Apologetics: What’s the point?

Apologetics is derived from the Ancient Greek word ‘Apologia‘ (Απολογία) which means to defend, ‘apologíān poieîsthai’ (ᾰ̓πολογῐ́ᾱν ποιεῖσθαι) ‘to make a defence‘. Each person who reads this will have encountered an apologist at some point on Twitter and because they’re armed with religious scripture and faith they either believe they know the truth, or act completely disingenuously and attempt to refute what’s been proven by science. They hit a stumbling block instantly with their attempts to prove their chosen god as it falls flat against someone like me, a non-believer, who relies on evidence and proof to reach a conclusion and whilst I’m vehemently sceptical I’m not close-minded enough to reject proposals if they are argued using reason.

But this is sadly where they fail time and time again.

To use the argument that the universe was created and a creator must prove a god is ludicrous and frankly baffling, despite nothing whatsoever helping them reach that conclusion other than speculation, hearsay and blind belief. No rational person who uses reason, logic or even common sense could come to the conclusion that any gods exist due to the frail complexity of life, and the vastness and inhospitable universe we reside in. Everything points to naturalism.

Every god throughout history has needed a middle-man, or a prophet to spread the word and promote their said god’s word. If Allah is the creator of everything then surely he could speak on his own behalf, and this ridiculous notion that you must have faith and believe before he shows himself to you is the biggest scam in all of humanities history. Why did Allah need Muhammad to convert the gullible to Islam, and why did he leave it so late despite Judaism, and then Christianity making almost the same claims centuries before?

“Truth exists; only lies are invented” – Georges Braque

Let’s go back to the start and talk about truth. Truth is in accordance with facts and reality, and evidence alongside proof leads people to the truth. When people quote the Bible and make claims that it’s the truth, where exactly is the foundation of their claims? Because the Bible has hundreds of references to the alleged truth, how can anyone prove that anything written within its pages is credible? God and his worshippers allegedly say numerous times that god’s word is truth.

“God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.” – John 4:24

But what exactly is truth within the Bible as parts of the Bible claim that god is kind and merciful, but other parts claim that god must be obeyed, worshipped and feared and whilst he’s a jealous god with wrath, he loves us all despite murdering or ordering the murder of countless lives. Which part it truth? He’s either a genocidal maniac or he’s a loving god, he cannot ever be both, and this is where apologists cherrypick what suits their narrative and if they are unable to defend their claims they always, without fail, claim that without faith we don’t, and cannot understand the words of the Bible, and we take everything out of context. Apologists are the lowest of the religious charlatans that plague the reality we live in and they are never, ever to be trusted and prey on the weak, easily influenced, gullible and people that are too simple-minded to think for themselves and to question.

2 thoughts on “Apologetics: What’s the point?

  1. “Because the Bible has hundreds of references to the alleged truth, how can anyone prove that anything written within its pages is credible?”

    Historians use historical criteria to determine what historical events happened and which likely did not happen.

    “Proof” is subjective. Some people think the historical record is sufficient to prove Martin Luther said “Here I stand” at the diet of Worms. Others look at the same evidence and think it is not sufficient. Reasonable people can disagree on whether the evidence proves a claim and reasonable people can disagree on what the standard of proof should be for different claims.

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  2. Mainstream science even admits that whatever event initiated “The Big Bang” would had to have been divine/paranormal in nature as the laws of thermodynamics, entropy and physics are temporarily thrown out the window and given a one-time-only pass as per the usual requirement of following the laws of nature in order for the theory to be valid. But you cop out and say, “oh no, that doesn’t mean it’s God, it’s just something else”. When it’s admitted, just by supportimh the Big Bang theory, like it or not, one is admitting that a type of supreme intelligence that we could never understand with our current biological brains, divinely intervened and was responsible for a void of nothingness SPONTANEOUSLY sparking into a spans of space-time existence, filled with primordial materials. For you to arrogantly posture that you’ve figured out that this mysterious and unexplainable paranormal event is “definitely not God” and those who defends the Bible are the “lowest of religious charlatans” is a wickedly pompous position and much like the rest of your like-minded parvenues in this way-too contentious debate-space of the religion vs scientism paridigm. NO ONE alive knows enough about science at this point to have the audacity to claim they know for sure God doesn’t exist, but you ESPECIALLY don’t. All you seem to know is that you resent modern Christianity. Which ironically I do too. But I still VERY much believe in a creator God, and I’m sorry, but the very basic reality that at one point in the remote past, a void of infinite nothingness suddenly turned into existence, points to there being a creator God. So you’re wrong any way you slice it.

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