Since atheists decry myths you’d think they’d eschew them…but they don’t. On the contrary, I’ve witnessed atheists accepting myths eagerly.
A google search for a definition of “myth” returned this to the top of the list:
a traditional story accepted as history; serves to explain the world view of a people
Atheists have plenty of these. Here’s a list of myths commonly accepted by atheists:
The apostles could not have written the New Testament.
The gospels are embellished accounts of whatever Jesus did, if He existed at all.
Biblical times were superstitious and that’s why people so eagerly accepted the miracles of the Jesus story.
Church councils materially altered the texts of New Testament documents.
Historians disregard the Bible.
Atheists accept such statements as these as obvious on their face and long since proven as fact. They seem unaware how little factual basis sits beneath any of these claims. What’s worse, many of them have no idea they’ve accepted these assertions without evidence, and when anyone challenges them, such a challenger is considered uneducated. And, of course, the irony of this judgment is completely lost on them.
How can people whose claim to legitimacy rests in large part on their unwillingness to accept myths, accept so many myths themselves?