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It takes MORE FAITH to be an atheist?


How should we respond
to the phrase “It takes more faith
to be an atheist?” Have you ever heard Christian apologists use
that line, “It takes more faith to be an atheist?” The thinking here is that atheists
are making bigger assumptions than religious people
have to make. As if accepting
the Big Bang and evolution is
somehow fantastical, but believing that Jesus rose
from the dead makes perfect sense, even though all the evidence we’ve ever had
points to the Big Bang and evolution and, as far as I know,
there’s no evidence for zombies. Anyone saying this also assumes
that atheists possess all knowledge. As if we don’t believe in God because
we looked everywhere and didn’t find God. But that’s a silly assumption
to make for two reasons. First, because it’s a straw man.
I mean, pretty much every atheist is not saying: “There is no God.” We know we don’t
have that sort of perfect evidence. We’re saying, “We looked at the evidence
and we don’t believe God exists.” And there is a difference
between those two. And second, you don’t have to look everywhere
to dismiss a really silly idea. You know, if you tell me there’s an invisible
unicorn flying around my head right now, I don’t need to look around and
look up to make sure that’s the case. I can just hear you out and say:
“That sounds like a really crazy idea.” It’s– The onus is on you
to prove your silly idea; not on me
to dismiss it. Saying you don’t have
enough faith to be an atheist is just another way of saying,
“I do have enough faith to be a theist.” So, you know what? Turn the tables
on anyone who’s saying that to you. Ask them for the evidence.
Ask them to prove to you why God exist. Because they can’t do it. They’ll give you anecdotes. They’ll point to
verses in the Bible, as if that does it justice. But it really doesn’t. It doesn’t take a leap of faith to dismiss
all the other gods that are out there: Zeus, Allah, Thor. No one’s saying it takes
more faith not to believe in those gods. Finally, I’ll admit. There are things
I don’t know the answers to. You know why is there
something instead of nothing? I don’t have
any answer to that. But at least I’m honest about it.
I’m not gonna make up an answer just to satisfy that question; just to
satisfy my curiosity. And I’m certainly not gonna
sit around and just say, “God did it!” as if that answers
the question. I think there’s a lot of humility involved,
and a lot of wisdom in just saying, “I don’t know the answer.
We may never know the answer.” But it’s not like it takes faith for me
to say that. That’s just being honest. My name is Hemant Mehta and I write
at FriendlyAtheist.com Please, leave a comment below
and we will be sure to check them out.

Otis Rodgers

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100 COMMENTS

  1. Xen Posted on July 2, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    If you think your knowledge of your god is bigger than your knowledge of evolution or the big bang theory, wouldn't it be logical to say that it takes less faith to believe in said god?

    Whenever someone uses that phrase on me I take it as them admitting they are lacking the knowledge. And if you look at what some people believe about evolution (that it explains the beginning of life, trees turn into birds, "why are there still monkeys" …), yes, they are lacking knowledge, big time.

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  2. Oyinkan Alao Posted on July 2, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    I DARE Any Atheist to try this if you honestly want to know if GOD is real.
     If you want to find this out for yourself then try this "experiment". I already know you're probably not going to do it  because you fear what may happen though. But this is most likely the only way you will find out the truth. All you have to do is PRAY to God. First, go to your room and get your knees and just start talking and believe that there is a higher power that is listening to all of your words. Just tell Him that you want to know if he exists and ask him to do something that will let you undoubtedly know that he is there with you! While you pray you must have faith and be sincere and passionate and SERIOUS with EVERYTHING you say!  And when you are done have faith that God has heard you and is getting ready to do something! You never know when God will preform an act that will specifically touch your heart into understanding He is real and is loves you and created you! You may have to wait because God knows whens best. If you do this "experiment" and you still emerge an atheist then nothing will change your heart/mind. Are you up for the task? If you are then that shows that you are truly seeking wisdom and the truth about what really matters in life: Faith in our Lord Jesus Christ! That gives purpose and meaning to life. This is all you have to do to find God for yourself. Hopefully you will put your own prejudices aside and give it a try! God Bless You. God help you. God loves you. Millions and Millions of people  had and have a relationship with God. If God spoke to them he can speak to You if you're willing to let him! Open your heart to him and he will show you! The choice is yours! 

