Uploaded with ImageShack.usI just really can't stand the following ubiquitous quote that has become a drumbeat of so many atheists. It's a silly argument for so many reasons but it comes up so much so often I thought a catch all post would be helpful. What bothers me about it is that when Atheists use it they act like they have fired the winning shot. As if there is no answer or comeback for such a "devastating" blow. It's not about winning an argument it's about letting people know that there really is a "heaven to gain and a hell to shun". But more than that God has a purpose in creating you and you can only find and fulfill that purpose through God. It's about knowing God as God is not what you want God to be - that is idolatry. Here is the quote:
"I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do. WhenDr. James White have given excellent responses to this "less than moving" argument.
you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours"
One thing that I think many people ignore is the point that this argument attempts to re-define what "atheist" means. "Atheism" isn't a non-belief. "Atheism" does not mean that an atheists doesn't believe in some Gods. "Athesim" means that one does not believe in any Gods. You can't side-step this by pleading "soft" atheism because it's historically a non-definition.