In this follow-up entry to my post Does Atheism Truly Lead to Nihilism?
I examine a statement proffered by Steve Hays over on Triablogue
which are intended to characterize atheism as such in the most degrading light possible. Hays’ statement comes from the comments section of his blog entry Quest for Nihilism
In his comment, Hays writes:
atheism is a "bad joke" because it renders good and evil nebulous; values addressing such are the product of nothing more than social and emotive pressures; life has no intrinsic meaning or value.
While such assertions are quite commonly expressed by Christians, I’ve always found them to be quite at odds with the biblical worldview – as well as the implications of certain defenses of it, and for a variety of reasons. For one, I can find no definitions of either ‘good’ or ‘evil’ in any of my bibles. At no point do we find a verse that says “Good means….” and another that says “Evil means….” What could keep the concepts of evil more nebulous than simply failing to state their definitions in an explicit manner? Read more »
Sadly, in fact, there are additional ways in which the Christian worldview blurs the meaning of these crucial terms.
Labels: apologetic futility, Apologetic Strategy, Atheism, Christian Psychopathy, Morality, nihilism, twerking for Jesus