Why I Left Atheism

Why I Left Atheism

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Jon Noyes of Stand to Reason shares how bumping into reality led him away from atheism and towards Christianity. Listen to the entire podcast here: https://www.str.org/w/why-i-left-atheism

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28 thoughts on “Why I Left Atheism

  1. kaliman buda

    Nothing comes from nothing..but your amazing god came from nothing…he wasnt born…so who made god…? our mind created him..!!

    July 30, 2021 at 11:15 am Reply
  2. kaliman buda

    I am an atheist…who enjoy listening to other people's opinion regardless of my thoughts about it…the only thing that matters is how we behave in life…believing or not believing in god doesnt make people better or worse… It is amazing how people end up believing in mythology…zeus , osiris , thor , jehovah are all the same… Nobody believes in god..people just make believe, nobody give out their wealth to the poor as their leader once told them to do, the christian believer follows money just as non-believers do..pastors build mansions on earth not in heaven, because they know that there is no heaven ,…myths come from the human mind

    July 30, 2021 at 11:15 am Reply
  3. Peter Martin

    So you started off being an atheist and then you threw thinking out the window and became a theist.

    July 30, 2021 at 11:15 am Reply
  4. Peter Martin

    It doesn't matter which religion you join you are buying into a lie.

    July 30, 2021 at 11:15 am Reply
  5. incredulous kirk

    Where's the rest of it? C'mon man!!!!

    July 30, 2021 at 11:15 am Reply
  6. NiGiVlog

    I am a ex-ordained minister. Had many 'supernatural' experiences, saw 'miracles', prophesied over individuals, received 'supernatural' incite into persons lives, those persons confirmed what I was saying is true etc, etc. Trust me it's all misunderstood. Christianity has it's benefits, at least morally there are good Christians out there. That being said the religion is non-sense. There maybe a Creator but not a loving God who cares and that 'God' definitely is not the God of the Bible!

    July 30, 2021 at 11:15 am Reply
  7. Colin Benson

    "God, once imagined to be an omnipresent force throughout the whole
    world of nature and man. has been increasingly tending to seem
    omniabsent. Everywhere, intelligent and educated people rely more and
    more on purely secular and scientific techniques for the solution of
    their problems. As science advances, belief in divine miracles and the
    efficacy of prayer becomes fainter and fainter."
    — Corliss Lamont, The Philosophy of Humanism (1988), p. 129, quoted from James A. Haught, ed., 2000 Years of Disbelief

    July 30, 2021 at 11:15 am Reply
  8. Omar

    Not a Christian but happy god saved you

    July 30, 2021 at 11:15 am Reply
  9. Gen Meow

    An "ardent" atheist who has never heard of the Kalam?

    July 30, 2021 at 11:15 am Reply
  10. Matt Smith

    Cosmologists don't agree the Universe had a beginning, so arguments predicated on that notion are on shaky ground.

    From the standpoint of philosophy, if the state of affairs was ever utter 'nothingness', there would be nothing now.

    The theist believes if you go back far enough you reach a beginningless god, for which there is no evidence. I think if you go back you keep finding more and more states of the Universe, which we can all agree exists.

    July 30, 2021 at 11:15 am Reply
  11. Brien Doyle

    The Bible 'book' = a compendium of fire side tales and fables,

    recounted orally ,

    for generations by goat herders and primitive tribes from the stone age,

    until writing was invented,

    and then, many different sources, transliterations, and versions were copied and written down..

    ''The Bible was created during a time where stories were verbally passed down over hundreds of years.

    Stories constantly morphed and changed over time, and the Bible is a collection of these.

    This is why it has the nearly identical flood story from Gilgamesh, and why Jesus has the same characteristics as Dionysus, Osiris, Horus, Mithra, and Krishna.

    The contradictions and immorality in the stories are not evidence that God is flawed or evil,

    but rather that humans invented him, just like the thousands of other gods that we used to, but no longer believe in.''

    ..and to answer the questions of the many fears and mysteries of our universe, like 'thunder' and earthquakes, since there was no science yet.

    That was the old Testament….

    The new Testes is also hearsay since these letters, 'gospels' and stories were written by the loyal faithful, the camp followers,

    not by objective historians at that particular time,

    or by any contemporary writers,

    and these tales were written many years after the supposed events of this mythical Jesus.

    There is essentially very little evidence of a Jesus in real documented history.

    A couple of spurious Roman reports, and all the rest anecdotal.

    …but more importantly …a jesus' existence is not an issue!

    A jesus is irrelevant without a god !

    Then, many of these stories, but not all, as many were not chosen,

    [ There are more than just four Gospels but only these four were agreed on ],

    were compiled for one self-absorbed converted Roman Emperor in his Nicean Council,

    for his expressed purpose of conquest

    and

    control of the people of Europe for his Holy Roman Empire.

    He recognised that this was the perfect religion/mythology for the future domination of the populaces.

    Half of the stories were ignored by the Nicean Bishops and none have been proven to be based on fact.

    This 'Bable' book is backed up by absolutely no facts and no evidence.

    It is not proof for any god(s) ….(or of any jesus as a god…)

    The fables are intertwined within historical places and people…

    eg Egypt and the Pharaohs existed,

    whereas Moses and the Exodus did not happen…!

    It is a historical novel

    …. ie A book of fiction..

    Only!

    The Bible book is proof of a book … ONLY (certainly not evidence of any gods…)

    PROVE a god!

