A Stunning and Brave Decal

Ray Patrick

Posted Apr 25, 2022 Return to Blog Index

The other day, I was driving behind someone who had the "atheist atom" decal on their car. You know the one: it's a cartoon of that old, inaccurate "solar system" model of the atom, where an electron orbital is shaped into an "A" for "atheism":

The "atheist atom" logo: a motif combining an "A" for "atheism" with a stylized atom.
The "atheist atom" logo: a motif combining an "A" for "atheism" with a stylized atom.

The irony is almost too good to be true. This kind of decal is sported by someone who has an allegedly "science-based" worldview, but is really just a scientism cultist. In fact, he is using an obsolete scientific model to declare how scientific he is. Therefore, this symbol, chosen by those who arrogate to themselves the office of explaining "science" to the rest of us yokels, is itself a misrepresentation of science. Because it's based on an outdated atomic model, it's also a misrepresentation of reality at one of its deepest levels.

Sometimes the symbols people use symbolize a lot more about them than they know.

The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.
Psalm 14:1