To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good. — Psalm 14:1
By Theodore Shoebat
Atheism is irrational and disregards actual historical documentation. Atheists love to say that the Bible is simply a product of the evolutionary process, or that the morals within the Bible are based on collective decision done by “the species.” This makes no sense. You would need historical documentation to prove this, but all of the “objective” thinking that Atheists love to portray themselves as observing and living by, is disregarded once they begin to make irrational or baseless historical theories on the Bible.
A popular idea is that the Law of Moses is actually a copycat of the Code of Hammurabi, a system of jurisprudence invented by King Hammurabi of the Old Babylonian Kingdom. Kirk Cameron and Ray Comfort did a debate with two atheists, and one of the atheists brought this argument up. Here is a video I did refuting the absolute illogic of this argument:
It was believed that Hammurabi, the sixth of eleven kings of the Old Babylonian Dynasty, had received his infamous code of law, and the emblems of power and justice, from the sun (Shamash) itself. (1) The laws received by the king from the solar star had subscribed to a despotic caste system, in which the life of an aristocrat was honored more than that of a commoner. There was no equality before the law, (2) but more so a tolerance for certain evils based on societal status. Within this jurisprudence of the sun, if a man had helped slaves escaped their masters, the liberator was to be put to death:
If a seignior has helped either a male slave of the state or a female slave of the state or a male slave of a private citizen or a female slave of a private citizen to escape through the city-gate, he shall be put to death. If a seignior has harbored in his house either a fugitive male or female slave belonging to the state or to a private citizen and has not brought him forth at the summons of the police, that householder shall be put to death. (3)
This is completely contradictory to the Laws of Moses, which command that
Thou shalt not deliver unto his master the servant which is escaped from his master unto thee: he shall dwell with thee, even among you, in that place which he shall choose in one of thy gates, where it liketh him best: thou shalt not oppress him. (Deuteronomy 23:15-16)
Gentle and kind treatment toward servants was an obligation for the believer, and a failure to do so was to be punished by God in the day of judgement, as is attested by Job:
If I did despise the cause of my manservant or of my maidservant, when they contended with me; what then shall I do when God riseth up? and he visiteth, what shall I answer him? Did not he that made me in the womb make him? and did not one fashion us in the womb? (Job 31:13-15)
We must know our Bibles; we must know the Scriptures and always be ready to give an answer against our atheists enemies. We must be militant. Militant atheists are very confrontational. They have the right approach, but for an evil objective. I propose that we become Militant Christians, and confront the evils of the world, not just to refute them, but to destroy them.
(1) See James B. Pritchard, ANET, ch. v, p. 155, intro to The Code of Hammurabi; Langdon, The Mythology of All Races, vol. v: Semitic, ch. ii, pp. 149-150.
(2) This phrase was learned from Roger Scruton, in his lecture Harming Oneself and Harming Others
(3) The Code of Hammurabi, 15-16, trans. Theophile J. Meek, in James B. Pritchard, ANET, ch. v, p. 157.