Atheists generally demonstrate that they are not really critical thinkers at all. The truth is atheists have an agenda to promote a futile philosophy of life, one that offers nothing but to pamper to their own desires and gravitate to the reveling in the lusts of the flesh, accumulating wealth and comfort int his world, and exulting in their egotistical fantasies.
Unfortunately, students are deceived into believing that accepting what they are told at school is really critical thinking. Students are indoctrinated from their early years at school to believe and have faith in the philosophy of evolution as being science and not a theory that is promulgated so they reject the truth about Creation.
True science accepts only evidence and what it demonstrates, not the assertion that possibilities are realities, when this cannot be demonstrated in the now.
Speciation is defined as the evolutionary biological creation of a new species. One might see this as a cat turning into a different animal (say, a dog), or a peppered moth caterpillar metamorphosing into a bird, instead of merely becoming a moth that lays eggs, which become caterpillars that metamorphose when in a cocoon to become a moth to complete the cycle over and over again. Alas, any change suggestive of evolutionary theory does not take place. There is nothing taking place in their view of speciation that is comparable to a bulldog turning into a collie or a chihuahua becoming a great dane. What is seen occurring within the dog family is even declared by some to be speciation, as is a bacterial micro-evolutionary change, and a slight change in small fish that causes them to produce along the same genetic variation. Nevertheless, dogs are still dogs and fish are still fish and the various bacteria still bacteria—even though the mutations are like virus strains.
Fruit flies have been studied scientifically since 1904 with attempts to cause mutations that will cease to be fruit flies. The problem is fruit flies are still fruit flies, no matter how quick they breed. The myriads of generations that have been produced since Thomas Hunt Morgan first began seriously studying them with the aim of observing an evolution into a new species—like a bee, or something that belongs to another family classification like the bee of the order Hymenoptera, other than the family Drosophilidae of the order Diptera—lead him to conclude that becoming a geneticist was a more fruitful pursuit than wasting his time trying to prove evolution was true.
The fact scientists inform us that the Earth is tilted and spins on an axis at speeds of around 1040 mph at the equator, has the Moon orbiting it at speeds of 2288 mph, while both these bodies circuit the Sun at some 70,000 mph every 365.25 days, without deviating from their course, demonstrates that the theory of evolution via chance events is nonsense. The regularity of the moon and the seasons strongly indicates an Intelligent Designer. The rejection of this requires blind faith in the imagination of mortal beings being equivalent to the intelligence and knowledge possessed by an Omniscient mind.
Critical thinkers would acknowledge the reality of design being evident in every thing that exists, for the intricacy of many bodily functions obviously requires sudden creation, because degeneration demonstrates how joints are dependent upon every part to be created for function to take place. In particular this is evident when it comes to the human shoulder. Merely understanding the ligaments, the muscles and tendons, the nerves, the arteries and veins, the cartilage and bursae, required to fit the design of the skeletal frame of the shoulder blade with its projections, protuberances, depressions and hollow (glenoid fossa designed for the humerus to fit), the collar bone and the upper arm with its protuberances and precipital groove. Without all these features, the arm with its attached hand and fingers would not function. Yet claiming to be critical thinkers, atheists will claim that by chance events these somehow selectively managed to evolve.
There are so many examples of the impossibility of the evolutionary process being a series of chance events occurring through selective adaption, only those who are not genuine critical thinkers could accept an implausible theory as fact in preference to acknowledging that the Universe, and all that exists within it, is the product of the design of its intelligent Creator.
Arguments are raised as valid reasons to reject the Creator. These are based upon the evils that exist within the world. Many atheists claim that if God the Creator is so evil to allow the suffering exists to occur, they do not want to know Him. Instead of using critical thinking to ask what would be the circumstances this would occur, the atheist, preferring what God had defined as evil rather than walking in righteousness, affirm their rebellion and believe that which is contrary to the truth.
Definitions are important for understanding not only how to communicate to other people but also for understanding ourselves and our purpose for existence.
Futility is live a vain life, one that has no eternal worth, because it ceases to be, rather than continue for ever, growing richer for experience and ever learning new things.
Injustice is realized when one acknowledges that being born into a world of suffering and having to experience physical and psychological pain before ceasing to exist, while being able to possess the concept of eternity and the possibility of eternal life.
Inequality is realized when one acknowledges that throughout society the rights of people are denied by others who desire to dominate and rule over them. Equality is yearned by all, yet we learn that without love, no one's rights are recognized and violence reigns among humans, as each one strives to compete and assert superiority above another, even in petty things, such as, where a person is going to sit down, or who is going to be first in a queue when waiting for a bus that has more than enough seats for everybody, or a plane, when seats have already been allocated.
Critical thinkers would not only recognize that being born to die is a futile existence, but the injustice of being born into a world of suffering and death needs to be rectified, and violence does not produce harmony, just as fighting for peace does not produce peace. Instead of rejecting that God, the Creator exists, critical thinkers would seek to find God and, if they were genuine, they would bring their contentions to Him and ask Him to provide answers. Naturally, if no answers were forthcoming then life is futile and the Creator Himself would be guilty of being a sadist. If the Almighty were to judge people for their lifestyle of self-indulgence and conceitedness after individuals had sought Him earnestly without response, then God Himself would be guilty of unrighteousness, and we would all have no hope of anything.
This I can testify, when I earnestly sought God and was not heard of Him, I declared Him guilty of not answering me, and my actions from that time on would be upon Him. Then when I went to do what I intended to do, a force prevented me from moving and I found myself reasoning with God, declaring, life is futile if we are born to die, unjust if we are born to suffer, and inequality reigns if violence and hatred rule, while we have a knowledge of love and are unable to abide in it.
In this is love, that the Son of God gave His life so that the righteousness of God would bring justice to the world and allow everyone who desires truth to freely seek Him out and acknowledge that his or her life is futile without possessing eternal life, an unjust existence because of suffering, and deficient because of the inability to love others and remain in such a state of peace and unity.
The Spiritual Man Questions, Inquires Into, Investigates And Discerns All Things.