Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Maybe Atheism IS a Mental Disorder

I had a discussion with a couple of Atheists on Craigslist who claimed nothing in the Bible is true.

I offered the response that Pontius Pilate was a real person.

They demanded proof. I offered this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pilate_Stone

I posted a link to the discovery of the Pilate Stone in Israel, which had Pilate's dedication of the ampitheater to Tiberius Caesar.

One Atheist countered "it's probably a fake". I replied, "Sorry, but it's been accurately dated and considered authentic."

The other Atheist in the discussion went on a tirade, calling me a lying "Jesus freak", and refusing to open the links I provided. He claimed the stone would soon be discovered as a fake. I responded by telling him "It's been accepted as authentic for 50 years". His response was, "I'll take it with a grain of salt", and he still refused to look at the links.

Gee, I thought Atheists were all about reliance on facts. Yet, when I provided facts to a couple of them, they went nuts.

Perhaps Atheism really is pathological, vs. just being "logical".

4 comments:

Alejandro said...

Just because Pontius Pilate was real, doesn't mean that Jesus had performed miracles. My goodness, I mean, Jesus could have been real but just because of that doesn't mean that he made miracles. I believe he did, but an atheist can dismiss the accounts that tells us of his miracles.

Stoogie said...

Yes Alejandro, but the point of the post was to point out the faulty logic of Atheists on the internet. The Gospels were written as historical eyewitness accounts.

Anonymous said...

I can becalm you: Most atheists are mentally healthy.
In contrast to the believers.
Look at wikipedia - Delusion (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delusion):

"A delusion is a belief held with strong conviction despite superior evidence to the contrary."

An infinite entity like God is infinite improbable - thus there's superiour evidence against his existence. Since all believers believe in said god, they're suffering from "delusion".

Plus - according to wikipedia - there're other criterias for delusion:
"- certainty (held with absolute conviction)
- incorrigibility (not changeable by compelling counterargument or proof to the contrary)
- impossibility or falsity of content (implausible, bizarre or patently untrue)"

Stoogie said...

Anonymous:

The DSM IV does not classifiy religious belief as a mental disorder. Google it.