According to recent research, atheists may not actually exist! In an article for Science 2.0, Nury Vittachi wrote that the way human brains are wired seems to make it impossible for someone to actually be a true atheist.
Nury writes, “Cognitive scientists are becoming increasingly aware that a metaphysical outlook may be so deeply ingrained in human thought processes that it cannot be expunged.” He goes on to say that “this line of thought has led to some scientists claiming that ‘atheism is psychologically impossible because of the way humans think.’” Vittachi highlights the tendency for humans all over the world to believe in God, spirituality, the immortality of the soul, and the ultimate triumph of justice.
Of course, according to Vittachi, this must have some kind of evolutionary explanation: “If a tendency to believe in the reality of an intangible network is so deeply wired into humanity, the implication is that it must have an evolutionary purpose.”
Well, God’s Word has already been saying that there are no true atheists! I find it ironic that they have basically come to a biblical conclusion through a secular starting point and still have to attribute it to their religion of evolution. Also, they are trying to give an explanation to something that cannot be explained by natural means. Here is what the Bible says:
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man—and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things. (Romans 1:18–23)
People know that God exists, not because this knowledge has an evolutionary advantage, but because God has given each person the ability to know He exists—and thus those who choose to reject God are “without excuse” for their disbelief.
Someday every single person will stand before God and be held accountable for their sins (John 3:18; 2 Thessalonians 2:12). Sadly, many people will face God’s wrath and judgment because they refused to receive God’s Son, Jesus Christ, as their Savior. Jesus Christ has paid the penalty of death that we all deserve because of our sin in Adam. Scripture says, “If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved” (Romans 10:9).