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  3. Kiera Tibbs Posted on July 3, 2014 at 12:42 am

    Thank you so much for your videos! I really enjoy them, makes me think more and more about myself, and how others really have no say in my thoughts on life. 🙂

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  4. Efon Ekpo Posted on July 3, 2014 at 1:20 am

    Why create a channel or campaign for atheism as if it is a religion by itself? if you don't believe in God then don't believe in God, on that advert you seemed to be addressing Christians the most, why do that when there are lots of other religions? what brought me here is an advert on a gadget site. atheism shouldn't be a means of opposing other religions, people have the freedom to believe and so do you to not believe

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  5. charlieesmiles Posted on July 3, 2014 at 2:51 am

    I love this video! Wish I could share it with my very Christian friend. I read the book "I don't have enough faith to be an athiest" when I was extremely religious and thinking back on it now, it was kind of ridiculous and I'm glad you made these points. Thank you Hemant. 

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  6. Logan2847 Posted on July 3, 2014 at 5:48 am

    Simple Pascals Wager. Leaps of faith are BS. Proud non-theist. 🙂 

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  7. Jake sOner Posted on July 3, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    Atheists are fools.This is going to start a comment war.

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  8. Ari Posted on July 3, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    Leaving a comment below and hoping you check it out… I am a Christian and I do not know all the answers but still have faith in the One that does 🙂 Just being honest. 

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  9. nice-new Posted on July 3, 2014 at 11:35 pm

    @Hemant Mehta  But how much of your knowledge actually comes from "your" work on the field ? Very little to none.
    How much of it comes from "somebody else's" data/study ? Probably most of it.
    How much do you actually know about biology, astronomy and science in general ? You said that one makes sense and the other doesn't. Does it really make sense to you or does it makes sense to somebody else ?
    You have put your faith in multiple studies, i've put mine in Scriptures.
    If tomorrow all science books say "big mistake, we actually evolved from cucumbers" you will say: "Well that makes more sense to me than a divine creator who rules over the entire universe" but really, you just don't know.

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  10. holystars Posted on July 4, 2014 at 2:02 am

    takeing more faith to be an atheist being like the world always perfect everything perfect and grey and must attack christian's because Atheists  don't have any proof just lie or make one up on the spot as long as it sound like your smart you should be alright  and believe in evolution is always right because it came from government schools not like their going to lie about it lol

    also love how atheists bash about faith but are ok with it if it has to do with atheists lol

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  11. Savant Posted on July 4, 2014 at 5:05 am

    Don't Christians believe that faith is a good thing? So… why would they say that atheists have more of it than they have? If they claim that faith is why they believe but that they have less of it than we do, then that's like saying logic is why atheists don't believe but we don't have as much of it as they do. It's like they are arguing against themselves!

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  12. Vicious Saito Posted on July 4, 2014 at 5:56 am

    your hate proves that your a fake person.

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  13. Daniela González Posted on July 4, 2014 at 6:48 am

    I agree. Plus, I think that argument is not really good for religious people who use it. It just backfires onto them. 
    They are basically saying: "You have faith. Therefore, your point of view is incorrect", when it really cannot be argued that accepting some (the majority) of beliefs in a religion requires faith, so they are criticizing themselves in the process. 
    I don't think faith is necessarily a bad thing, but in any case, I think this argument is a little insulting towards religious people in general, so I really don't understand why they use it.

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  14. ILYSNAF Posted on July 4, 2014 at 8:33 am

    Zeus,Thor,Poseidon,Bastet,Ra,Anubis,Isis,Neith,Tyr,Scylla,Artemis,Hades,Hel and many many more.

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  15. TheIdolSmasher Posted on July 4, 2014 at 7:22 pm

    I'm glad to see that it isn't about a claim to all knowledge. This is a slippery slop we must avoid… on all sides. However you did say you looked at the evidence, and didn't get it. Fair enough. Now, to me this says you've seen all the evidence available or needed. It sounded that way to me. Let me ask you this; How would you know the evidence for, say the God of Torah, when it's presented to you? 

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  16. furseisekilulz Posted on July 5, 2014 at 3:55 am

    I don't think people are even asking others to believe in the big bang. It's not that relevant so I don't push it.

    and btw, there are animal zombies. Just not the kind that come back to life after death.

