Atheism Cannot Account for the Concept of Truth

The concept of truth, i.e. the idea that statements and beliefs express propositions that correspond to reality, cannot be accounted for in the absence of God. Why is that?

First, let us consider the fact that we cannot determine if it is at all possible for propositions to correspond to reality unless we already are in possession of a concept of truth by which to judge this. Said in another way, we cannot determine if truth exists unless we already pressuppose the truth of a certain concept of truth. Thus, the conclusion so far is that truth is axiomatic. It cannot be denied, because in order to deny it we have to first presuppose it. So which worldview can account for the concept of truth?

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Atheism, Theism and the Burden of Proof

By Ajit Krishna Dasa

When debating the existence of God atheists often claim that they do not have to lift a burden of proof. They argue that since atheism is nothing but the absence of belief in God it does not make any positive claims about the non-existence of God, and thus atheists have nothing to substantiate or justify when debating the existence of God.

Let us examine their claim carefully:

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Why should I think I need to know if God exists?

Q: “Why should I think that I need to know if God exists?”

All humans are scared of ignorance. Why? Because ignorance might propel us into a condition of suffering. Thus, to counteract suffering all humans seek the opposite of ignorance, namely knowledge.

To claim non-interest in the question of God’s existence is either a result of self-delusion, asininity, or both. Theism and atheism are each others antithesis, so if an atheist or a theist comes to know that his or her ideas about God’s existence are false, then he or she will also know that whatever he or she thought about what is true, good, and moral, is necessarily false. He or she will thus have to radically change strategy to avoid present and future suffering.

The question “What if God exists?” is therefore unavoidable, and until we gain a proper answer to this question we will have to suffer being scared of the consequences of our actions. All intelligent persons are therefore necessarily interested in God’s existence. We cannot hide from this question.

The Non-Existence of Atheism

Atheism is non-existent because it is self-contradictory, the reason being that God and theism must first be accepted in order to argue in favor of atheism. 

How is that? 

The reason is that atheism cannot account for the universally existent and necessary preconditions of human cognition and intelligibility on which itself and all other wordviews are built. Now, what are these preconditions? Here follows a list of some of the most important ones:

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How to Talk to Atheists: (Part 1: Positions in Relation to the Existence of God)

Written by Ajit Krishna Dasa

Positions in Relation to the Existence of God

To defeat atheism we have to know what it is. To share some light on this topic we might consider the different positions people, both theists and atheists, can profess in regard to the questions of God’s existence. Before we get into each position, please note:

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Materialists Cannot Prove the Existence of Matter

By Ajit Krishna Dasa

According to most atheists there is no evidence to support the idea that something spiritual or divine exists. They claim that matter is all we can observe, and that theists are irrational and naive victims of their own wishful thinking. Since there is no proof of spirit, they claim, we should all be materialists.

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Christianity Makes Knowledge Impossible

By Ajit Krishna Dasa

Christian presuppositionalists claim that the Christian worldview must be presupposed for knowledge to possible. Unless you accept Christianity, they say, your worldview cannot provide the necessary preconditions of human knowledge and intelligibility.

Here is why they are wrong, and why Christianity cannot provide the necessary preconditions of human knowledge and intelligibility:

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