Thought on How the Two Engines of Atheism Undermine Themselves

It must be said that a point which is routinely overlooked in the debate on atheism is how the (alleged) two great engines driving modern atheism–namely, evolution and the existence of evil–actually undermine themselves, for when you consider the matter closely, and when you observe the nature of man in its totality when compared to other animals, then you find that man is both such a depraved beast and a vile thing capable of horrid evils and a being capable of goodness that at times reaches an angelic realm and which goes astronomically beyond anything that a mere animal would do, that you thus begin to realize that the evolutionary account of the origin of man is simply too poor and inadequate from a moral perspective to fully explain man’s beyond-animalistic evil and his beyond-bestial goodness; and so, the moment that atheists begin to lament man’s great capacity to cause evil as a reason to disbelieve in the existence of God, they thereby give us a reason to see their evolutionary account of the origin of man as insufficient to account for this evil and thus they give us a reason to believe in a moral creator and designer, thereby undermining their atheism, and, conversely, if they point to evolution as a reason to disbelieve in God, we can simply point out that that idea is lacking in enough explanatory power to explain the full range of human depravity and goodness, and thus it cannot explain man in full, which, in turn, means that there is something beyond evolution that has affected the hearts of men, and this too is a factor that undermines the strict naturalistic account of man.

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One thought on “Thought on How the Two Engines of Atheism Undermine Themselves

  1. Do you not feel bad about making these assertions while also being so extraordinarily unread on the issue. Evolution and evil are not engines of atheism: rational enquiry and critical reasoned thinking are. There are models a out how evolution creates rational minds and even universal simulator minds. And yet you show no awareness of this. You take your own nihilistic view and run with it.

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