by Ray Comfort
There are two main hard and fast rules for anyone who would like to become an “atheist.” If you are tempted, beware. It’s not an easy thing to do.
The first rule is to ignore design in nature. You will see it everywhere—from the planets, to the atoms, to the seasons, to the design of the human body, to the design of the birds and the bees, flowers, fruit, feet, and even fungus. And, of course, the amazing human eye. Everywhere you look and everywhere you can’t look, you will see design.
Now here’s the hard part: ignore your God-given common sense. Admit that everything man made is manmade, but be uncompromisingly adamant that everything in nature came from nothing, with no Designer. Once you have set aside your acumen to do this, crown yourself as being intelligent. Very. Then find other atheists who will confirm that you are indeed intelligent.
The second rule is to “believe.” This is very important, because if you let doubt in, it will let in fear, and that can be a scary thing when the issue at stake is a place called “Hell.”
Believe that you are right in your beliefs. Believe that evolution is indeed true. Believe that it’s scientific. Believe that there are no missing links, and believe that Richard Dawkins knows what he is talking about.
Believe that you are related to an ape, and therefore you are not morally responsible because apes have no moral absolutes. Believe that your conscience was given to you by your parents and society, and not by God (always use a small “g” for God, if possible).
To grow as an atheist, you will need to learn believers’ language—phrases like, “There is no creation,” “Evolution is a proven fact,” and the powerful “Flying Spaghetti Monster” argument. Learn the fine art of cutting and pasting quotes, and responding to evidence with “Straw man!” That means you won’t have to respond to anything challenging.
All this will give a perception of intelligence. Never question evolution, and don’t think for yourself.
Do these things, and you will be able to call yourself an atheist, or even a “new” atheist. How cool is that! Well, I should say, as much of one as you can be called one. No one can be a true atheist because you need “absolute knowledge” to say that there is no God. So until you are omniscient (like God), you will just have to do with pretending to be one.
From “Atheist Central.”
“Believe that you are related to an ape, and therefore you are not morally responsible because apes have no moral absolutes. Believe that your conscience was given to you by your parents and society, and not by God (always use a small “g” for God, if possible).”
Wow. Yes. I have a friend who isn’t athiest per se’, rather do what’s right in your own eyes because you came from a monkey. God probably exists, but not the God of the Bible and if it is the God of the Bible, she doesn’t want anything to do with Him. I have heard the word “gods” come out of her mouth a time of two.
I think she would probably be one of the folks to fall for an “alien creator” gospel if it came down to it.
Anyway, in her case, In the chinese zodiac , she is a monkey and is proud of it. When she does something silly or stupid or whatever, she says, what do you expect? I’m a monkey! Then she points out that I’m a rat. lol. It’s her double entendre I suppose.
She is a goof ball and makes me laugh, but the sad part is that I think she really believes it.
The other sad part is that she grew up in presbyterian private schools and her grandfather was a presbyterian minister. She knows the truth, but won’t believe it. I know she can’t, but it doesn’t make it any easier. I do love her and she is my friend. What makes it so hard is that I know where she’s headed and the thought of it is paralyzing. So i continue to pray for her.
Sometimes all we can do is pray and plant seeds. 🙂