A Primitive Disgust

Have you ever read through blog entries on web sites where God or the Bible or Jesus Christ or naturalistic science is mentioned as part of the article?  Have you noticed a clear difference between those who believe in any of these and those who do not?  It seems to me the clear difference is the person’s general demeanor.  When the topic (or a blogger’s opinion) is in support of God, the Bible or Jesus, quite often those who disagree do so in a rather offensive or bitter manner.  I don’t see the converse happening very often.

I see this and I wonder where respectful and rational discourse went.  Did it have something to do with someone’s past experience (did God not come through at their behest, did someone discount their obvious intelligence, was “fate” not good to them?) or is it they have some other compelling reason to lash out against faith?  It seems rather curious to me why people who do not believe in God would be so vehemently against those who do.  Usually, indifference isn’t so vocal or passionate.

I believe there must be some other primitive disgust going on that goads one into such a bitter and antagonistic duel against one’s disbelief.

Richard Dawkins (author of “The God Delusion”) is probably the most well known of these detractors …

The above is an excerpt from “Expelled“,  DVD, Ben Stein

To sustain the belief that there is no God, atheism has to demonstrate infinite knowledge, which is tantamount to saying, “I have infinite knowledge that there is no being in existence with infinite knowledge” ― Ravi Zacharias

In all their polemics, the anti-creationists invariably avoid discussing the actual scientific evidence for macro-evolution. If there were any such evidence, they could easily settle the whole conflict, merely by presenting the evidence! Instead they seem compelled to resort to bombast ridicule, defamation, intimidation, and distortion. Surely that great body of working scientists, largely uninvolved so far in the creation/evolution conflict will soon begin to see that a two-model approach to all scientific study is salutary and will persuade their more emotional brethren to open their minds to potential truth wherever it might be found. – Henry Morris


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