On Being An Atheist Mccloskey Analysis

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H.J. McCloskey’s article “On Being an Atheist” he argues the existence of God and we should abandoned all “proofs” of this idea. In approaching the question of God’s existence, we cannot prove God or that other things exist. Proof is a certainty and without a shadow of doubt. However, it is possible I could be wrong, but I don’t believe I am. The best explanation of God’s existence is seen in certain effects we see in the universe such as science. Scientist tell us there is a hole in the ozone layer, however, we can’t see that, yet many people believe it. Let’s consider another example, cancer, known to kill millions every year, yet science is still unsuccessful in finding a cure, but it does not mean one is not out there. There are many other…show more content…
In the article “The Absurdity of Life without God”, William Lane Craig argues: “If life ends at the grave, then it does not make no difference whether one has lived as a Stalin or a saint”. In his argument Craig’s idea is that mortality exists because of God. There is truth in this statement because without the Creator, man would not discern right from wrong and would not have any understanding of morality. McCloskey’s idea is somewhat disturbing because if atheism claims morality is relative many cultures view morality very different and murder could as just as well be celebrated as a wedding day. Craig also states that life without God lacks purpose, “If there is no God, then our life is not fundamentally different from that of a dog”. However, I must say, even dogs have a purpose because some are trained as service animals. For example, the blind have seeing-eye dogs, some are used in healing therapy trained as healing pets, and others are trained to protect their masters. However, God’s highest creation is mankind and we were made in the image of God and created to worship and glorify Him. In the evolutionary process there is no purpose or significance for life and everything that we have done will be meaningless. Craig states: “Man cannot live life without value, meaning and purpose.” Life cannot be defined by chance and shows ignorance amplified. I cannot fathom a universe where man chooses the laws of right and wrong. As we observe the universe today, we can see how man’s way of doing things always leads to adversity and chaos and when things get out of control or disaster comes they want to blame God instead of the decisions that were made. However, that is a whole other
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