We continue, from part 1, considering pop-research on the issue of the historical Jesus and Jesus mythicism with regards to some Atheists who have taken to the utterly radical view that Jesus never even existed.
I have been considering Michael Paulkovich and Raphael Lataster and, in this case, I got into a comment section discussion within an article written by YouTube celebrity Atheist AaronRa that was simply titled “Jesus never existed” November 3, 2015 AD.
The worst sort of fire and brimstone preachers are………Atheists. This is because they tend to instantly launch into condemnations without ever providing a premise upon which to do so.
Atheism discredits condemnation and condemnation discredits Atheism. Atheism discredits condemnation because in an Atheist universe there would be no ethical imperative as there would be no ethical law or code. Condemnation discredits Atheism because it shows that they beg, borrow and steal from a biblical worldview theology and show God’s ethics written in their hearts.
When Atheists ask for scientific, or scientifically verifiable, evidence of or for God’s existence there are a plethora of issues to consider.
Firstly, they should be asked to justify demand for evidence. This is because all of us believe in and/or otherwise hold to certain views without any regard for evidence. For example, our various worldview-philosophies are ultimately founded upon a basis, premises, presuppositions, assumptions, axioms, etc. and these are not proven or evidenced but rather, are assumed, intuited, etc.
Richard Dawkins, former Professor for the Public Understanding of Atheism at Miskatonic University, has posed so very many reasons as to why he will not debate William Lane Craig that it is difficult to keep up with his various evasions...
The man who once urged his daughter to never cut herself off from decent has become a master at doing just that.
Although, Richard Dawkins is actually not much of a master at this particular craft.
His various statements regarding whom he will and will not debate and why are nothing but a menagerie of that which is convenient for him to say at any given time and thus, he has weaved a tangled web of excuses and contradictions.
Below are two videos regarding his ongoing refusal to debate William Lane Craig.
“The more things change the same the more they stay the same” is a common parlance of the manner in which to reiterate that which King Solomon stated millennia ago, “There is nothing new under the Sun.”
The video below is of a debate on homosexuality and Christianity engaged upon by the original “Bible Answer Man” Walter Martin.
Let us note two things before you get to the video:
In my essay Will William Lane Craig debate Richard Dawkins? I pondered whether William Lane Craig would debate Richard Dawkins—or rather, the other way around.
For his part, Richard Dawkins had stated the following, “I’ve never heard of William Craig…A debate with him might look good on his resume, but it wouldn't look good on mine!” (how does he know, if he has never hear of him???)
One way that atheism is a consoling delusion is in claiming that the individual can find meaning/purpose. Yes, the universe is meaningless/purposeless but the individual can find their own. Of course, the individual must find their own because there is no intrinsic meaning/purpose. Therefore, it is precisely because there is no objective meaning/purpose that the atheist must find subjective meaning/purpose.