This comment from Pastor Cornell illustrates the problem with many believers' opinions about atheists. This guy is a believer speaking to believers. His intention is not an explanation, it is retention. He is trying to keep his flock in line by making assertions that he knows nothing about.
Relying on a preacher to explain atheism is like going to a Republican for an explanation of why there should be a Democratic president.
"An atheist assigns himself to life without ultimate purpose."Wrong. It is just a different purpose than the pastor's.
"The atheist must also suppress the demands of logic."Terribly wrong. It is logic that breeds atheism.
"...the very existence of the universe seems to be a colossal violation of the laws of nature (i.e., a miracle)."Wrong again. But, this guy knows that. He is talking to believers not atheists.
"The atheist must also deny the validity of historical proof. If he accepted the standard rules for testing the truth claims of historical documents, he would be forced to accept the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead."Wrong again. I have already covered this in a previous post.
"Always remember that the atheist's problem with belief in God is not the absence of evidence but the suppression of it."Wrong. There is no evidence for God outside of the Bible which I have repeatedly said and shown is an unreliable source of information.
"This is what scripture teaches."His only source of evidence.
This is a sermon, not an explanation. If you want your pipes fixed you get a plumber not a roofer. If you want to know what atheists think you ask atheists, not someone whose source of income is dependant on people believing in a fairy-tale.
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