Do you really believe...
- That a god, who exists outside of time, could have the time to decide to create the universe? IMO that takes even MORE faith to believe than just believing that matter is eternal.
- That all the problems in the universe, even the weeds in the ground, can be traced back to Eve eating an apple? That's what the Creation Museum says.
- That all the animals of the world can march to the Ark, ride it for 40 days, get off, and migrate back to their original countries? Creationists try to invent a new classifications called "kinds", but it is a subjective definition and not one rooted in science.
- That homosexuality is an "abomination"?
- That a virgin could give birth?
- That a loving and perfect God could make the appendix, the wisdom teeth, and the Xiphoid process? All of these parts are bad. They explode, hurt the jaw, and stab your heart, respectively.
I've heard people saying that they believe in the Jesus story, simply because it sounds miraculous.
"Creation science" seems to use subjective terms like "kinds" and "information", as opposed to using objective definitions. Answers in Genesis, the Creation Museum, and all the others are biased.
I respect your belief if it makes you happy, but you should at least consider.
For starters, policies in the US has nothing to do with atheism and the person posing this Opinion has demonstrated a logic ability, barely higher than a Preschooler. Atheism is based on the fact that there is no evidence for God and that there is no evidence Jesus did anything worthy of worship. Thus Atheist disbelief in God is based on verified rational examination of Evidence.
Thus Atheism is a far more Logical position of disbelief than Christianity's position of Belief in somebody who evidently did nothing to earn that belief, save some mythical events made up decades after his death.
Atheist Disbelief in God and Jesus is a far more logical Position.
Thus, when comparing Christian belief and Atheist disbelief: Atheism holds all the Logic Cards.
Many, many scientists say that it takes a far bigger leap of faith to beleive in evolution and the Big Bang that it does to beleive in creation.
The vast majority of athiest in the 21st century and athiests due to laziness and not thinking, not due to research and study which has brought them to that conclusions.
Any atheist who is not arrogant will say that logic could disproe his position. Many highly rational people, like Einstein, francis bacon, and JRR Tolkein have believed in God. It would be supremely arrogant to say that either side is entirely logical or reasonable, and you know, pride comes before the fall.
As a computer programmer, it is my job to detect and fix logical errors; and I'm good at it. However, I'm also a Christian and find the Christian religion to be 100% rational. Atheists who think they have a monopoly on logic have only one thing going for them in reality: A major superiority complex.
Believing that atheism is the only logical path is only one of the many mechanisms they employ to suppress their inner secret yearning for God. They demand signs and wonders to believe, but would still refuse to do so if one was to be presented to them.
Atheists are on the offensive now that their agenda is gaining momentum. Whatever moral territory Christianity had in America is being bought at a corrupted price. The community chest is losing its value as it decreases in helpfulness. The fines are getting more expensive to afford. How are atheists going to lose? Faith favors the desperately poor more than the luxurious rich. It has the annoying ability to pass GO when it's on the brink of bankruptcy...
After learning that people can be wrong about things, I don't believe that belief in a religion can be founded on clear logic. However, there is a lot out there the reason with than just religion. Just because they are stubbornly wrong about one thing doesn't mean their brain knows no logic.
There are atheists that hold illogical beliefs just like theists. For example belief in UFOs or anti-vaccers. Atheism is one position and that is the disbelief in the existence of a god. Its nothing more or nothing less, so it is entirely possible for an atheist to be illogical. They are just not illogical on the god question.
One can be logical and yet still have faith in a higher power. For example every debater on DDO that is worth his profile and isn't an atheist can be brought up. If he has a sense of logic (and we'll assume he does if he is on this site) he refutes this opinion all by his self. One of my hobbies is programming, and that is based solely on logic. Do I have to be an atheist to be able to understand my own logical code? Do I have to be an atheist to deduct and conclude trough basic logical thinking? Is this text void of logic?
Being logical has nothing to do with religion. It is the simple art of deduction, the ability to reach a valid conclusion by following a set of variables and the rules of validity. Logic isn't faith, and the two don't share a home.