In the Beginning was Nothing: A Creation Story for Young Materialists

[Note: Here at EO I’ve decided to honor my favorite bizarre worldview by hosting an Atheism Appreciation Week. For the rest of the week I’ll have posts dedicated to atheism and its related beliefs.]

Throughout history children have been awed and thrilled by retellings of their culture’s creation story. Aztec’s would tell of the Lady of the Skirt of Snakes, Phoenicians about the Zophashamin, and Jews and Christians about the one true God — Jehovah. But there is one unfortunate group — the children of materialists — that has no creation myth to call its own. When an inquisitive tyke asks who created the sun, the animals, and mankind, their materialist parents can only tell them to read a book by Carl Sagan or Richard Dawkins.

No child, though, should have to go without an answer which is why I’ve decided to take the elements of materialism and shape them into an accurate, though mythic, narrative. This is what our culture has been missing for far too long — a creation story for young materialists.

Continue reading here.

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2 thoughts on “In the Beginning was Nothing: A Creation Story for Young Materialists

  1. I read the post and, it seems to me, atheists have to believe in more then do creationists. How in the world someone can believe that nothing created everything is beyond me! There had to be Someone before time began and THAT is the only thing that makes sense. Thankfully, the Lord God has made Himself known to man so we don’t have to wonder what is going on! Isn’t it funny that atheists can believe in the law of gravity (where do they think that comes from? Did it make itself up?) and in electricity and in all those those other things that only God could have created and set in force.

    I personally believe that they just don’t want to be held accountable for their sin! One day they will find out that they are still accountable no matter what they think or believe now.

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