Driving to work today, I was greeted with a new billboard along Harbor Blvd for Mother’s Day. It featured a lovely photo of a mother playing with her child. In big bold letters, the message was YOU DON’T NEED A GOD TO LOVE YOUR CHILDREN, and it was sponsored by some ‘skeptic’ group, another word these days for ‘atheists’.
Clearly, atheists are not at all content to simply disbelief (which is their claim, by the way – an outright lie). Atheists oftentimes are both anti-God activists and anti-believer crusaders. Apparently, this God that they claim to disbelieve the existence of bothers them SO MUCH, they spend real big money on campaigns to celebrate their belief in nothing.
Some atheists now have formed churches so that they can gather and worship nothing. There are groups of skeptical atheists who get together with families and friends to fellowship with each other over nothing. Of course, this kind of nonsense has transformed simple disbelief into a faith of its own. The faith of belief in nothing.
Sure, atheists will tell you that they don’t believe in a God, but then ask them: Is there a God out there? The atheists who say “no” have made the most irrational statement about faith imaginable, because one cannot know that somewhere out in the vastness of the universe there is NO GOD. Of course it’s possible.
The atheist who tells you “I don’t know, I want evidence” is saying that he or she is open to considering the evidence, and is therefore NOT an atheist after all but an agnostic. Agnosticism is sitting on the fence, waiting for a lightning bolt to hit. It’s at the very least more reasonable than outright atheism, but it doesn’t get the agnostic anywhere at all.
So next time you see one of these anti-God, anti-church, anti-believer messages on a billboard, remember that the people who paid for it are usually angry with God (and therefore the faithful as well) and are on a crusade to get others to be angry as well.
To those who disbelieve; I have no desire to force you to believe anything. I urge you to allow us the same courtesy, to believe in and trust God because we have a right to. That’s all. Peace.