Can atheism stand the test? The Cornerstone Church Kingston has a list of “10 Questions for Atheists” they believe atheists need to be able to answer if atheism is to be taken seriously. So, I have provided serious answers to their questions. Since I have already answered some questions at length in earlier articles, I have linked to those articles where appropriate. The ten main questions appear as the main section headings, and follow-up questions appear as subheadings.
Is life meaningless or worthless without God? No, meaningful lives are available even without God, and life is the sort of thing that is inherently worthwhile. This article, and its accompanying video, explain why the lives of atheists can be both meaningful and worthwhile.
A Christian website has posted ten questions for every atheist, which it maintains no atheist can truly and honestly answer. These are my answers.
In her book Allah Is Dead: Why Islam is Not a Religion, Christian author Rebecca Bynum tries to distance Islam from Christianity, lumping it together with atheism, which she unfairly bashes. But her atheism-bashing is misinformed, as her values and atheist values are not so far apart.
In recent years, we have heard of New Atheism, associated with atheists who have been openly critical of religion, particularly Dawkins, Hitchens, Harris, and Dennett. Some people seem shocked by this, as though they expect atheists to keep quiet about their beliefs. I recently read a book that easily fits in with New Atheism, except it was written in 1846.
In Allah Is Dead: Why Islam is Not a Religion, Rebecca Bynum frequently claims that Christianity is superior to Islam, and to do this, she often tries to lump Islam and Atheism together, as if they are both more alike than they are like Christianity. So there is lots of backpeddling, in which she will criticize Islam, then try to show that Christianity is not the same.