Atheism- A truly empty answer.

Richard Dawkins has declared himself the supreme being in the known universe. He and his acolytes are the keepers of eternal wisdom, cryptic knowledge that the feeble of mind cannot truly understand, because after all we don’t have PHDs in microbiology. But we don’t need that, because Mr. Dawkins tells us why we’re delusional if we believe in God.

When you listen to the statistics that Bill O’Reilly gives regarding atheism in the world, it is quite clear to me that we are headed into a very dark era. Perhaps not within my lifetime, but I believe, that driven by the innate needs embedded within us all–the need for hope, meaning, the need to belong to something bigger than ourselves–the West will fall victim to another charismatic tyrant, who, seizing upon the aforementioned hungers, will comfort humanity with lies. We blame the Hitlers, Napoleans and Stalins for the destruction they wrought. But it was the people who gave them power in hopes that spiritual, political and military voids would be filled. And those pits were filled; first with euphoric victories, but ultimately with the worst horrors recorded in history.

Whether religion is good or bad is in reality a moot point. Religion is, always has been, and despite the growing number of atheists, shows only transient cracks in its foundation. Man will search for something to fulfill him, no matter if he outwardly expresses atheism. Here’s a quote from Blaise Pascal, perhaps my favorite philosopher: “There is a God shaped vacuum in the heart of every man which cannot be filled by any created thing, but only by God, the Creator, made known through Jesus.”

The benefits of Christianity to the world are so numerous that I could surely write several books describing them. Even the patterns of thought that atheists and the dwellers of ivory towers expound are actually based on Christian principles. Judge not lest yea be judged, turn the other cheek, help for the poor, the equality of each man, the proper treatment of women. Does anyone think that these were commonly accepted principles before Christianity? But what about what such-and-such a medieval monarchy did back in 1324? Just go back to the statements of Jesus and decide for yourself if these medieval states were acting in a Christian manner. Or were they acting as humans do thus proving the need for a savior?

“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, “I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ “Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these,my brethren,you did it to me.”

“Love one another.”

“Do unto others as you would have them do to you.”

All Jesus’s sayings. We take these lines of thought for granted, but the peoples first hearing these words did not. Jesus reshaped all of our concious minds and in doing so altered the destiny of the world.

I’ll leave you with one last quote and I do hope that Dawkins will see it and rethink his question as to why I don’t believe in Zeus or any other pagan god:

“I have read in Plato and Cicero sayings that are very wise and very beautiful; but I never read in either of them: “Come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden.” ~St Augustine

1 Response to “Atheism- A truly empty answer.”

  1. 1 Anonymous
    August 23, 2007 at 6:15 pm

    u luvs satan.

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