There’s even a term coined “moralistic atheists”. These are the atheist who offended people think that they lack morality by giving up God. It seems Atheists find moral value within the natural world and beings that it possesses, and to respond to the vulnerabilities and capacities in others. The Pope attacked Marxism for opposing religion "as a kind of idealistic illusion to be fought with the most suitable means and methods according to circumstances of time and place, in order to eliminate it from society and from man's very heart." He said atheism" is the ideology of 'the death of man.'
He basically degrades the entire Bible by saying that there is no fact in the world and everything is an interpretation. He claims the truth is unnecessary to be spoken because it is only necessary to speak the truth when the untruth is so false that it can be detected. Nietzsche shares his belief that a human’s life is 100% controlled by the individual and all success should be credited to that individual. Then he disrespects all Christians by claiming they are a species of weak failures looking for pity that shall parish to the strong-willed all-powerful being. I strongly disagree with almost everything Fredrick Nietzsche writes about in this section of the reading.
Response to Being an Atheist Christina Yarbrough PHIL 210 Liberty University H.J McCloskey wrote an article entitled “On Being an Atheist” which dealt with the atheist approach to the cosmological and teleological approaches and the problem of evil. He calls his view of the arguments proofs, as he feels that the arguments offer no proof for the existence of God. He believes that atheism is a more comfortable way to believe than that of theism and that those who believe in theism should be upset just because they believe in God. I believe that McCloskey has a fallacy in his arguments and that the existence of God can not be proven through any one argument, and that all we can do is defend our beliefs within the realm of our own understanding. McCloskey is reminding atheists the ways theists argue for their belief in God.
To support my theory I will portray the evil and lack of ethics in worshiping these three different materialistic objects or temporal goods: money, appearance, and power. Saint Augustine believed in this theory most. What people do not understand is that there is a difference between having a love for these rather than a liking of them. Worshipping materialistic objects and building your own life around them
Movies and TV shows have been portraying Christians as judgmental, mindless, know-it-alls for years. Cartoons like Family Guy, The Simpsons, and South Park, have depicted Christians as ignorant and condemning. Our culture recognizes wisdom and love as virtuous, but in view of the media’s portrayal of Christians, it is safe to assume that believers are not up to par on either of these things. Believers need to reexamine what it means to love God with all their mind and in doing so love others. Believers practicing loving God with all their mind would be a witness to this world and even a way of reaching out in compassion and gentleness we have left behind by burying our arguments in our Bibles and not engaging the questions raised by the lost.
He sees the world as the be all and end all, there is no other world in which to escape to. No heaven or hell to hold him accountable for his actions on Earth, giving him a freedom Christians do not have. The teachings of Christ implore we humans to be charitable, to do un to others as you would have them do unto you. Nietzsche Übermensch sees charity as an unproductive activity, not providing any enhancement to his aims, and as such, not worth doing. Having said the Übermensch is solitary and aloof, this also brings into question human nature.
For example Anti-Christian Sentiment, Anti-Islamism, Anti-Catholicism, this happen because of lack of education or born with their parents died or they don’t believe in the idea of god because some of the scientists can create thing by their own, so they think belief on their own self and creativity rather than some kind of miracle that is absurd. There are many religions in the world with their own symbol and history just like Buddhism, Christian, Islamic, Hinduism and Confucianism. All these religion intended to explain the meaning of life, origin of life and the universe. The religion derived morality, ethic and religious laws. The practice of religion included music, rituals, festivals, sacrifices and prayers.
He believed that life is meaningless and that we have no souls, so we should therefore grasp everything that the world has to offer whilst we can as there is no chance of an afterlife in his perspective. Neitzche also said that everyone should strive to seek pleasure and success wherever it could be found, he also thought religious beliefs to be false. But what did Neitzche mean by God is ‘dead’? He felt that religious outlook is no longer credible for the modern intellectual person. He meant that humans had advanced their understanding of the natural world enough to realize that the literal teachings of the religions that espoused God were not true.
Sam Harris uses this idea in one of his quotes saying that “Either God can do nothing to stop catastrophes or he doesn’t care to or he doesn’t exist. God is either: impotent, evil or imaginary. Take your pick and choose wisely.” This can speak to many of those who don’t believe in God as this shows how even with this earth God didn’t create it perfectly which leads to natural disasters and if he did create this earth then he must be evil to have created it imperfectly and if a perfect being wants to create something imperfect when he can create it perfectly how is this justifiable? Some people also say that if we are a
This is where we have fallen apart as a Church, we are not moving. If we are Christ's resurrection has not been preached, we are not praying, and we refuse to act like Christ then Christianity is a huge joke. If we are God's children that means something is wrong! We are morally corrupted and we need the Gospel as much as everybody else needs to hear it. It brings us back to the excuses, we all have told an excuse to God to either not believe or not telling