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  17. Chris Ian Angelo Hermosilla Posted on July 5, 2014 at 5:39 am

    Prophecies in the Bible points to the existence of GOD, you mentioned about Zeus and other gods that other people used to believed in I will tell you what is the difference,my God talked to people  he leaves evidence, he was here on earth over 2000 years ago and and he is going to return. now if you are asking me the proof of that, I don't have coz you know why? he chose to live in the time where there's no technology that can take a picture or video of him like we have right now, he wants people to believe in faith, love and trust.
    it was prophesied that in the last days the knowledge will increase I guess this is that time. so don't worry this time when he return every eyes will see him.
    But I still doubt that he will use the faulty inventions of human technologies,

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  18. Omar Herrera Posted on July 7, 2014 at 5:56 am

    I give you 1000000*** for your comments, the world need people like us, waist time in church when the forest, oceans and lakes etc.need our help from relogios people who trash this places.

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  19. The Flying Spaghetti Monster Posted on July 7, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    If you run into an idiot and accidentally tell him your an atheist, act like you meant "A THEIST" to reduce chance of stupid conversation.

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  20. TheGnarlyDoug Posted on July 10, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    There are atheists, including myself, who say God does not exist as opposed to not believing he exists.  God cannot exist as defined by the big 3 religions in the same way a square circle cannot exist.  He has mutually logically contradictory capabilities such as both omnipotence and omniscience or omnipresence yet totally intangible.  Once you remove his impossible qualities you're left with a super-powered alien, but not 'God'.

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  21. Patrick65879 Posted on July 15, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    To be an atheist, I'd have to believe that: Nothing produces everything, that non-life produces life, that randomness produces fine-tuning, that chaos produces information, that meaninglessness produces meaning, that unconsciousness produces consciousness, and that non-reason produces reason. 

    Frankly, I just don't have enough faith to believe that.

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  22. Trothar Dragon Posted on July 15, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    @AKD umm, you obviously don't know about amino acids experimentation and the Big Bang

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  23. vinny9500 Posted on July 20, 2014 at 11:54 am

    There is evidence for zombies! Ophiocordyceps unilateralis.

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  24. Ben AK47 Posted on July 22, 2014 at 11:05 pm

    If you're born and raised religious it is easier to believe in god but if you're not then it is way easier to be a athist because you wanted to brainwash since the time you believed in Santa Claus

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  25. SandraCovers Posted on July 25, 2014 at 7:10 am

    Hemant- you are my hero! I love your videos so much, and the way you shoot down silly theist arguments with cool logic. I myself am an atheist, but my entire family are all super-Christians. My mom even said to me once (this will crack you up) that "there is no way to prove science, newtons laws, or evolution are real. It's all just a bunch of theories". Thank you so much for continuing to make these videos!!!!

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  26. A Cukierman Posted on July 25, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    Well, since it is not a fact, believing in evolution requires no less faith than believing in God. However it's not a matter of proving God's existence because it is ultimately about faith, regardless of evidence, but if you regard the existence of a unicorn you just came up with as implausible as the one of the creator who all Abrahamic religions claim to then you could well regard evolution as plausible as God's existence 

    Secondly, as far as I'm concerned, Allah is to his believers the same Abrahamic God of Christians and Jews. Oh and aren't those who can't say if there is a God for sure called agnostics rather than atheist? If so the argument wouldn't be that fallacious, would it?

    Personally as a theist my approach to creation or any topic that requires knowledge is far from just alledging it all to God so that to sleep well at night

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  27. Ashley F Posted on August 1, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    "as for as I know there is no evidence of Zombies" lol 

    Great video!

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  28. scott thrane Posted on August 4, 2014 at 4:08 am

    dude, there's a fucking unicorn flying around your head.

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  29. Dean Weir Posted on August 15, 2014 at 12:06 am

    About saying quotes from the bible as proof if you do this explane how its "GODS " book without saying the bible sais so
    Thats like saying a peace of paper is cake becouse wrote on the peace of paper is "this is a peace of cake"

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  30. Hailey Posted on August 24, 2014 at 4:21 am

    I'm an atheist and I don't really care for religion enough to debate about it. If you don't believe in God(s) then you don't. Wtf is ranting about it going to do? Christianity will still exist regardless lol. None of us no if there is after life or what religion has some truth. This is an annoying atheist.

