Is it unnatural to believe in God? Atheists confidently claim
that atheism is the only logical and natural position for a human being, unless
his or her mind has been polluted by exposure to religion.
Dawkins In his book, The God Delusion,
wrote “You Christians reject all the gods of history except one—we atheists
just deny one god more.” He seems to think this will convince us to agree with
his point of view. After all, we reject, Ashteroth, Molech, Isis & Osiris,
Zeus or Jupiter, Vishnu and Karishna, so isn’t it logical to also reject the
one God in we do believe?
Zacharias has pointed out the flaw in this line of reasoning. He showed how Dawkins
argument is the equivalent of saying that when we consider the mates of other people
we know, then we can see that marriage is illogical and unnatural. So we should
therefore also reject the one person we have chosen to be committed to, and
become celibate. But that is obviously ridiculous – the difference between
celibacy and monogamy is not merely a matter of degrees. They are virtually
opposite positions. Professor Dawkin’s reasoning is obviously flawed.
saddens me that people’s faith in God can be undermined by this kind of false
reasoning. The ideas of atheists like Professor Dawkins are given wide
publicity. But you don’t hear so much about evidence that contradicts them.
example, have you heard about the research of psychologist Olivera Petrovich? She
has found empirical evidence that, far from having a natural proclivity for atheism,
infants seem to naturally incline toward belief in some kind of God. Her
research can be illustrated by the experience of Helen
Keller, who became blind and deaf when she was only a few months old. Helen was
cut off from all normal contact, until a dedicated teacher, Annie Sullivan,
unlocked her mind. Helen grew up to become a gifted writer and speaker, and
eventually she became a Christian. Writing about her understanding of God
during her childhood years of silence and darkness, Helen wrote “I always
knew He was there, but I didn’t know His name!”
So you see, the idea that atheism is our natural default
position, and a belief in God is abnormal just
The Bible warns us not to be led astray by “cunningly devised
fables.” Arguments based on flawed logic and contrived arguments are no threat
to genuine faith. Remember – atheists must do more than just cast doubt. They
must prove that God does not exist.
They haven’t done this, because they can’t. And they won’t.
I’m Joseph Tkach, Speaking of LIFE.