Group Of Intellectuals Negating Godless Atomism + Generic Atheism

I apologize for the somewhat lengthy title for this new movement (“Group Of Intellectuals Negating Godless Atomism + Generic Atheism”), and for the fact that it fails to produce an acronym. (Really, it doesn’t, don’t try). Earlier attempts to find a shorter name, such as Showing Atomism To Answer Nothing, also failed to produce an acceptable acronym.

But the name is not what is important, but what our movement stands for. All around the world, children are being indoctrinated with a godless philosophy in what should be science classrooms. Instead of learning true chemistry that agrees with sacred Scripture, children are being taught atomism. This has become possible because very few parents and concerned citizens today are aware that atomism is in fact not a true science, but a philosophy with its roots in the teachings of Greek philosopher Democritus. His teachings gave rise to Epicureanism, which shows they are fundamentally antithetical to religion, piety, and ethical behavior.

In every school the table of elements can be found displayed somewhere, influencing young minds so that, by the time they are taught the table’s contents, they are already open to accept what they are told.

But there are some questions these modern-day atomists cannot answer. For instance, if molecules in fact come from atoms, then why does atomic theory teach that there are still atoms? It only takes common sense to defeat this godless philosophy. But all the practitioners of chemistry, who claim to be engaging in science, are so indoctrinated as to be blind to the alternatives.

It is the aim of this movement to draw attention to just such alternatives. What we propose be taught alongside atomism is a superior and truly scientific theory called “intelligent molecularism”. Instead of claiming that the elements we see around us, such as air and water, can be subdivided into atoms, we claim that, in accordance with the teaching of Scripture, these elements are held together not by impersonal “atomic forces”, but by the divine command (Hebrews 1:3). The elements, in our view, are “irreducibly composed” (IC for short).

We also advocate the addition of stickers to chemistry textbooks used in public school classrooms. These disclaimers will read:

“Atomic theory is only a theory. No one has ever seen an atom, nor the forces that are supposed to hold them together. This theory should be critically evaluated, and alternatives seriously considered”.

The movement to free the minds of a new generation from godless chemistry has begun. Will you join us?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08144417439505262113 Elliot

    LOL!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02561146722461747647 James F. McGrath

    I’m glad you got the joke – I was slightly nervous someone would take it seriously… :)

  • http://www.loltheist.com LOLTheist

    “Godless Atomism!!!!” I want that on a T-shirt. Actually, I want the title of this post as a caption on one of those old renaissance paintings of scholars or priests arguing. :-)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02561146722461747647 James F. McGrath

    If you make the t-shirts be sure to send me one. I expect to see that painting and caption combination on your site soon!Thanks for visiting!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01010178962574928062 Ian

    Cool! I’m going to get another PhD in {some field that isn’t chemistry} and dedicate my life to defeating Godless Atomism

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00276860017599044287 Cobalt

    *cracks up*Well-played.-Ashley

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07740816003291428890 helen sotiriadis
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03126711689901268060 Quixie

    That’ll be a nice addition to my growing collection of “heathen” teeshirts.Words could never explain the curious feeling I felt recently as I stood before a group (a school?, a gaggle?, a murder?) of Jews-4-Jesus missionaries while wearing my “Atheist For Jesus” shirt. A classic moment.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02561146722461747647 James F. McGrath

    I hope you took the opportunity to see whether the T-shirts were made by the same company. :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03454628510822850988 Bruce

    Gold.

  • http://www.honjii.com Honjii

    I disagree that there is no suitable acronym. I think GOINGAGA (going gaga) is perfect.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02561146722461747647 James F. McGrath

    Apparently my sense of humor isn’t equally clear to all readers. Goin’ GAGA certainly was intended (by the real author, not the implied author). So was the acronym for “Showing Atomism To Answer Nothing”. :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04262012749524758120 Eamon Knight

    Hi, just ooking in from Pharyngula.I know you you’re trying for parody up there. Would you be dismayed to find out the fundyloons have been there already?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02561146722461747647 James F. McGrath

    I’ve offered a separate post about this now at http://exploringourmatrix.blogspot.com/2007/10/when-reality-mirrors-parody.htmlWhen the parody resembles the reality this much, it may be time to stop laughing…

  • One Eyed Jack

    Coming to THIS post during my first visit to your blog made my jaw drop. The Chemist in me seethed and the Hoosier in me cowered with shame. However, the advocation of stickers in text books gave it away as ID parody and put me at ease. Thoroughly amusing!OEJ

  • newenglandsun

    GOINGAGA
    Goin’ Gaga!

  • newenglandsun

    SATAN
    Satan!


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