met critics of evolution that are not necessarily Christian. David Berlinski, and others here, comes to mind for that category. Minor point though.

Is it Greek Mythology and/or Greek Legend?

Are the characters in “Greek mythology,” actually the same historical figures that are described in the Torah?

As Johnson's book Noah in Ancient Greek Art points out:

Artists often depicted Nereus, the "Wet One," on vases with the bottom half of a fish and/or holding a fish, signifying that this fish-man had brought humanity through the raging waters of the Flood. Is this Nereus actually Noah as Johnson provides the case for? If it is, it opens up a great deal of understanding of the past.

Johnson's blog allows us to peek into his book and discusses more about his thesis's interesting claims.

I have yet to read his book "The Parthenon Code: Mankind's History in Marble", but if his claims about Greek mythology are anything like his claims about atheism, then he is indeed on to something. I encourage everyone to, at the very least, consider his thesis in reflection, and pick up a copy of his book, and stay tuned to a post about his book(s).


July 19, 2010

Not Just A Jobs...

In the environment, where entrepreneurship is almost a bad word for this current administration, life is speaking to you to find your true passion. Jobs Commencement Speech given at Stanford in 2005 is good advice about life, hints of spiritual matters about the connecting the dots and keeping the faith, but also mirrors our style of thoughts and philosophy about homeschooling our children.

That quiet inner voice steering us (God) will guide us to our purpose in life, not what we or others believe we should do, but what is our destiny in our future actually is. Trust that voice, that certainty of direction, and you will find your calling. Yes, you are called to your life's direction.

My advice to Jobs would be twofold: It is not your heart that you should follow because our hearts are deceitfully wicked.(Jeremiah 17:9) Follow that quiet, deeper, inner voice which is what I refer to as your soul of certainty. Your heart will tell you what you may want (desire), but your soul will tell you what you need to do to feel whole as a person. Also, Jobs needs to explore that spiritual side more. His fruit tells me his is not a Christian, because he was uncertain what that "calling" was, yet he kept faithful to it. Maybe someday he will know God with that same faith. Don't "stay foolish" for too long Jobs. (Psalm 14:1, Mark 8:36)

Here is a transcript of the speech:

July 12, 2010

Creation Predictions Confirmed by Science.

I just read the headline:

'False' Gene Discovery Confirms Creation Prediction.

Who said Creationism is not science? If science is something that is testable, repeatable, and verifiable then Creationism is far more science then Evolution.

Based on the idea that both genes and non-gene DNA were produced by a Creator, rather than the laws of physics, creation scientist John Woodmorappe predicted in 2003 that pseudogenes would be discovered to play an important regulatory role in cells.

Science is now showing that to be accurate... (Read more at ICR)

July 10, 2010

They're On To You!

New Atheist in the Park — presented by Backwoods Boom Town Production

*courtesy of True Free Thinker

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July 8, 2010

Arguments Evolutionists Should Avoid

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Once again AIG has produced a very helpful list for people. All of the evolutionists might want to go and check the list out before discussing things here. It just makes thing easier for all of us and it will allow a better flow of the discussion.

Way to go, Answers in Genesis, you did well again. Brilliant work indeed. I suggest to everyone who hasn't, to get a subscription to their award winning magazine "Answers"

Do you want a gift subscription? Email me.

Don't forget to right mouse and click "save link as" the movie: Science Confirms the Bible Is True
or you can click here.


July 3, 2010

Atheists are Satanists!

Speaking of the atheist religion, and to revisit an older post, I was making the analogy that Atheists are identical to Satanists on another blog.

In the discussion about Atheists praying, (I know, right?) someone said in a flippant manner, "Because the theists will mock you if you allow them to own prayer — right after they tell you you’re a Satanist or some such nonsense."

So I chimed in with my comeback that received an unexpected response. I did get quite the chuckle, or evil laughter you pick, to the comment.

The professing Atheist said to me, hopefully in jest:

"I never thought I’d say it, but thanks, Dan. I don’t believe in a Satan, but you make Satanism sound so interesting, life-affirming and intelligent that I’m going to go research Satanism now. I want to learn how accurate your description is!

Have you ever considered becoming a Satanic evangelist?"

That sure makes me glad I started this blog, you know, to help the ranks of Satan's army. Ah good times. God will be so proud of me, as a proud Father watching his kid grow up. I can't wait to meet Him. Is there a revolver in the house?

Joking aside, I think we all know that I had nothing to do with it. If a person was that powerful to take souls that easily, then there would be no such a thing as a Christian. Jesus would be a liar (John 10:28-30), and mankind would be doomed. Thank the Lord that is not the case.

The discussion, or what I said, went something like this:

">>Because the theists will mock you if you allow them to own prayer — right after they tell you you’re a Satanist or some such nonsense.

Now, don’t get all mad at us because we point out the fact that both atheists and satanists (LaVeyan Satanism) worship the same god, “self”. LaVeyan Satanists consider themselves “their own god.” (They are atheistic.)

Atheists and many Satanists worship the same god, the god of "self".