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  31. Jacob Bocaj Posted on August 26, 2014 at 3:08 am

    Amazingly, scientists who do not want to believe God's Word, teach the "Big Bang" theory. According to this theory, the universe, with its almost infinite complexity, came into being as a result of a gigantic explosion of "cosmic material" in space. This theory leaves two huge unanswered questions: Where did the "cosmic material" come from? What caused the "explosion"?

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  32. Technophobe Technology Posted on October 15, 2014 at 10:38 pm

    Again, he makes an somewhat unique argument in the beginning.  That atheism takes faith.  But really, it doesn't.  All Atheism says is that there is no evidence of a God and to speculate about it takes faith.  Maybe there is a cosmic electron or something outside of time and space, but again, that would be one hell of a question and answer period with that entity about how and when he/she/it arrived on scene and how he/she/it works.  Isn't life fascinating and mysterious enough without adding God to it?  I don't find his arguments convincing, in the end, this philosophy works for him and there you go.  I have a huge problem with faith dictating public policy, which it does all the time in this theocracy.

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  33. Dr. Michael Hfuhruhurr Posted on October 16, 2014 at 9:17 am

    Just because one person has the faith (however misguided) to believe in a particular subject (or deity), that does not give them grounds to assess or even compare, what another person can accept as truth.
    Faith is a choice that does not require evidence. It is more likely that person making the accusation is just more gullible than the accused.
    For a more skeptical mind, acceptance of a claim is given on the basis of provisional trust. If the evidence does not hold up to scrutiny, or if a more substantial explanation is found, the skeptic is able to reassess the evidence. Afterwards, they either maintain their initial belief or change their belief in accordance with the new evidence. The problem with faith is that it cannot change with better evidence because it was never based on evidence to begin with. 

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  34. A3j8kp00 Posted on October 29, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    Allah and our God are the same just that we Say "Allah" to differ the two Allah just means God in Arabic.

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  35. SecondchancesYahknow Posted on November 7, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    Jesus is not a zombie

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  36. bradley cairns Posted on November 12, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    What evidence??? What evidence for the Big bang and evolution?

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  37. Dustin Barrett Posted on November 13, 2014 at 12:45 am

    I don't know about u, but my faith is not based on ANY assumptions at all. Christianity has been proven historically, morally, and in other ways too. The Big Bang has been disproved again and again. Evolution has been disproved as well. So it takes a thousand assumptions to put ur faith in the Big Bang or Evolution.
    Also, the flying unicorn was a dumb argument. The reason u could assume there was no unicorn was that u had no proof of a unicorn. Even an atheist has to admit there is a possibility that their belief could be wrong. If they can't they just b arrogant and self seeking.
    And please to make bold statements in a video about the Big Bang being proved and God being disproved, u have to provide at least some evidence.
    I love u all and wish the best for u.

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  38. Francisco C. Posted on November 18, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    Of course it takes faith to be an atheist. It makes more sense to be agnostic. The man in the video mentions that a silly idea, such as the unicorn, does not need evidence because it is clearly false. Well, the world being round seemed like a pretty silly idea…and we know how that turned out. Eisntein himself could not call himself an atheist and considered himself an agnostic. It takes faith to be an atheist because there is no evidence God exists. Not the big bang, not the scientific developments. In fact, those facts could just as easily be used to argue the existence of God on a philosophical level which atheist also use. BTW, I think organized religion has done a lot of harm in the world. 

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  39. Eminent Times Posted on November 19, 2014 at 1:51 am

    QUESTION: If I spent my whole life actually following the teachings of Jesus and died, and it turned out there was no God and no Heaven, then I have at worst left a legacy as a careful caring person doing well to others, right?

    However, what if I lived for myself ignoring the teachings of Jesus and died to find out God, Heaven and Hell are real and Jesus did come to save us, how will I then save myself?

    I lived a life for myself searching out every lust I could find yet it only left me sad, depressed and empty…

    I tried searching for the truth in this "Bible" all the crazy "Christians" talked about only to find it changed me and my life…where did this hope come from?

