A Word to My Atheist Friends on Knowledge
A Word to the ATHEIST about Knowledge
You rightly see the error of those who promote religious myths which enslave people and hinder education. You rightly value the importance of scientific investigation. You rightly champion logic and reason.
But you overlook several important things: first, you have to assume a Christian metaphysic to do any inquiries about the world (you assume you are not in a dream or a brain in a vat—these are metaphysical truths that naturalism cannot tell you, but Christianity can); second, you have to assume a Christian epistemology, including the validity of the laws of logic and trustworthiness of your senses and memory to make your arguments; third, you have to borrow from the ethics of a Christian worldview to argue for truth and against errors of myths and irrational mysticism (if naturalism were true, then all morals are mere human preferences or cultural conventions, and in reality there is nothing more objectively moral about truth-telling or lying); fourth, you seem to harbor a metaphysical bias against God and the supernatural, for nothing in naturalism can prove God does not exist. In reality, as offensive as it may sound, you already know that God exists (Rom 1:18-32), but are merely “suppressing this truth in unrighteousness” (Rom 1:18). Come to Christ who died for your sins and your unbelief and who brings you into the truth about reality.