Thought on Brute Facts and the Myth of Atheist Curiousity

One of the greatest propagandist myths perpetuated by modern atheism is the idea that 1) atheists are more curious than theists, and that 2) atheists want to burrow down into the deepest explanations about our universe while theists are contend with easy pat answers, and that 3) atheists strive for the most thorough explanations to natural phenomena while theists are contend with just saying “God did it”, and one of the ways in which we can see that this is the case comes when we discuss the existence of the universe and the reason for its existence (or the existence of, say, the laws of nature), for when we do so, a funny thing happens, which is that atheists suddenly toss aside the Principle of Sufficient Reason and they 1) stop seeking an explanation to the universe, and they 2) stop burrowing for answers about why the universe exists, and they 3) stop being explanatorily thorough and say that the universe just exists as an unexplained brute fact–the ultimate non-explanation and the atheistic version of “God did it”–and then the atheist adds that any further “why” questions about the reason for the universe’s existence are just inappropriate, all while claiming that the Principle of Sufficient Reason somehow arbitrarily stops when it butts up against the very issue of the universe’s existence; now, all of this is not to say that atheists are necessarily any less curious and explanation-seeking than theists are, but what it does mean is that we need to discard the propagandist myth of atheists being some kind of great explanation-seeking luminaries always ready to push deeper and search further than anyone else, for the fact is that atheists, when they reach their desired destination–namely, a universe, and nothing more please–are just as ready to fire out the “It’s just a brute fact” claim and be as readily satisfied with this absolute non-explanation as certain theists are satisfied with the “God did it” explanation…so let us, starting today, kill this fraudulent myth of the atheist as ‘superior explanation seeker’ and simply accept the fact that atheists, like many other people, will happily settle for even a non-explanatory brute fact when doing so suits their atheistic agenda.


One thought on “Thought on Brute Facts and the Myth of Atheist Curiousity

  1. Given the nature of this post, I assume you care about what’s true (I don’t want to put words in your mouth, so correct me if I’m wrong). How do we know what’s true? How do we go about discovering truth?


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