are neutral on the question of the existence of God.
Atheism is a belief
system -- and just like any other belief system there are those who are
passionate about their beliefs.
Just as most "Christians"
are not interested in spreading their beliefs, most atheists have a live
and let live attitude. But those who write books and create web sites
are passionate enough about their beliefs to write and argue in favor
of their beliefs -- sometimes writing extensively. They work so hard at
this because they are trying to convince people they are right. That is,
convince people that atheism is the correct belief.
Not only are they
not objective, they very strongly biased toward the atheist point of view.
Atheists are not neutral on the question of
Information written by an atheist should be treated just like any other
documents, it needs to be evaluated and it needs to be backed up by proven
facts, before accepting it.
Does potential bias
in someone's writing eliminate that writing from being useful? Not at
all. Historians have developed techniques for reconstructing the truth
from even a biased document. Concerning biased documents historian Gary
Habermas writes, "As Hadas explained, scholars can make allowance
not only for subjective facets involved in the recording and interpretation
of events, but even for incorrect data. The reconstructing of ancient
history relies on the ability of the scholar to determine the facts of
the past in spite of these deterrents." *
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* Gary Habermas,
The Historical Jesus, page 261, paraphrasing from the "Introduction"
to The Complete Works of Tacitus, by Moses Hadas, pp. IX-XIX