The essence of Satanism is more of living by your own standards. Satanism promotes indulgence, free thinking, and skepticism. It shuns stupidity and conformity. Sound familiar?

There are also a few other minuscule branches of Satanism such as Luciferianism. (Luciferians, not Satanists) They worship the pre-Christian god of Lucifer.

For the most part no one can tell the difference if you two are in a room describing your beliefs. Sad."

So is it, as one Satanist described, "Satanism is just atheism dressed up for entertainment"? Is this really the worldview that you want to label yourself with, or at the very least be identified with?

Now go to your leader, he is picking out a special place for you in that moment of eternity.

Its not too late though. I will remain hopeful, skeptical, but hopeful.

BTW, Is Al Pacino an Atheist? He sure plays a good one in The Devil’s Advocate.


July 1, 2010

Atheism Is A Religion

Atheism, debunking atheists,religionI know, I know, you have heard it all before.

I read a blog post that spelled it out pretty well, enough to re post it. Kevin Childs is a DJ at The Rock (Rockc3.com) and he did a post discussing how Atheists belong to a religion.

We, as rational individuals, all know its true except the atheists themselves. When, and only when, they understand that they indeed belong to a religion, then we can get down as to who holds the most accurate and truthful religion out there. For Atheists to attempt to claim "neutrality", in reference to God, is a complete cop out and disingenuous intellectually. They have indeed picked a side. They choose their religion based on what they believe is evidentiary to their presuppositions. Denying what they believe, and hold as truth, may be an easier pill for them to swallow but they are only attempting to deceive themselves.

Childs makes the case:

Atheism is a religion.

Atheism IS a religion. I know that some have made that statement without much evidence. And I know that atheists themselves heatedly deny it. I’ve heard their rejoinders: If atheism is a religion, then not playing baseball is a sport. Or, atheism is to religion what bald is to hair color. Clever. I guess I don’t blame them for denying it, but denying something doesn’t prove it is not there. (I would advise any atheist readers to re-read the previous sentence until BOTH meanings sink in.) A religion doesn’t have to posit a god who must be identified or worshiped. Some religions are polytheistic (Hinduism, Mormonism), some monotheistic (Judaism, Christianity, Islam), some non-theistic (Buddhism). I’d say the new atheists and their religion are “anti-theistic.” But their atheism is religious nonetheless. Consider this:
  • They have their own worldview. Materialism (the view that the material world is all there is) is the lens through which atheists view the world. Far from being the open-minded, follow-the-evidence-wherever thinkers they claim to be, they interpret all data ONLY within the very narrow worldview of materialism. They are like a guy wearing dark sunglasses who chides all others for thinking the sun is out.
  • They have their own orthodoxy. Orthodoxy is a set of beliefs acceptable to a faith community. Just as there are orthodox Christian beliefs, there is an atheist orthodoxy as well. In brief, it is that EVERYTHING can be explained as the product of unintentional, undirected, purposeless evolution. No truth claim is acceptable if it cannot be subjected to scientific scrutiny.
  • They have their own brand of apostasy. Apostasy is to abandon one’s former religious faith. Antony Flew was for many years one of the world’s most prominent atheists. And then he did the unthinkable: he changed his mind. You can imagine the response of the “open-minded, tolerant” New Atheist movement. Flew was vilified. Richard Dawkins accused Flew of “tergiversation.” It’s a fancy word for apostasy. By their own admission, then, Flew abandoned their “faith.”
  • They have their own prophets: Nietzsche, Russell, Feuerbach, Lenin, Marx.
  • They have their own messiah: He is, of course, Charles Darwin. Darwin – in their view – drove the definitive stake through the heart of theism by providing a comprehensive explanation of life that never needs God as a cause or explanation. Daniel Dennett has even written a book seeking to define religious faith itself as merely an evolutionary development.

  • They have their own preachers and evangelists. And boy, are they “evangelistic.” Dawkins, Dennett, Harris, and Hitchens (Speaking of which, our prayers goes out to Christopher Hitchens in hopes of a speedy recovery for his cancer, we need more time with him Lord) are NOT out to ask that atheism be given respect. They are seeking converts. They are preaching a “gospel” calling for the end of theism.
  • They have faith. That’s right, faith. They would have you believe the opposite. Their writings ridicule faith, condemn faith. Harris’s book is called The End of Faith. But theirs is a faith-based enterprise. The existence of God cannot be proven or disproven. To deny it takes faith. Evolution has no explanation for why our universe is orderly, predictable, measurable. In fact (atheistic) evolutionary theory has no rational explanation for why there is such a thing as rational explanation. There is no accounting for the things they hope you won’t ask: Why do we have self-awareness? What makes us conscious? From what source is there a universal sense of right and wrong? They just take such unexplained things by … faith.

There are days when evil and suffering are hard to explain, even for the most ardent follower of God. There are questions we cannot answer. There are days when every honest Christian will admit doubts about some specifics, but we don’t become atheists. It is because our soul JUST KNOWS that God is there, because God revealed Himself to all of us. Romans 1:18-23

And maybe because atheism is a religion that requires too much untenable faith.

Not only is Atheism a religion, the entire premise is a negative proof fallacy.