Braxton Hunter Doesn’t Understand Atheists
Today, Braxton Hunter tells us that atheists are just lying to themselves. We lie to ourselves about the existence of God because God has obviously already made his existence known to us. The main argument for this view is the argument from design. They support this with Romans 1:18-20 which seems to be an argument from design.
Braxton claims that Atheists are supressing the truth to themselves. He thinks this because of his Bible and what Paul says about people that aren’t Christian. Braxton thinks that everyone should be a Christian because god has revealed himself to all of us.
The Argument From Design
So, Braxton Hunter pulls out this verse from his holy book to substantiate that atheists just lie to themselves:
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.
This bible verse is just an argument from design from Paul’s perspective. The argument from design, or teleological argument, is a fallacious argument because it neglects the impact of natural processes on explanations for the existence of things. If we have a natural process that can explain why something exists, then we don’t need a God to explain its existence. Natural explanations like these will always supercede supernatural explanations in explanatory power.
Braxton Hunter Is Just Wrong
Braxton is simply wrong in his assertion of Atheists. He thinks we lie to ourselves because of a fallacious argument made in his holy book. Hunter fails to consider that atheists remain unconvinced by his evidence and even less convinced by his holy book. For the most part, atheists have investigated the teleological argument as well as many others to figure out if they believe a god exists. They don’t control whether or not they are convinced by an argument. It is either convincing to a person or it isn’t.
Also, get some persepctive Braxton. Your religion isn’t the only religion claiming to be the ultimate truth.