Atheists have gathered in their little coven on HuffingtonPost, a dangerously liberal site ripped away from our late Christian friend Breitbart. Today’s liberal agenda on the site not only proves why atheism is such a dangerously flawed way of thinking, but also why America’s schoolchildren are falling behind morally Christian nations in test scores.
The backstory kicks in with the words of an archatheist author Matthew Hutson showing his abilities to wield Satan’s dark power to brainwash the masses. With just a few words of ‘logic’ and what I can only call demonic psychiatry, the very type the riles the gears of our enlightened friend Tom Cruise, we see that he somehow has the power to convince people of weaker minds that $1.00 + $0.05 = $1.10. Shocking, I know, but let us delve deeper into this crazy subject.
Everything on Mr. Hutson’s Huffington Post piece starts with the following situational scenario:
A bat and a ball cost $1.10 in total. The bat costs $1.00 more than the ball. How much does the ball cost?
Your answer to this question will help me guess whether you believe in God.
That statement may seem as counterintuitive as the correct price of the ball–$0.05–but with both, it all makes sense once you hear the explanation.
In what Godless universe do you get an answer of $0.05? As any rational Christian understands, 1 + 1 =2. And by that system of math, that God has built straight into our reality, $1.10 – $1.00 does not equal $0.05 cents.
Our liberal Department of Education is allowing this type of teaching in our schools. Back in the 1950s, we did things like perfect the nuclear bomb, prepare to put a man on the moon and invented the first computers. How? Because we allowed God to be taught in schools. We allowed prayer, so students were blessed to have better understanding of the universe.
Back then, students would have laughed and thrown eggs at any other student or teacher who dared claim that the answer to that above question was $0.05.
Let us look at some facts before destroying this atheist nonsense.
1) Proof of God: If you want to use this little exercise to disprove God, you first have to disprove the existence of the Bible. Considering I have one in my hand right now, I know that Bibles exist. And in this Bible that exists, it gives a timeline that indicates the world is about $6,000 years old.
2) Power: The Bible makes it clear that God is the creator of all. It is my firm opinion that you will see this little atheist exercise of ‘logic’ is just an attempt to mock Christians by claiming there is a secret math to the universe, when in reality the math that God created is the only thing that works. We are merely paupers begging from scraps at the table of The King when we try to apply our knowledge or ‘gotcha’ tricks to disprove God.
As the Romans found out, not even death can hold down the King of Glory.
Hutson begins the defense of his laudable thesis:
For many, the intuitive answer is $0.10, and they must override their first instinct if they hope to answer correctly. The question, along with two others, is part of the Cognitive Reflection Test, or CRT. (Full test at the end of the post.) The higher your score, from 0-3, the greater your tendency to reflect on spontaneous thoughts.
Psychologists who study the origins of religion say belief in God relies on several intuitions, including a teleological bias (the assumption that certain objects or event were designed intentionally) and Cartesian dualism (the belief that mind can exist independently of the body). So to become an atheist one must second-guess these automatic ways of thinking. And recently a number of studies have supported the idea that belief in God is influenced by cognitive style–how much of a second-guesser you are.
In a paper published last year in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General by Amitai Shenhav, David Rand, and Joshua Greene of Harvard, subjects took the Cognitive Reflection Test and answered several other questions. The number of intuitive (incorrect) responses they gave on the CRT was correlated with their belief in God and immortal souls and with whether they’d had a personal religious experience. It was also associated with change in religious belief since childhood, but not with family religiosity while growing up, indicating a causal relationship: Their nonreflective cognitive style led to their belief in God over time, rather than vice versa.
Yes, the intuitive answer is ten cents, because the answer is ten cents. I defy any atheist to stand up to myself or my colleagues and try to prove that 5 cents is the answer. You cannot. And you cannot try to say you have ‘faith’ that this is the answer, because the definition of atheism hinges on the lack of faith in anything that is not purely empirical.
Belief in God is not a matter of number games. It is not even a matter of irrational or imaginary numbers, as Godless wonders may try to claim. It is simply an exercise of faith, an acceptance that humans cannot know all and that our knowledge of reality is likely miniscule and blinded, until God saves us from Plato’s cave and gives as an eternal life to truly explore realities true meanings.
I am sure those philosophical thoughts soared over the heads of atheist, so let us dig deep into this sad attempt to disprove God.
Allegory of Plato’s Cave Proves God: Christian philosopher Plato theorized the rise of atheism and liberal teaching, with his allegory of a cave. Plato hypothesized that humans would eventually become so arrogant due to ‘conquering the God of the Gaps’, that some would think our measly five senses and applications of logic would be universal in certainty. Plato illustrated the flawed way of this thinking. The ‘prisoners’ are atheists, stuck thinking that the shadows on the wall (their necessity for believing only empiricism and what they can immediately sense or see) are the only reality. When in fact, we see there is a universe of reality they cannot see, hear or test. The sun, fire and complex system in which they live were made by an unknown creator.
$1.00 + $.05 can only equal $1.10 by the application of faith!
Take this example:
In Matthew 14: 10 – 21, a multitude of people hungry for the truth gathered around Jesus. For the day, Jesus only had with him two fish and five loaves of bread.
In this section of the Bible, we see that God is not constrained by the universal constants he sat in place for us. Jesus taught us the ability of faith over reality: a concept that us humans have not fully mastered, aside from some noted examples of Christ’s miracles and miracles ordinary people accomplish, through faith.
I’ve seen the lame healed, the blind able to see and the deaf able to hear. I have seen people in horrible accidents, walk away without being worse for wear. Scientists and doctors are always baffled, but for those who ‘think to believe God’, we simply understand that the science is beyond our ability to understand right now.
The Cognitive Reflection Test is just a modern example of pharisees, trying to tell Christ how reality actually works when they are just mere, knuckledragging mortals in the face of infinite perfection.
There is no way to disprove faith, no matter how it is twisted or turned. The fact that there are people now teaching this “Cognitive Reasoning” in schools is downright dangerous. Do you want to know why American school children are falling behind?
It is because Creationists believe in grounded reality. In our world, 1 + 1 =2. And if a kid has $1.10 in his pocket, buys a bat for $1.00 and can only afford to use the rest of his money to buy 1 ball (that takes up the rest of his money, negating any arguments that x can be greater than or equal to five). This means the ball can only cost 10 cents and guess what? God is still God.