There are certain experiences that atheism simply cannot explain
"One day in September 2008, Vander Woude’s 20-year-old son Josie, who has Down syndrome, fell through a broken septic tank cover in their yard. The tank was eight feet deep and filled with sewage. After trying and failing to rescue his son by pulling on his arm from above, Vander Woude jumped into the tank, held his breath, dove under the surface of the waste, and hoisted his son onto his shoulders. Josie was rescued a few minutes later. By then his 66-year-old father was dead.
This is something that any father, atheist or believer, might do for his son. But only the believer can make sense of the deed.”
I’m sorry, what? Because I’m not religious I don’t have the ability to understand why I would want to sacrifice MY life for my own son? Absolutely ludicrous.
Yeah, that’s a totally despicable framing. It suggests that atheists are heartless, nihilistic solipsists. (They must have been thinking of libertarians!) And couched within that framing is an argument from ignorance fallacy, but whose counting?