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The Will to Disbelieve - Atheism as Wish Fulfillment

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Few things are as vital to understand about man as the two complementary truths that he is both created in the image of God and he is fallen.[1] The first ensures that the existence of God is something man cannot not know; the second that some men will nevertheless deny they know it.
The image of God in man is the basis for what Calvin refers to as a sensus divinitatis. “There is,” he says, “within the human mind, and indeed by natural instinct, an awareness of divinity.”[2]
He observes further,
To prevent anyone from taking refuge in the pretense of ignorance, God himself has implanted in all men a certain understanding of his divine majesty… Since, therefore, men one and all perceive that there is a God and that he is their Maker, they are condemned by their own testimony because they have failed to honor him and to consecrate their lives to his will.[3]
Furthermore, this “awareness of divinity” is inescapable.
That there is some God, is naturally inborn in all, and is fixed deep withi…