    They say it's all in your head…well everything else was in my head too….hatred, pornography addiction, suicide, alcohol addiction, stealing, fighting, anger, jealousy…I'm not perfect now but I dont wake up hating life any more.

    I TRIED ATHEISM MY WHOLE LIFE, Have YOU tried searching for God?

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  40. TheScribeInYellow Posted on December 2, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    One thing that really confuses me is that, when I honestly say I don't know the answer to something that has happened, people say 'God did it'. Eg, how is it we are on a planet that isn't too close or too far from the sun to sustain life? Goddidit. It just baffles me to hear that answer, and it feels like a cop-out.

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  41. Eamon Bohan Posted on December 4, 2014 at 12:17 am

    I'm more agnostic than atheist, but you know what?

    So what if it takes more faith?

    I think that's something to be proud of for one reason. It takes more faith as a human being to know that I don't know usually what's true. It takes guts and humility to say that and acknowledge the possibility of being wrong. I am okay leaning towards the idea that there is no soul and that we are all just here once. It is a scary thought, but it takes a lot of faith to live as close to the fabric of existence as I can, feel naked and small, and not shirk back in fear.

    That's why I think it takes more faith, instead of choosing any comforting lie out there.

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  42. GreenRupture Posted on December 19, 2014 at 10:28 pm

    I just got into a discussion with my brother about Faith. He was basically saying that science requires faith and that it's comparable to the faith of a Christian. I really wanted to punch him because I never expected my brother to actually be that stupid. That's the problem with theists, they apply their definition of faith to science when they don't go together. It doesn't take faith to come up with an hypothesis. Even his understanding of the Big Bang and evolution is lacking.

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  43. Petr Piťha Posted on January 2, 2015 at 8:25 pm

    Hello, my opinion is Theists believe god made every needed proof for evolution, big bang etc., but didn't make eny proof of himself. If he CAN do ENYTHING, why he CANOT proof himself to me? If you can, please explain it to me. I'd like to know how it realy is. Thx

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  44. jeffrey luciana Posted on January 5, 2015 at 12:42 am

    It takes great faith to be a saTanic aTheist because you have to walk around butt stupid.  Ignorant of everything around you.

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  45. Rodrigo Perez Posted on January 6, 2015 at 9:25 pm

    Listen here bud. How many times can your horse go to the well and drink in a day?

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  46. Matt Wilson Posted on March 3, 2015 at 8:49 pm

    Big bang is such a fairy tale that cant be proven. Show me evidence if the big bang is truth…Oh wait tou have NOTHING!

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  47. Bthrt Bthrt Posted on March 6, 2015 at 1:28 am

    to be an atheist you have to be a dick to religious people. but not muslims. because that's racist.

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  48. Daniel Granados Posted on April 3, 2015 at 7:55 pm

    Actually there is a lot of evidence pointing to the existence of Christ, his death & explosion of Christians soon after his death who where also died because of their testimony that they had seen the risen Christ. Do the research look at the facts & don't believe everything some ppl say without asking for facts.

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  49. ByRTD yO Posted on May 4, 2015 at 12:39 am

    I'm making a video response to this(:

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  50. berbandis Posted on May 4, 2015 at 4:38 pm

    The vary fact that Christians exist should, form an Atheist point of view, prove the burden of the argument that faith is needed on the part of atheists. If you believe in greed, or dishonesty, self-delusion, imperfect understanding, and bias then you should be able to see why it may be difficult for some to believe more in the theories of their fellow man than in the divine. It seems to me that atheist are not above believing in things that are based more upon opinion than fact because at the end or the day human nature is lazy and finds it easier to believe than to spend time proving. I think that it is a shame that so many Christians go on faith were they should be searching but I don't buy the idea that curiosity is dead among those who believe in god. The true spirit of what Christ taught was one of constant improvement and reaching for something more. It takes faith in your fellow man and the infallibility of human understanding to have faith in the ideas of atheism.

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  51. SC Rider Posted on May 20, 2015 at 2:23 pm

    Evidence of God? The Bible! My Faith and relationship with the Almighty!  Where did it all come from? I don't have to look, I have it all here in the Bible!

    You know this is the reply you will get to the applause and Praise the Lords from many people. The idea of death is just too depressing without God.

