Atheists have a bone to pick with God. Sometimes, they just can’t resist taking shortcuts to get their point across, much to their detriment. Just like this guy driving around in Virginia…
Atheists claim they don’t believe in God. The Bible says they do, and if the Bible is true (which all Christians ought to believe), then they are lying to themselves and to the world about it. The Bible calls this suppressing the truth.
SUPPRESSING THE TRUTH
Paul wrote in Romans that everybody knows God because he has revealed himself to them. He has made himself “plain” to them. Evidence of his existence is everywhere. There’s no place unbelievers can turn without seeing evidence, clear as day, of his existence.
“For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse” (Rom 1:20). God created the universe and everything in it. He has established the standards of what’s right and wrong.
On the other hand, if there is no God, then there is no universal set of moral standards. I can create a standard. You can create a standard. Your coworker can create a standard. But they are all arbitrary. They hold no weight in the context of a reasonable argument because they are simply opinions about what you “think,” or I “think,”or your coworker “thinks” ought to be right or wrong, loving or hateful.
Maybe that’s why some atheists don’t mind violating the ethics of sound argumentation. They don’t have to play fair because there’s no universal God judging them (they think)…