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Does Atheist Believe in Fairy Tales?

Atheist will claim that Christians are irrational for believing in Christ and his resurrection. They will say that they have no time for fairy tales and made up gods. They will claim that to believe in Christ and his resurrection is akin to believing in Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny. Yet, if Christians did believe and have faith in a made up deity and Atheist spent all their efforts and free time arguing or trying to refute such a belief, then would not they be irrational?

I mean think about it. No one writes blogs in order to try and refute the belief in Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny. Yet Atheist are constant writers and full time bloggers of sites that are centered around an effort to try and disprove God, the Bible, and Christ Resurrection. This is irrational if such things are made up. But the fact that they spend so much time and effort trying to refute Christian beliefs, just proves that Christians beliefs are true.

I ran across this picture the other day on a blog that does just what I have mentioned above. Namely it tries to state that this person has no time for make believe, yet they spend their free time trying to refute it.

Here is their blog picture and a link to their blog.

  1. rowanwphillips
    March 29, 2012 at 9:08 am

    There are not billions of people worldwide who make decisions based on the existence or teachings of Santa or the Easter Bunny, thus there is no need to refute their existence. It is not the belief in itself that is the problem but the action caused by the belief.

    “the fact that they spend so much time and effort trying to refute Christian beliefs, just proves that Christians beliefs are true.”

    Many people also spend time repudiating the beliefs of other faiths, by your logic this makes them also true. Are you actually suggesting that all religions are true?

    • March 29, 2012 at 3:52 pm

      Thank you again for your comment. I recognize that people world wide do not make decisions based upon the teachings of Santa or the Easter Bunny, therefore there is no reason to refute their existence. Yet the picture states that the belief in God is on the level of the belief in fairy tales like Santa, the Easter Bunny, Peter Pan, and Tinker bell. Therefore you are right, there would be no reason why the person who placed this picture up should have wasted their time if they have no time for fairy tales.

      Also you state that no one has to refute the fairy tales existence, yet by taking time to refute God’s existence, then you place him on the level of persons and therefore he must exist, by your own admission, that one would waste time refuting other persons existence.

      To answer your last question I will say that every religion is not true. Man is idolatrous by nature. This is because he knows that he is to worship the one true God, yet suppresses this truth. Therefore man builds idols in the place of God. From these idolatrous worship practices stem concepts that are not true, yet need to be refuted because they denigrate God, his creation, man’s value, and many other things pertaining to truth.

  2. theskepticsoldier
    March 29, 2012 at 9:10 am

    I know the author of this has probably heard this before, but I’ll say it again anyway, the reason why we spend our free time in the refute of religion is because no one who believes in Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny is pushing to have the idea that either one created the world into the public school cirriculum. No one that would believe in either of the two fairy tales would see the prohibition of two adults of the same gender being legally married. No one is trying to stake the claim that the United States of America is a Santa Clausian Nation. And the list goes on. In short, we have our reasons.

    • March 29, 2012 at 4:16 pm

      Thank you for your comment.

      I do not believe, as you suppose, that this nation is a Santa Claus nation or a Christian nation. God has never made a covenant with this nation. Therefore this nation does not have to have Christian politicians, but Christians should work alongside their unsaved neighbors for the good of society.

      Nevertheless, even though this nation isn’t a Christian nation, man is still obligated to do what his Creator says. Two men lying together and having sexual intercourse is just as much sin as two unmarried persons of the opposite sex lying together and having sexual intercourse.

      As for your view that we Christians are trying to get the right to teach ‘creationism’ in school: I will state that it is the atheist and skeptics who first moved to get the right to teach their views in schools. Creationism was taught in schools when this country first began. The first people here were Christians and schools and universities sprung up in order to teach the Bible. Atheist have been the ones who have constantly moaned and complained because a banner offended them or my praying made them uneasy. Therefore they petitioned the courts to have these things removed.

      A religion such as athesitic evolution has replaced what used to be taught in schools. This religion is like most cults, it is afraid of different ideas and therefore it tries to monitor what can or can’t be taught in our public schools. Christians are not afraid of other ideologies, but we have went into other countries and translated the false religious books of those countries into the native tongues, in order that the people there could read their own religious books and see how much more superior the Bible is to their religious books.

