Contrary to your assertion that atheists are dehumanized on Quora is the fact that they ridicule, and scoff at, the idea of a Creator and consider those who can produce archaeological evidence that verifies Noah’s Ark, the Flood of Genesis, the Israelite deliverance from Egypt and other evidences as rubbish.
Atheists do not accept the existence of the Creator. They believe that there is no Creator of the Universe to whom respect is due, rather they have their own beliefs that they consider are superior to what appear to be the logical truth: people are born to suffer and die and have been given the ability to reason out why? (Isaiah 1:18)
Seriously, to boast about how intelligent and how superior one is than the Creator God because you believe that everything came about by chance is futility at its best, like a dog chasing its tail really: death comes around before the tail is caught.
Being human is not difficult to define. The difference between a human and an irrational creature, according to the Bible, is the ability to reason with the faculty given for that purpose, which men and woman possess. The book of Isaiah instructs that God calls on every human being to come and reason with Him. Now that is not dehumanizing anybody. If an atheist claims that it is impossible to reason with God, then this is that person’s belief.
However, when it comes to morality, most people do not understand it—they see morality as rules, when in fact it is about relationship: people with people and people with their Creator.
Too many people think that possessing the ability to contemplate matters within a certain field of endeavor is the ultimate in intelligence, rather than acknowledging that unless one has the power over death, life as a human being is futile.
There are two simple statements provided by Jesus of Nazareth that really sum up the lot of all who think they are smarter and more intelligent than the Almighty Creator of the Universe, or like to take pride in their longevity as an atheist, and seek to escape reality by talking about millions and billions of years, while they themselves are unlikely to live 100 years in this pitiful existence.
- He said to him, ‘If they do not hear Moses and the prophets, neither will they be convinced if some one should rise from the dead.’” (Luke 16:31)
- You [read] the scriptures …. it is they that bear witness to me; yet you refuse to come to me that you may have life. I do not receive glory from men. But I know that you have not the love of God within you. I have come in my Father’s name, and you do not receive me; if another comes in his own name, him you will receive. How can you believe, who receive glory from one another and do not seek the glory that comes from the only God? Do not think that I shall accuse you to the Father; it is Moses who accuses you, on whom you set your hope. If you believed Moses, you would believe me, for he wrote of me. But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe my words?” (John 5:39-47)
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