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April 04, 2010

Atheist and Human Philosophy

Col. 2:8  ¶     See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ.

Bertrand Russell, at the end of his life, 90 years of age, the vast majority of his life ?? at least 70 of those years ?? being spent as a philosopher, his last words were, “Philosophy has proved a washout for me.” That’s a long washout.

Thomas Hobbs, the famous English atheistic philosopher, who fostered materialistic psychology and what is called “utilitarian morality,” when he was drawing near his death, said this, “I am about to take a leap into the dark. I shall be glad to find a hole to creep out of this world.”

David Hume, the deistic Scottish philosopher, was an immoral man in every sense of the word, totally indecent, completely dishonest. His biographers tell us that he was a teacher of immorality, a denier of God, and his death was so tragic that his attendants at his death said that he agonized to the point that he shook the entire bed and demanded that the candles be lit all night, that he never be left alone for one moment, and his lips were filled with word of cursing and remorse until he died.

Philosophy was one of my favorite subject in college. I remember comparing human philosophies to God’s word and it fails in comparison to the wisdom of what we can get from Scripture.

During my final oral exam in Philo101, I asked my professor, ” Sir, since day one we have been trying to find answers to man’s questions and I thought this class would help me answer at least one of them”. To which my Philosophy professor answered, ” In Philosophy there are more questions than answers.”

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