The foolishness of atheism


Atheists are fond of claiming that their way of thinking is logical, reasonable, and intellectual. They maintain that they are open-minded and refer to themselves as free thinkers. Unlike Christians, who are allegedly delusional, irrational, blind, and absurd, atheists consider themselves utterly rational, sensible people who follow the evidence wherever it leads.

Yet atheism says that everything came from nothing. Atheism says that an explosion caused exquisite order. It says that random chances produced precision and that life popped into existence in nature from non-life. Atheism says that the design of the human eye is a delusion, while the design of a camera is apparent. Atheism says that fish and frogs are man’s distant forefathers and that intelligence is the result of non-intelligence. Atheism alleges that either man is on the same moral plane as a moose, or he actually evolved a sense of morality from amoral monkeys. Atheism spends multiplied millions of dollars and countless thousands of hours in search of extra-terrestrial life, which has never been found.

When atheism is stripped of pompous proclamations and arrogant allegations, its naked soul is seen for what it really is: weak, illogical, unscientific, and worthless. Atheists blindly believe that, for example, life came from non-life. Rather than accept what scientific experimentation has repeatedly concluded over the past 200 years (that in nature life comes only from life and that of its own kind), atheists remain committed to a disproven theory. Man has never witnessed mindlessness bring forth intelligence. He’s never seen something come from nothing.

While trying to convince others he is galloping confidently atop a stallion called Common Sense, in truth, atheism stumbles on the back of a donkey called Foolishness. Is there any wonder why David said, “The fool has said in his heart, ‘There is no God’” (Psalm 14:1)?

“For since the creation of the world His [God’s] invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools”

– Romans 1:20-22

By L. Lyons, M.Min

From Apologetics Press


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18 replies

  1. I’d very much like the opportunity to respond to this article on your blog. It’s full of false premises and false framing of what atheism means.

    The conversation between the two views will never progress as long as one side or the other continues to misrepresent the other side.

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  2. James, why is a post like this necessary?

    Just because atheists attempt to show WHY they don’t believe in God, does that make them “weak, illogical, unscientific, and worthless”?

    What’s the difference between atheists offering reasons to explain/justify why they are non-believers and Christians doing the same thing on the other side of the coin?

    IMO, posts like this do nothing but increase the dissension that already exists among the two factions.


  3. If you actually think that atheists believe something came from nothing or actually evolved a sense of morality from amoral monkeys and that life popped into existence in nature from non-life to use your child like descriptions.

    Well I cannot help but wonder if what you have claimed is almost as weak, illogical, unscientific, and worthless as the story about a man-god with super powers creating the universe within a matter of a few days or creating a man’s life from a pile of mud and a woman made from this man’s rib that must have been ripped from his body. Not to mention the snake with a big mouth and a multitude of other made up stories.


    • Good morning Steve.

      If atheists don’t believe something came from nothing, where did something come from?


      • You tell us. And then explain where the creator of “something” came from. 😉


        • Nan,

          Sure, OK 🙂

          God is uncaused and uncreated—He simply exists.

          How do we know this? We know that from nothing, nothing comes. So, if there were ever a time when there was absolutely nothing in existence, then nothing would have ever come into existence. But things do exist. Therefore, since there could never have been absolutely nothing, something had to have always been in existence. That ever-existing thing is what we call God. God is the uncaused being that caused everything else to come into existence. God is the uncreated creator who created the universe and everything in it.

          If not that, then, what?



          • It’s an interesting concept, James. And I can see where it would satisfy those who believe in “God.”

            Actually, it’s not too dissimilar to my belief in a “Universal Presence.” The big difference is I don’t assign a “beingness” to my concept. Nor do I give it creative powers or ruling powers, and I don’t “pray” to it to change circumstances, offer comfort, or “save me from sin.” It just is.

            I explain it in more detail in my book if you’re interested. *wink*

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          • Well Nan, you’ve almost made me want to read your book 🙂

            My beliefs, even when I called myself an atheist, began with knowing there had to be something out there. I think, actually, that the “something out there” I thought probably, maybe, could have.. existed was likely very much like the “universal presence” you mentioned.

            To many people, Christianity gives an identity to and makes the universal presence all humans believe in on some level make sense.


            “For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities–his eternal power and divine nature–have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made…”

            – Romans 1:20

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          • Atheists unlike theists do not profess to know everything James, and you already know that. The point is scientists and thinking academics have theories that are much more believable than one god from many hundreds is somehow a super God who of course had to come from somewhere in the first place to do what he was supposed to do, did he not? The answer of course would be from the brain, where all gods past and present have come from.

            You would have us believe we are ignorant for not believing your version of events, however if for example life giving elements travelled to earth via a meteorite from a distant part of the universe and life evolved over 4 billion years it would not be considered to have any credibility by you simply because it does not involve the God you choose to worship and for no other reason.

            Not only life on earth, but scientists have theories they are working on such as the Big Bang Theory that currently is the leading explanation about how the universe began. In the simplest terms, the universe as we know it started with a small singularity, then inflating over the next 13.8 billion years to the cosmos of today.

            These events are more logical, scientific, realistic and more importantly believable than any stories about a super being God who waved his hand and created everything we see in six days. Now tell me who is ignorant here?


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