It’s one thing to have evidence for a worldview. It is another thing to be logical in a worldview. And then it is absolutely imperative that a worldview be livable. Atheism fails these tests (but this post deals with only the third of these).
If you will push your beliefs to their logical ends, you will find that you cannot live with your belief; it is not existentially repugnant (livable – you can’t live with it).
As stated in some comments in another post…
1. The overall perspective from which one sees and interprets the world.
2. A collection of beliefs about life and the universe held by an individual or a group.
A Theistic World View says that God is the Author of our universe, that we are accountable to Him, and that we have hope of being a part of His grand story to restore a broken world through Christ.
An Atheistic World View says that we have no Author, that we are not accountable to anyone, and there are no ideals or grand story’s of redemption, no meta-narratives behind all that we see. Since we are our own, accountable to no one, we should seek all the gratification and satisfaction we can now. The attitude toward important unseen values or deeper life questions is usually “Whatever?” (true to post-modernism) Each individual is free to create a belief system that works for them.”
Now, here’s how the atheistic worldview plays out:
If there is no God, then we have moral relativism – there is no set standard of right or wrong. Someone can take your things and it’s OK or commit genocide or take your life. Can you live with that?
If there is no God, then the temporal drives life – this world is all there is. When you say goodbye to your family for the last time, you never see them again. Can you live with that?
If there is no God, then history has to be deconstructed and reinterpreted without God in it (a virtual impossibility). Can you live with that?
If there is no God, then nature is all that is. Yet, virtually every human-being longs for more than just this world; we long for immortality, justice, and beauty. But atheism only offers here and now. Can you live with that?
If there is no God, then all religions are morally equivalent (this is absurd; one claim cannot be true and false at the same time). Can you live with that?
If there is no God, I will do what is convenient for me because I have made myself God. I am free to narrate my own drama and do what’s right for me. Can you live with this, especially when what’s right for someone else, happens to be executing our friends?
If there is no God, there is no hope for life beyond this world. Can you live with that?
If there is no God, plants and animal-life are equally as important as humans (we are no longer made in God’s image). It’s our moral right to do with life what we want, including exterminating your life when you are no longer deemed valuable. Can you live with that?
Atheism is not a livable worldview. Thus, it miserably fails the test of existential repugnance.
And remember, true love… true love…