Friday, 12 September 2014

An Atheist Believes in God, But Does Not Believe That He Believes in God, Astrophysicist Says

There’s an interesting chapter on the evidence for God and on the faith of an atheist in this book.

Joel Kontinen

Atheists might claim that they do not believe in the existence of any supernatural beings. However, the Bible shows unambiguously that all people believe. Some don’t want to acknowledge this, though.

Jason Lisle, who has a Ph.D. in astrophysics and now serves as the Director of Research for the Institute for Creation Research, wrote

The Bible teaches that atheists are not really atheists. That is, those who profess to be atheists do ultimately believe in God in their heart-of-hearts. The Bible teaches that everyone knows God, because God has revealed Himself to all (Romans 1:19). In fact, the Bible tells us that God’s existence is so obvious that anyone who suppresses this truth is ‘without excuse’ (Romans 1:20). The atheist denies with his lips what he knows in his heart.”

Dr. Lisle goes on to say:

“Because an atheist does believe in God, but does not believe that he believes in God, he is simply a walking bundle of inconsistencies.”

As a result, the atheist suffers from cognitive dissonance.

The only antidote to this syndrome is to accept a more honest approach to reality. It would involve taking the claims of the Man who said "I AM the Truth" at face value and turning to Him.


Lisle, Jason. 2010. What Is the Best Argument for the Existence of God? In The New Answers Book 3. ed. Ken Ham. Green Forest, AR: Master Books.