June 09, 2007

Atheism Tends To Be Rather Self Defeating

Our church--meeting in what was an old Cineplex, has one of the biggest signs in the community. We put it to good use with catchy sayings--usually of a humorous nature but that contains some thought provoking bite.

The one we recently had up spawned some criticism. Apparently a few atheists took offense that either we were implying they don't exist or we were saying, God doesn't believe they exist. That they would complain at all is profoundly ironic.

On the surface, the sign has simply been misunderstood. It was a humorous twist on the logic that atheists use to deny God. Namely--"I don't believe in God. Therefore, God does not exist."

So the sign read, "God does not believe in atheists, therefore atheists don't exist." What is remarkable and underscores the arrogant sin nature of the human heart, is that the people we heard from felt justified in getting angry at the insinuation that God would deny their existence. First that's just down right weird because if God doesn't exist who cares that he would deny they exist?

But equally odd is that, while they found it offensive that someone, anyone would deny their existence, they saw no problem that they--who are mere lumps of clay to whom God gives breath--would deny God's existence. Isn't that wild? The void of logical reasoning is dumbfounding to me but then God did say that He sent a delusion on those who deny his existence.

Romans chapter 1 is very clear. "For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God, or give thanks; but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened." (Romans 1:21) It spells out the numerous consequences of their denial of God and none of them are pleasant.

The mind of man is a curious contradiction indeed but one cannot dismiss the Creator and expect it carries no fall out. I've said it many times over the years but the Bible says it better. "God will not be mocked--for that which you sow, so shall you reap." Atheists need not worry about a silly sign; they need to worry about their foolish disbelief and turn their eyes in repentance to the One they currently deny.


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