As Bible quotes go, this is up there with the most ridiculous. You don’t think with your heart, as it pumps blood through the circulatory system around the body. Thought is in the mind, and if anyone claims there’s is no God, it’s being logical due to the lack of evidence, not foolishness.
This quote comes from the book of Psalms. The first part is actually there twice. 14.1 and 53.1.
”Psalms 14.1 The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.
Psalms 14.2 The Lord looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God
Psalms 14.3 They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one.”
Christians frequently use this quote as an argument supporting God. But if the Bible is allegedly God’s word, then of course the writers of the books are going to claim he’s real, and anyone who disagrees is a fool. This is where Christianity fails when they use a Biblical passage as evidence. It’s like me attempting to get through customs at an airport with no passport, and just saying I know it’s me, so I must be telling the truth. The customs officer would no doubt have me dragged away.
What I fail to understand with these three passages is what’s the basis for the accusations?
God thinks non-believers are:
• Done abominable works
• None do any good
• They don’t understand
• Become filthy
This brings us back to free will which I touched upon yesterday. If he didn’t want non-believers, people who worship fake Gods, or people who follow other religions, he shouldn’t have given us a choice. To suggest that because we don’t believe in his existence, we are filth, fools, corrupt and incapable of doing any good, I find that a down right insult. Once again, this is a reflection of God’s fragile ego, and insecurity, not actual facts. The major issue with God is he never had any parental guidance, and it shows in his foolishness.
My question is: Who’s the more foolish, the fool or the fool who follows him?