Atheism Expert Austin Cline of atheism.about.com sets out to debunk an alleged myth touted by religious apologists in his article Myth: Atheists Believe in Lots of Unprovable Things, Like Love and Beauty. In the piece (it has since been removed) he addresses what he sees as a false claim leveled at non-believers: “Atheists and other so-called rationalists believe in many things they cherish, but which are unprovable: love, value, beauty, etc.” This this is done as an attempt to establish what he says is a false parallel between believers and non believers when it comes to their “approach to matters of truth” Despite his attempts to falsify the claim, the essay ultimately fails to make any argument that would successfully refute the proposed myth.
Many skeptics wonder how a God could know all the things that have not yet happened if humans allegedly have free will. They argue that God being omniscient invalidates the concept that we have the ability to make free choices. A common formulation of argument is as follows:
If God is perfectly omniscient and knows beforehand what choices we are going to make, there is no possibility that there could be a different outcome. If there is only one possible outcome, then all choices have been predetermined. If our acts have been predetermined, then there is no such thing as free will.