Existence of God and the Rise of Atheism #7 (Last Commentary): Beyond Mere Physical Reality – Love, Self-Awareness, Free Will, Conscience, Morality

"Sunday Afternoon Sermon" For atheists, everything is physical. Nothing else exists beyond the physical universe. This materialist belief places on atheists the burden of explaining non-physical reality, like, the existence of: love, self-awareness, empathy, compassion, sacrifice, free will, morality, good and evil. How can physical matter create consciousness and self-awareness?  How can the random accidental … Continue reading Existence of God and the Rise of Atheism #7 (Last Commentary): Beyond Mere Physical Reality – Love, Self-Awareness, Free Will, Conscience, Morality

Existence of God and the Rise of Atheism Among LDS: #1 Introduction and Overview

"Sunday Afternoon Sermon" The Rise of Atheism Among Latter-day Saints Proselyting atheists have recently become celebrities by attacking religion and the belief in God.  They have appeared on television, radio, social media, and college campuses.  They have written popular articles and best-selling books.   They are articulate and persuasive.  Scores of LDS youths and young adults, … Continue reading Existence of God and the Rise of Atheism Among LDS: #1 Introduction and Overview

“There is a God: How to Respond to Atheism in the Last Days”

Atheism and secularism threatens Latter-day Saints Robert D. Hales observed, “We live when the darkness of secularism is deepening around us.  Belief in God is widely questioned, and even attacked in the name of political, social and even religious causes.” (“Seeking to Know God,” Ensign, Nov. 2009) LDS Professor Hyrum Lewis declared: “Atheism has been … Continue reading “There is a God: How to Respond to Atheism in the Last Days”

Book of Mormon Internal Evidence (19b): Korihor and the Modern Atheists

The four icons of the modern “new atheists” are Charles Darwin, Sigmund Freud, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Karl Marx. Charles Darwin (1809-1882) Darwin was the father of the theory of evolution and natural selection (survival of the fittest). His ideas gave birth to modern “materialistic empiricism.”  Most modern atheists are “materialistic empiricists”. To them, only the … Continue reading Book of Mormon Internal Evidence (19b): Korihor and the Modern Atheists