IS ATHEISM A FRUIT OF CALVINISM?
Something I have noticed is that many of the arguments against Christianity that atheists have assume a Calvinistic view of God – that everything that happens is God’s fault.
I wondered why this was the case until I later realized that many of these atheists actually were former Calvinists or grew up in Calvinistic homes and churches.
I have personally witnessed numerous times Calvinists eventually becoming atheists.
I think this might be because Calvinism blames God for every evil act. One former Calvinist I know used to heavily teach on the “Sovereignty of God,” but when his wife left him and took all his kids because of all his sinning, he started blaming God. “Why is God doing this to me?” And the last I saw he was cursing God and saying, “I hate God!”
Has anyone else noticed that atheism appears to be one of the fruits of Calvinism? I can see why someone would rather believe in atheism than to believe in Calvinism, to believe that there is no god at all than to believe that God is the author of all misery.
~ Jesse Morrell