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I got to thinking….

Atheism is on the rise, so says the news….and now atheists are going to the sides of buses to spread their anti-God message  http://www.eurweb.com/?p=122078.

Adherents of non-belief blare that the only reasons people believe in God is fear, lack of education….and other reasons that would capture…”weak minded” people. There are certain comedians whom wear the atheist label on their lapels, sit amongst their peers debating intellectual topics, sneering down upon and making Christians the butt of their jokes…and who can blame them when so much of what is done in the name of God by so-called “Christian” religions is so lame and laughable. Religions today are easy prey due to their own posturing in politics and world affairs. Yet, just because a group is deemed to be religious, does that make them true followers of God, guarantee that they are proponents of truth, or even approved by the God they claim to worship? The Bible does say that God must be worshipped in spirit and truth. You cannot mix falsehood with the truth. Is it possible that there is only one true religion?

Atheists love to spout off about how ridiculous the Bible is and deny the existence of God, Adam & Eve, Christ as the son of God, the Miracles….and anything else that might be constituted as something that requires faith. “Don’t See IT…the Don’t Believe it” mentality is seen as the wisdom of this world. Yet, what does Atheism teach?

I remember reading the Life of Pi and laughing at this insightful passage:  “It was my first clue that atheists are my brothers and sisters of a different faith. Like me, they go as far as the legs of reason will carry them – and then they leap. I’ll be honest about it. It is not atheists who get stuck in my craw, but agnostics. Doubt is useful for a while.    … To choose doubt as a philosophy of life is akin to choosing immobility as a means of transportation.”
—      Yann Martel      (Life of Pi)

Of course, the reporter who wrote the article Atheist Campaign Against God Ads in the above mentioned link, also reports that Christians are upset by the bus ads saying, “If they don’t want to believe in God then they should just be quiet about it,” an Anaheim resident, Melinda Holt, was quoted as saying. “Why do they have to buy a poster and put it in public view? I’m a Christian and to see the Holy Bible in an ad that questions its worth – that’s just not OK.”

Come on. Really?  Atheists can have their opinion, they can joke about God, the Bible, religion… and anything else. They can plaster their opinions on buses, write it in the sky, discuss it on their talk shows… or heaven forbid … go door to door and preach their version of the anti-gospel.  After all, we do have freedom of speech…and as a Christian, I am thankful for that. Hey, that freedom of speech is very helpful if you plan on fulfilling your commission as a follower of Christ….Matthew 28:19-20. The Bible says that God let Satan speak in front of an entire assembly of all the angels…so why should the Atheist’s not have their say? Yet they should probably be 100% sure there is no God…otherwise…they are in deep doo-doo.

Am I offended by these new bus posters? Do the comedians offend me? Do the  ridiculous antics of so-called “Christians” offend me?  Am I offended by the religions that do idiotic and cruel things in the name of God? Are you offended? More importantly, Is God Offended?

These are just some things to ponder.

What got me thinking about this was an email I received from a friend tonight. I do not know the originator of the story…and I am not claiming it as my own. Like the story above…I find it interesting…. and amusing… but also very, very sad.

AN ATHEIST AND A LITTLE GIRL ON A PLANE

An atheist was seated next to a little girl on an airplane and he turned to her and said, “Do you want to talk?  Flights go quicker if you strike up a conversation with your fellow passenger.”

The little girl, who had just started to read her book, replied to the total stranger, “What would you want to talk about?”

“Oh, I don’t know,” said the atheist.  “How about why there is no God, or no Heaven or Hell, or no life after death?” as he smiled smugly.

“OK,” she said.  “Those could be interesting topics, but let me ask you a question first.  A horse, a cow, and a deer all eat the same grass. Yet deer excrete little pellets, while a cow turns out a flat patty, but a horse produces clumps.  Why do you suppose that is?”

The atheist, visibly surprised by the little girl’s intelligence thinks about it and says, “Hmmm, I have no idea.”

To which the little girl replies, “Do you really feel qualified to discuss why there is no God, or no Heaven or Hell, or no life after death, when you don’t know crap?”

And then she went back to reading her book.

The end.

So what do you thinK?