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  52. Soccer STG Posted on June 6, 2015 at 12:50 pm

    How do I know this is true, if an atheist doesn't believe in absolute truth?

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  53. Jouke Elsinga Posted on June 10, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    Where is the evidence for atheism? And if we shouldn't accept a claim without evidence, we shouldn't accept the claim of atheists who say that God does not exist.

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  54. Simen Sebastian Thoresen Posted on July 28, 2015 at 12:56 am

    I can't make myself conclude that this universe somehow generated itself or from some impersonal substance which in some way chose to cause the big bang. For me, it's like going out saying the sky is green. I find theism more rational and coherent.

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  55. Bill Soon Posted on September 1, 2015 at 1:42 am

    Atheist!? more like: FAI-thiest! oohohohohohh killum

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  56. Bill Soon Posted on September 1, 2015 at 1:44 am

    due to social pressure, it IS harder to believe because one of humanity's inner wants is to belong to the bigger group. unforttunately the bigger group believes in the flying unicorn and it makes it hard for everyone to be who they want to be without taking something from what "society". Which is ridiculous as it is WE ourselves who make society.

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  57. Grant Duffey Posted on October 9, 2015 at 5:30 am

    then it's up to you to prove to me that athiesm is not a religion.

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  58. Bud E Posted on October 18, 2015 at 1:28 am

    >It takes MORE FAITH to be an atheist

    The statement as it stands is self contradictory from what it tries to prove. Faith is a fundamental tenet of religion. A thing to be desired and sought after. A thing that is good. And then to state it takes more faith to be an atheist then implies that atheism is better since it requires a higher amount of faith, the very thing that is good and sought after by religious people. Faced with this dilemma, a person making this claim is then stuck with trying to explain why more faith is a bad thing, or to backtrack and admit theism does require more faith, since faith is good. Or to admit atheism is a better viewpoint.

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  59. NunsenseStudios2110 Posted on October 23, 2015 at 10:25 pm

    Just saying: Cordyeps! This type of fungus can infect the bodies of worker ants and essentially turn them into zombies (Though not raising from the dead.) Also, ASAP Science points out that zombies could be a real thing as well (even though there are plenty of assumptions and variables that need to be recognized before practically applied.) But yeah, Jesus rising from the dead? Nope.

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  60. lavenderson Posted on December 2, 2015 at 11:45 pm

    The argument that atheism is not a faith is ridiculous. it would obviously take faith to believe something you don't know 100%. Since most atheist say they don't know 100%, then that fact that you believe something you're not 100% sure on is clearly faith.

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  61. All Things Aggro Posted on December 15, 2015 at 5:15 pm

    Yikes, this video really lacks good reasoning. Many hermeneutical errors involved, and straw-man arguments.

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  62. Eric D Posted on December 18, 2015 at 12:25 am

    You have to admit, believing that all the matter in the universe condensed into tiny space and then exploded is pretty ridiculous. Besides, the big bang doesn't explain the origin of matter. Where did the matter come from in the first place? These theories, even if true, are still insufficient in explaining how everything began.

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  63. Coasty30 Posted on December 23, 2015 at 5:51 am

    So it takes more effort to leave the lid on a pickle jar rather than removing it.

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  64. skeptical rick Posted on January 8, 2016 at 6:15 pm

    Atheist do not have faith. its really that simple. scientists have been able to look back and see the universe expand merely moments after the rapid expansion of the universe, before that we dont know. show me something testable, tangible, or anything that can prove the existence of any deity please. Also a scientific theory must be based on a careful and rational examination of the facts.

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  65. Erica Yi Posted on January 25, 2016 at 9:46 pm

    Atheism is not the stance of, "I don't know and I'm okay with that", that is agnosticism.

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  66. Zac A. Posted on January 27, 2016 at 5:17 pm

    Since there is scientific evidence of intelligent design, it does take a large amount of faith to believe in the "multiverse theory", which if i'm not mistaken has no observable evidence to back it up. Even tho I wish every human was a Christian, I do appreciate how polite Hemant is in his videos. I wish everyone could just get along no matter what our differences are, but apparently some people don't see it that way.

