Perhaps the reason for this is atheism involves just one, single, sole, individual, solitary thing. It’s the opposite reaction to theism.
• It’s not a claim.
• It’s not a world view.
• It’s not an answer to the beginning of life.
• It’s not an answer to the beginning of the universe.
• It’s not an answer as to life’s purpose or meaning.
• It’s not an explanation for what happens when we die.
I’m tired of people preaching on social media that atheism is idiotic, it has no basis, it has no answers, or it gives life no meaning. Atheism can’t answer any of these questions, and it was never supposed to.
As I’ve already explained in my Atheism: The idiot’s guide blog entry, atheism addresses just one thing. An atheist is without God. How and why a person had reached that conclusion is irrelevant to what atheism means.
Why don’t people understand this?
Because someone conveniently put answer into the Bible, doesn’t mean for one second that they are the correct answers. If you look at the book of Genesis it doesn’t exactly go into any scientific detail as to how God allegedly put life on Earth.
Genesis ‘‘And God said, “Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the vault of the sky.” So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living thing with which the water teems and that moves about in it, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the water in the seas, and let the birds increase on the earth.” And God said, “Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: the livestock, the creatures that move along the ground, and the wild animals, each according to its kind.” And it was so. God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.”
Where is the evidence there?
He did it, and saw that it was good. Is that it?
That’s as much depth as a puddle in answering how he created life?
Is there any wonder atheists turn to science to try and get the answers? We don’t want to know why God created the Heavens, we want to know how. This is why astrophysicists are studying the universe, why anthropologists are studying humans, biologists and zoologists are studying animals, geologists are studying the Earth, and why palaeontologists are studying past life. They will keep on searching, discovering and researching until they have answers that are beyond questioning.
Religion claims to have all of the answers, but I personally find it a very lazy and convenient approach. There’s no research or conflicting theories like there is with science. There’s God’s word and theists are taught to accept without question. This is something that atheists simply cannot do. Faith will always fear facts, and that’s why theists fear atheists.