How do atheists rationally know fact from fiction?
Even before the bronze age, there were people who understood that God is The Supreme and Ultimate Reality.
No, beliefs aren't facts, but God is a fact. It doesn't take a technologically advanced society to figure this out.
If you recognize God, no technological miracle or magic trick is going to fool you into denying God.
Annnnd, those visions of God pre-Bronze Age were pagan. Right? They were. With the exception of the Zoroastrians pretty much all the world was pagan and had multiple gods. The whole selling point of the Abrahamic branch of religions was their monotheism in contrast to all the polytheism.
So basically, pre-Bronze Age people told fact from fiction by their religions and they would have then said to the monotheistic start ups they were all wrong.
Deal with that.
Atheism (a.k.a., philosophical naturalism) is an intellectually bankrupt worldview, for is leaves its adherents with no rational way to know truth from error, fact from fiction, right from wrong and reality from delusion.
This is just a completely baseless claim. It is the opposite of the truth and requires no rebuttal. Many aspects of religious belief have been scientifically proven to be wildly inaccurate and hence your shrouded implication that religion is a rational way to know truth from fiction is demonstrably false.
What IS ironical is that the two largest religions in this world can't agree on just WHAT is "fact", and they are willing to kill to prove THEY are right! Christian/ Islam ... them's fightin' words!
If they had any brains they'd know baseless, fictional myths are not worth fighting over .. but instead, they kill.
Religion: a cause, principle, or system of beliefs held to with ardor and faith
Principle: a comprehensive and fundamental law, doctrine, or assumption
Atheists clearly hold to the assumption that God doesn't exist with ardor and faith.
Atheism is a religion, and clearly a stupid one when you accept that God means "The Supreme and Ultimate Reality".
If you don't accept this as God, you might as well just be smashing stone idols, because you aren't even talking about The God of my faith. You aren't talking about The God that is recognized by the theologians, apostles, disciples, prophets, priests, teachers, monks, pastors, scriptures, saints, etc of the religious traditions acknowledged by what according to statistics is 76.8% of the population at least profess!
Denying God is clearly an error, and it is an error undeserving of charity. There is no escaping it, denying The Supreme and Ultimate Reality is clearly an error, and when you deny God, this is what you are denying.
Atheism is a stupid position. It is wrong. The definition of atheism would be a lot more clear if it was "wrong", because that is fundamentally what it is. Atheism is "wrong", and God is
Let it be clearer than anything else. The Truth stands clear apart from error. The God deniers stand on no ground, for The God they deny is The Supreme and Ultimate Reality.
Denial of The Holy Spirit, The Spirit of Truth can not be forgiven. IS this clearly not cancerous? It destroys itself. It is a house divided against itself that cannot stand. A dog with rabies. A rotting corpse.
Salvation is only through Through The One True God, and this can be witnessed through The Word and The Spirit of Truth.
Be not blind, but see, and be a witness to The Glory of God Most High!
It’s very easy for an atheist as they dismiss nonsense as nonsense and what believers accept as fact as in Balaam the talking Ass , a Zombie called Jesus , talking serpents , virgin births and 1,000 year old men is just proof of how thorough their brainwashing has been ...... in short you’re a brainwashed half - wit
But you are not qualified to hold forth on what makes sense as you believe in nonsense you need to read again what idiots like you believe , here you go ........It’s very easy for an atheist as they dismiss nonsense as nonsense and what believers accept as fact as in Balaam the talking Ass , a Zombie called Jesus , talking serpents , virgin births and 1,000 year old men is just proof of how thorough their brainwashing has been ...... in short you’re a brainwashed half - wit.......
To believe God is to believe that there is a Supreme and Ultimate Reality.
You don't believe in God because you are wicked and trying to usurp the place of God. You will fail spectacularly, and die in your sins.
You attack created things because even you know how stupid your position is. You attack created things because they are not God. You have no argument against God that can stand, because to argue against God is foolishness, and even you know this.
This is too easy, we use the scientific method and our inherited ability to have continued logical internal debates. We compartmentalize, and empathize using higher brain functions to set parameters that govern how, as conscious entities we would like to be treated, and then we allow those parameters to govern for better or worse all the encounters we have with other entities. One could call these partially learned and partially innate parameters, values. That’s why athiests are trying to tell you there is no god, because they would hope that others would have the respect to have proved their assertions with imperical evidence and sound thinking, so they might pass on truthful unbiased knowledge.
Definition of "arbitrary" from Merriam-Webster...
1 a : existing or coming about seemingly at random or by chance or as a capricious and unreasonable act of will
b : based on or determined by individual preference or convenience rather than by necessity or the intrinsic nature of something
2 a : not restrained or limited in the exercise of power : ruling by absolute authority
b : marked by or resulting from the unrestrained and often tyrannical exercise of power
3 law : depending on individual discretion (as of a judge) and not fixed by law