Atheist Contradictions – Being Knowingly Deluded

As a Christian, I consider the purpose a Hindu claims to have for their life to be as illusory as the purpose an atheist claims to have for his life. The difference between a Hindu and an atheist however is that if a Hindu is right, he actually does have a purpose to his life – if the atheist is right, the purpose he claims to have is still an illusion.

This means that while the Hindu is wrong, the atheist is by definition deluded, because he knows there is no actual purpose to his life and yet continues to claim one exists.


5 Responses to Atheist Contradictions – Being Knowingly Deluded

  1. kenetiks says:

    You seem to have some sort of complex(as do a serious number of your fellow theists) about this issue. You seem to repeat yourself a lot on this point.

    If I or other atheists find meaning or purpose in my life, simply repeating “You don’t have ultimate meaning!” over and over again is simply not going to make it so.

    As I’ve said before, this argument has been run into the ground and why you, who I’ve come to regard as intelligent and thoughtful individual(for a theist) keeps on like a broken record on a non-existent issue is disconcerting to say the least.

  2. jackhudson says:

    Thanks for the kind words, but this particular post was in response to the idea that the Christians have no more meaning to the lives than atheists because Christianity isn’t true. That idea misses the point because obviously a Christian (or Hindu or Muslim) considers their beliefs to be true. If they are correct, then their lives obviously have a definitive objective purpose.

  3. Nate says:

    If theists have a penchant for repeating certain things atheists suffer from the same issue.

    Humans have been worshiping some higher power or another for the vast majority of our existence. Other humans have doubtless argued against these beliefs since than also. To think that every argument has not already been presented over and over is foolishness.

    You say “complex”, I say nah, not so much.

    To wrap up, if there is no God than any purpose anyone has is a complete invention. Atheists might say “my life has meaning without God” but that meaning is no more valid than my belief in God.

    Of course if my belief is valid than so might your meaning be. But lacking evidence of meaning I find it hard to follow the thought process that finds their own meaning with no objective source and calls me delusional for believing in God.

  4. jackhudson says:

    That is actually an interesting point – if a subjective belief in meaning is sufficient to assert that meaning exists, wouldn’t a subjective belief that God exists be equally valid?

  5. Nate says:

    I would presume so! but who am I to try and muddle my way through the antagonistic mutterings of the atheist community?

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