To venable (verb): To randomly muse upon this and that.

I was watching an interview with John Blanchard recently (see here). According to John Blanchard the atheist’s belief system can be summed up as follows

Life begins as a fluke…………………………………..It continues as a farce……………………………………………………And it ends as fertilizer.

If there is no belief in a good Creator God, then life is utterly meaningless. This takes us into the territory of Ecclesiastes. If we view life without reference to God then it is all meaningless. Hear the words of Solomon:

So I hated life, because the work that is done under the sun was grievous to me. All of it is meaningless, a chasing after the wind. (Eccl. 2:17)

Finally let us be clear that the atheist does have a belief system. To believe there is no God is to believe something. If you are an atheist, what are your reasons for believing there is no God?

Comments on: "The Atheist’s Belief System" (2)

  1. First of all, many atheists today don’t believe that there isn’t a god – they just don’t believe there is. The reason? Simple, because there is as much evidence for god as there is for fairies, invisible flying unicorns or Zeus. We don’t believe in them, so why should we exempt your god from the list?
    (But, yes, there are also “strong atheists” out there, who do actively believe that there is no god.)

    And I hope that you realize someday that your posting only says something about yourself, not about atheists. It tells us something about your worldview, not ours. Your worldview is pretty bleak, so you are searching for a meaning given to you from the outside.
    An atheist needs no such thing, an atheist can accept that there is no absolute meaning and welcome it as the possibility to create his own meaning. It will not be an absolute meaning, but neither is yours – you just need the illusion that it is, while an atheist doesn’t.

    The world is wonderful. We just don’t need magic to explain or enjoy it.

  2. how does a belief in creator god give life meaning?
    And the same book that you quote states in chapter 3

    19 For that which befalleth the sons of men befalleth beasts; even one thing befalleth them: as the one dieth, so dieth the other; yea, they have all one breath; so that a man hath no preeminence above a beast: for all is vanity.

    20 All go unto one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again.

    21 Who knoweth the spirit of man that goeth upward, and the spirit of the beast that goeth downward to the earth?

    22 Wherefore I perceive that there is nothing better, than that a man should rejoice in his own works; for that is his portion: for who shall bring him to see what shall be after him?

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