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  67. Friedrich Schopenhauer Posted on April 14, 2016 at 10:53 pm

    Switching words about as you do to make unbelief out to be on par with religious beliefs is too silly.
    Atheists do not have faith in atheism, and necessarily so.

    Now, I don't like the new atheists, and I think if you put away the religious nonsense we could have a more serious philosophical exchange on the issue of whether or not there's something that could be called "god" nowadays, since the new atheists are mostly fading away, or dissolving into quasi-religious silliness à la PZ Myers (idiot) and "Atheism+" (wimps).

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  68. Friedrich Schopenhauer Posted on April 14, 2016 at 10:54 pm

    Directed at theists etc.

    V

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  69. Jan Hald Posted on May 24, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    It does take more faith to be an atheist, as many people in history have shown such as Nietzsche. More contemporary atheists make up atheists don't have faith, but then believe that a 'nothing' created everything out of 'nothing' for no reason.

    Now that takes much for faith than to believe in flying horses with horns, as anything magical is possible in an atheist universe. Also anything does, so morality is not an issue.

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  70. Max Doubt Posted on August 11, 2016 at 6:06 pm

    Christians who use this argument and pretend to be mystified by atheism are forgetting: when it comes to other gods, they themselves are atheists.

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  71. ICU 812 Posted on August 17, 2016 at 6:45 pm

    You can do mental backflips all you want and try to make words mean what you want them to, but I'll believe a dictionary any day over you idiots.
    Faith doesnt require a god or gods, a religion doesnt require a god or gods. Heres why

    Faith
    1.)Trust or belief i someone or something.

    2.) Trust or belief in a god or gods.

    3.) belief by aprehension rather than proof.

    So there you go, 3 categories and definitions. Its like the word "government". What kind of government. We know what a government is, but there are different forms of it. The same is true for the words FAITH a d RELIGION. Saying Atheism isnt a religion is like saying gay butt sex isn't shitty. You can do a mental back flip and say its chocolatey to you, however it doesnt change the objective point.

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  72. Tommy Williams Posted on November 19, 2016 at 12:03 am

    I got told this today and was a bit confused by the statement. Thank you for this video.

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  73. Redman Posted on January 4, 2017 at 9:52 pm

    Lol Christians believe in the big bang. It was the Bible which stated the universe had a beginning. Atheists used to believe the universe was eternal until science proved them wrong.

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  74. Eddie Barun Posted on January 11, 2017 at 8:25 pm

    Are you salty at theist's though.

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  75. Adam Youdell Posted on April 17, 2017 at 3:08 pm

    This saying has been overanalyzed, bigtime. What this really means to the theist is "I know what god does to unbelievers". This is simply about fear and is just Pascal's wager.

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  76. Joshua Hicks Posted on May 13, 2017 at 7:18 pm

    Science does not prove The Big Bang Theory at all. Athiests made it up.

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  77. Rubeus Archos Posted on June 23, 2017 at 3:24 pm

    the question one must asks is what is faith? It is noun. it can, based on doctrines of a religion that deal with god or gods rather than proof. Thats just the religious meaning. one can have faith in something with out religious aspect attached to it.

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  78. Jack Posted on October 29, 2017 at 3:05 pm

    Just show some evendece, than read them 3 pages from the bible.

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  79. Hiram Guerra Posted on December 4, 2017 at 3:46 pm

    I think it takes more balls to believe in the unseen.

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  80. Encino Man Posted on January 8, 2018 at 9:58 am

    I believe in a creator of the universe. I cant say i know who the creator is but i do believe it was created and designed.

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  81. Jack Jack Posted on January 19, 2018 at 5:23 pm

    No, the easiest method to deflecting this argument is to label faith as 'bad.' So when they said they don't have the faith to be an atheist, you say 'So havin' faith is a bad thing?' The logic pretzels they make out of that should be entertaining.

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  82. Tolawak Gelana Posted on February 20, 2018 at 12:45 pm

    You looks like a man who believe through reasoning, but here's the problem: either you are too ignorant to look at the evidence or
    or u don't wanna believe in God no matter what.
    Advice: read The book "I DON'T HAVE ENOUGH FAITH TO BE AN ATHEIST" again.