    July 30, 2021 at 11:15 am Reply
  12. Doug Smith

    That is agnosticism. “Is there a God.”:There is only three possible answers. “Yes”, theism. “No” atheism. “Withhold”. Agnosticism. Btw…there is a lot of evidence. You just mean that there is not yet enough for you.

    July 30, 2021 at 11:15 am Reply
  13. Doug Smith

    Objective is mind independent. It holds true outside of whether someone believes it or not. The truth is in the object, not in the minds of subjects. That is innate in all.

    July 30, 2021 at 11:15 am Reply
  14. Doug Smith

    Did Loki walk on earth? Did eyewitnesses see him and eat with him? Did people eyewitness his death and burial and subsequent empty grave? Was the world transformed for good by his followers? Did the unbelieving world also write about these things? No. Red herring.

    July 30, 2021 at 11:15 am Reply
  15. Aoi Nightcore

    You can't "left atheism". Atheism isn't a religion

    July 30, 2021 at 11:15 am Reply
  16. EmpAtheist

    You were feeling ready to convert a pastor and you've never heard of that argument? Lol

    July 30, 2021 at 11:15 am Reply
  17. 1equals0 __

    Weak reason to believe

    July 30, 2021 at 11:15 am Reply
  18. Bill Skinner

    I don't live in a world where things (visibly) pop into existence without cause . . .
    Therefore magic incantations, zombies, and talking donkeys and snakes are real!

    Wow.

    July 30, 2021 at 11:15 am Reply
  19. Max Doubt

    When people gaze in wonder at our universe – the VAST majority of which would kill us rather quickly – and feel…spiritual, that's one thing. When they use the bible as a weapon in a program of ideological conquest, that's another. How can we tell if they're doing that? They lie about the bible. And science. They will say that science and religion are not antagonistic but complimentary. I don't see that. There was no worldwide flood; no Exodus; no wandering the Sinai; no conquest of Canaan. These are myth. As well as Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Ishmael, Joseph, Moses, Aaron and Joshua. Medical science has completely dismissed demon possession as a cause of any illness. And geology, evolution and genetics have refuted Adam, Eve, and so also a "fall" due to an "original sin." Koukl will try to allay suspicions of bias by confessing to past strong doubts. But to really allay suspicions of bias he should admit that much of the bible has been turned out as myth.

    July 30, 2021 at 11:15 am Reply
  20. Max Doubt

    Here's how that tired Big Bang apologetic actually justifies disbelief. But first, remember: what do xians say God made the universe out of? Nothing. So it's a counter-intuitive something from nothing either way. Also, this is just a god-of-the-gaps argument. We've seen lots of physical phenomena blamed on gods or the "supernatural" that turned out to have better natural explanations like the sun, moon, planets and stars, comets & eclipses. Never has a workable natural explanation given way to a supernatural one. And assigning to all atheists the belief in a self-created universe from nothing is a strawman. Nobody knows. Not even our best cosmologists. There are several competing hypotheses. Lack of belief would characterize the outlook of most atheists. But the crux is this: can those who deny a self-created universe from nothing justify their disbelief? Sure! What experience with – or evidence for – things creating themselves from nothing do we have? None. But if that's your limbo stick, then guess what else we lack experience with and evidence for? Gods! Does not that which is salutary to the goose also benefit the gander? 🙂

    July 30, 2021 at 11:15 am Reply
  21. Jason Street

    Sorry dude but we see though your lies.
    Firstly you don’t leave atheism as atheism has no beliefs attached to it, you simply becomes religious.
    Secondly atheism isn’t a religion and if you were an atheist (which I highly doubt) you’d know this already.
    So there we go. You’ve been caught in a few lies.
    How does that feel?

    July 30, 2021 at 11:15 am Reply
  22. proudBLACKconservative

    "Why are you a Christian?" Atheists always say Christians dont have adequate (good) answers. Atheists never accept our answers so they conclude it's inadequate.

    July 30, 2021 at 11:15 am Reply
  23. shockofgod

    I left atheism also and the main reason was I realized atheism was intellectually lazy and had no proof and evidence. Atheism was based on zero evidence yet the preponderance of the evidence was on the side of Christianity. Atheism=madness

    July 30, 2021 at 11:15 am Reply
  24. Scott Gordon

    Anyone who describes atheism as a religion was never really an atheist.

    July 30, 2021 at 11:15 am Reply
  25. Jill Loud

    💥 What a powerful testimony! Would love to hear the rest of it. ❓Will there be a Part 2?

    July 30, 2021 at 11:15 am Reply
  26. Incognitoo3

    I appreciate your testimony. You believe in the Big Bang today? God isn't powerful enough to speak things into existence in 6 24 hour days, he is only God enough to be a big banger? I see why there are so many denominations.

    July 30, 2021 at 11:15 am Reply
  27. Karl van Niekerk

    Awesome testimony. Thanks for sharing. It shows why it is vital for a Christian to be equipped and ready to give an answer for the reason they believe at all times, in season and out of season. I had to smile how Jon went to meet the pastor of the church his then-girlfriend wanted to join, thinking he was going to get the pastor to renounce his faith in Christ. Yet that was a divine appointment God set in motion before the foundation of the whole creation so that today we can hear of another instance where God's immutable and transcending love reaches out to save a lost sheep from the wolf, and give the LORD of all Creation the praise He alone is worthy of.

    July 30, 2021 at 11:15 am Reply
  28. Flaming Sword Apologetics

    Nail on the head, Christians don't have good answers in many circumstances, which is why we need Apologetics to be part of any Christian education. I'll add this to one of our channels playlist I am building. Great testimony!

    July 30, 2021 at 11:15 am Reply

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