      Finally evolution offers more proof for God’s existence than it does against it. If evolution were true, then it would take a miracle for it to work. Miracles only come through a miracle working God. Therefore evolution is evidence for God and Christianity, not against it.

    • April 18, 2012 at 7:35 am

      Speaking of trying to have the right of having something taught what about the atheist who are trying to have something removed?


  3. March 29, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    Atheism: Because some of us have much better things to do, like making posters on the internet.

  4. rowanwphillips
    March 30, 2012 at 8:21 am

    You may feel obligated to do what you think your god wants, I am not. I do not see anything wrong with any sexual act between fully consenting adults, or indeed any non-sexual act. The issue is about consent, not just of the 2 or more directly involved but possibly any others who may be affected. I don’t have a problem with swinging or adultery if both partners in the relationship are consenting adults. My problem comes with indoctrination of children into religious beliefs that have no basis in fact. You may call atheism or darwinian evolution by natural slection a religion but they are both easily disprovable. If god showed up on the Whitehouse lawn tomorrow morning, atheism would be proven wrong. If mammal fossils were found in a pre-cambrain rock, evolution would be proved wrong. However, to prove that something, which is by definition undetecable, is not there is clearly impossible and also pointless.
    The point about schooling is that once something becomes an accepted scientific fact, as evolution is, it needs to be taught as such. By all means teach that some people believe things that are clearly untrue but it is wrong to teach to people who have no way of finding the truth for themselves until they are much older things that are not accepted as facts or tested theories.
    Atheism : because some of us have better things to do, like opening people’s minds to the true world around them rather than an imaginary, make-believe fairy story.

    • March 30, 2012 at 10:05 am

      Thanks again for your comment. The only part that I will respond to on your comment however, is the very first sentence. You state that you do not feel obligated to do what my God wants.

      My God is my personal God because I have accepted his Son as my Saviour. But though he is my God, he is your and my Creator. I would argue that the fact that you are over here commenting on my post is proof positive that you care what your Creator has obligated you to do. When I make decisions in my household, I do not run over to my neighbor’s house and ask what he thinks I am obligated to do. This is because I see that it is none of his concern because he doesn’t reside in my house.

      Yet, you and I both reside in God’s creation and therefore you feel guilty because you do not do what your Creator wants you to do. I mean really, if you had no concern, then you would not have ever commented on my post. Your commenting here is proof positive that you feel guilty for not obeying God.

  5. rowanwphillips
    March 30, 2012 at 11:48 am

    I think its very strange that you seem to think anyone who questions your beliefs must also share them. As my ‘neighbour’ its none of my concern what you do but it is my concern if you are telling me what I need to do. If god wanted me to know he would tell me in a way that mattered, he has not.
    I would argue that the only reason you post anything under the tag ‘atheism’ is because you have doubts as to the validity of your faith.

    • March 30, 2012 at 6:24 pm

      I dare say that you are under conviction and that is why you keeping posting.

  6. September 9, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    Thank for passing by

  7. shelly graham
    November 27, 2013 at 12:23 am

    From what I have experienced, it’s not just that athiest want their non-faith to be taught, they want it to be the only thing taught. For example: our schools. They didn’t just demand that evolution be taught but that God shouldn’t be allowed in our schools at all. They demanded the 10 commandments be takin down from all public buildings! Why? Do they believe in killing, lying, adultery, stealing, etc… Of course not! These are the laws of our land people! You took God out of our schools and public buildings and in case you haven’t noticed you let satan in! Big time! If people want their kids exposed to evolution and other teachings then who are we to stop you but that doesn’t mean take away Christian rights all together! Everyone should have the right to teach and voice their views not just athiest! If youi can talk about no God in school or at work then we have the same right to talk about God. You want to shout at us to stop telling people how to live yet you’re the ones trying to tell us how to live, telling us that our faith is based on fairy tales! As a Christian I was always taught that we don’t tell anyone how they should live or believe only that we do share our faith with others in love and respect so that they can make an informed decision. If they don’t choose God they don’t. But we do so stop trying to take him away from us!

    • shelly graham
      November 27, 2013 at 12:28 am

      And btw: there is evidence and facts to back up the Bible

    • November 27, 2013 at 11:32 am

      Amen. I whole heartedly agree.

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