Trifecta1, I keep trying to communicate (my problem). Atheists don't believe anything (related to a deity). It is a non-belief. There is no inherent belief to being an atheist. As some of the speakers on Theism and Atheism say, everyone, including you, are atheists towards most gods, but Christians, Muslims, and Jews believe in one of the many gods, so they are not atheistic towards that god (or they do not have no belief in that god).Yes, the Earth does declare God
My logic is my logic. It's for me, not you. Your logic says everything came from naught. Now there is some faulty logic lol!. Again, asinine.
Well duh! of course Christianity only convinces Christians. Atheism only convinces atheists. Hinduism only convinces Hindus. You're a real Sherlock Holmes aren't you.
We don't BELIEVE that God doesn't exist; we just don't have a belief that God exists. We haven't been shown any reason to believe in an existence of something that there is no evidence of. Likely most, if not all, atheists would become theists if a god was proved to exist (would be kind of foolish not to, as they would otherwise show they are not well educated).
Atheists today are taking the most rational position based on lack of any evidence, not having a belief in a deity. They don't have to justify that, because there is nothing to show they are wrong. Believers in a God have to justify their belief, if they want to be taken seriously, because there is no evidence, so far, to show they are right.
There is no direct connection with any other theories or beliefs at all. Evolutionists cover the whole spectrum of the world's (educated people) of all faiths, because Evolution has been confirmed to be true, so anyone who understand science has to believe it. Many atheists may not believe in evolution but may have no beliefs at at all about the origin of things because it really doesn't interest them, or they may have a different belief about the origin of things.
You won't and can't know or tell that from knowing a person is an atheist.
An evolutionist is not saying that everything came from naught. That is what a Creationist is saying. A Creationist says that there was a Void or Nothing, and then some magic, which they call God, thought everything into existence from naught. What they can't explain, nor will usually even respond to, is how could there exist a God when nothing existed.
An evolutionist is stating that life, as we see it, evolved from simpler forms of life, and they have proved that such an evolution did occur, but an intelligent evolutionist is not saying that the beginning of all that evolved was nothing. That would be foolish. Most, likely, have not yet figured out the earlier steps, and I don't know them myself, but my belief is that all of the basic things, that exist, existed always, but over many billions of years these things have evolved and changed, and likely this is a continuous cycle that goes on forever.
Though we can identify how long our known universe and the Earth has existed, we cannot go further back before their existence to identify what existed before which became what is now. I highly suspect that going back that far is impossible, but man has always said things are impossible but later found out that many of them were possible, so I will leave that for future people to figure out.
Yes we have the Big Bang Theory which seems to explain our universe origin, based on how things move and are still moving, but even the Bib Bang is not saying that the Bib Bang was from naught. I think if it is somewhat true, then whatever existed prior to the Big Bank evolved, or devolved (however it would occur) to the state which caused the Big Bang.
It doesn't affect us now anyway, what occurred over a dozen billion years ago.
Someone telling an atheist that even though there is no evidence, God exists anyway, and if you don't believe it, you will burn eternally, means nothing.