Atheistic Arguments (those supporting atheism)

Something that doesn’t get a lot of attention today are actual atheistic arguments, arguments for the position “God does not exist.” This is the result of an odd situation that occurred in the mid-20th century in which atheists essentially did two things:

(1) they admitted their position could not be defended and gave up trying to do so, and

(2) they still did not abandon their indefensible position, but instead shifted their position to a much more defensible one, agnosticism—except they did not do this honestly and openly, but redefined ‘agnosticism’ and ‘atheism’ so that they two words are now supposed to mean essentially the same thing (despite the fact that ‘agnosticism’ had been coined in explicit contradistinction to atheism, and also despite the fact that the loud atheist minority did not bother to ask permission of the agnostics before forcibly co-opting their identity).

What are the arguments that God does not exist? How strong are they? There are only four, to my knowledge, and if you suspect they are not very strong, given that atheists themselves recognized their complete failure, you would be correct.

1. The Argument from Evil – Read more at Eve Keneinan’s blog – Last Eden – https://lastedenblog.wordpress.com/2017/01/03/atheistic-arguments/

  • arensb

    There’s a typo in the subject: “Arguements”.

    • Escaping Atheism ن​

      Thanks so much! I’ve updated the post. 🙂

  • CodeStation

    Interesting article, it shows me how little the author(s) have investigated material counter to their a priori assumptions.

    Conditional modus tollens assuming God can exist:

    1) If God exists, logic is arbitrary
    2) Logic is not arbitrary
    3) Therefore God does not exist

    Now, there can easily be problems with this argument. For example, “God” is assumed to be a coherent concept for the sake of the argument, when in reality it is not.

    I have to base it on at least the usage of the word in this blog.
    From such, “God” appears to mean – and with specificity: willful, volitional, intentional, intelligent, personal creator of everything that exists other than itself. With emphasis on the word willful.

    Willful meaning: uncaused cause of a causal chain, acting with intent, personally responsible, deliberate, and not least of all… “could have done otherwise.”

    logic = first order logic, the study of valid reasoning. Not paraconsistent logics or system-specific logics. A=A

    A hint: making assertions about “God’s nature” doesn’t help you, the best thing you can try to do to get out of this one is try and demonstrate that logic is arbitrary. And good luck remaining coherent in trying to do that.