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  83. Peter Fairhurst Posted on March 12, 2018 at 2:44 pm

    This guy doesn't know what he's talking about.  Every breakthrough in science gives further force to the belief that there is a divine, creative hand behind life and the universe.  DNA> …just evolved of it's own accord.  The Big Bang?…the bible says that God created the universe from nothing and now it's been proved. I could go on. Atheists should do some research into what scientists are discovering…..increasingly they privately admit that Life CANNOT have happened just by chance.  Pete (England)

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  84. John Besancon Posted on April 29, 2018 at 9:41 pm

    You respond by saying that is right. You either have faith in a self existing God or a self existing universe. Your faith is in science, God created science.

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  85. Kevin Rauch Posted on April 30, 2018 at 2:08 am

    From a scientific perspective, there is no proof about the presence or absence of a God. Scientific evidence does not prove or require the presence of a supreme being, but neither does it rule out that possibility. In this sense, believers and atheists are both wrong and agnostics are correct. One could make the valid argument that atheism requires more faith because it leaves more unanswered questions. Also, many people would probably rather believe in God and find out that there isn't than not believe God and find out that there is. In this sense, it does require more faith (in the specific belief that God does NOT exist) to be an atheist.

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  86. TheZoneRanger Posted on May 10, 2018 at 9:17 pm

    Saying that atheism requires more faith is not atheism, because atheism rejects god religion, so how can you have faith but be an atheist?

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  87. Jack Coolidge Posted on July 9, 2018 at 12:43 am

    You say atheists don’t claim to know everything and neither do religious they simply put an answer in god for the things which science cannot prove instead of simply saying I don’t know. You say these fringe ideas such as not accepting the Big Bang or denial of evolution both of which are accepted by the Catholic Church world wide are the everyday religious persons views. You try to make any viewer agree with you by making the other side of this argument somehow look dumber. I see these tactics and though they work on many know they don’t work on all.

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  88. Wagnerswaggn3r Posted on October 31, 2018 at 3:55 am

    I’ll be praying for you.

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  89. abdellahi abderahmane Posted on November 22, 2018 at 5:53 pm

    BS.

    You personally didn't prove the big bang, nor is everyone in this comment section.

    Talking about humility means you should stand in mid-distance between those who believe in the big bang and those who don't, because YOU DIDN'T PROVE the big bang nor disproved.
    When was the last time you saw a red shift due to Doppler effect ?

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  90. Brad Johnson Posted on November 25, 2018 at 10:21 pm

    Theres no evidence for the big bang theory or evolution. They are religions lol atheist are the dumbest people ever

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  91. uncleanunicorn Posted on December 9, 2018 at 8:25 pm

    Does it take faith to not believe in Zeus?

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  92. Mark J. Hannah Posted on December 25, 2018 at 10:59 am

    🤣🤣🤣

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  93. Johan Kurniawan Posted on January 12, 2019 at 5:31 pm

    Christian: Do you believe that there is no God?
    Atheist: Yes
    Christian: Are you sure?
    Atheist: I'm sure
    Christian: How sure are you?
    Atheist: 100% sure
    Christian: Truly I tell you, I have not found anyone on earth with such great faith.

    Don't worry, we're all going to find out the answer in the end. I do respect honest skeptics though.

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  94. vincent parrella Posted on January 31, 2019 at 2:07 am

    Pretty weak argument about the unicorn 😂

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  95. Yasmine Metayer Posted on March 3, 2019 at 10:45 pm

    This man is FINE. 😍

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  96. SanSebastian Posted on March 29, 2019 at 10:03 pm

    You're teaching like you know a lot and yet you can't even define yourself properly. You're not an atheist, you're an agnostic. If you're an atheist prove me that God doesn't exist. You HAVE to know that God doesn't exist to be an atheist and we both know you can't do that. You're lying to yourself and don't even know about it. There is no God and I can't prove it but there is no God! There is no God! Good one.

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  97. cool goggles kid Posted on April 20, 2019 at 4:19 am

    it doesn't take faith but it does take confidence, you need to be confident in your knowledge that something is incorrect if the claim that is incorrect could send you to eternal torcher after you die. what theists don't realize is that confidence doesn't come from faith, it comes from basic understandings of the world with non contradictory beliefs

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  98. tsimahei Posted on May 25, 2019 at 11:35 pm

    thank you for showing us why people lose faith in atheism and move on.

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