LET’S ANNOY ‘EM & PRAY FOR ‘EM!
I do not dislike people who claim to be atheists. Frankly, I think they are more dogmatic and have more “faith” in their lack of “faith” than most of us who claim to believe in a higher power. They don’t have the intellectual honesty to admit their very worship of their atheism is a religion in itself.
I don’t know about you, but I find the whole thing rather delicious. The practitioners of the Atheist Religion are not content just to not believe anything – be a normal agnostic. No, they must destroy anything that even slightly reeks of Christianity. They have no sense of humor, have massive chips on their scrawny little shoulders, and are always trying to make trouble. No wonder they feel persecuted, themselves.
Instead of acting like normal adults, they must have their little temper tantrums and set up their altars to nothingness, and force their lack of a religion, religion on everyone else, no matter how much we do not want it.
They have a bad attitude.
Even worse, it really doesn’t matter what goes on, what holiday it is, they are out to ruin the party. My grandfather Reidhead had a saying, “Just go have your own way and make everyone hate you.”
I think that describes our pathetic little atheists to a “T”.
Just pick up one of Austin Cline’s columns about atheism. I am ashamed to say I don’t spend as much time pontificating on my Christian faith as Cline does his atheistic religion. Cline wrote the following dribble:
“…Atheists are hated more than any other group in America. Surprised? Atheists know this very well, but a recent survey conducted by the University of Minnesota has provided new evidence of it. According to most of those surveyed, atheists fall below Muslims, gays, and every other minority group when it comes to “sharing their vision of American society.”…”
If nothing else proves an atheist practicing the religion of atheism had absolutely no grasp of what Christianity is, the above paragraph does it. Cline obviously does not comprehend that by our very nature, Christians are not ALLOWED to hate. The very practice of giving one’s life to Christ, surrendering to His love, precludes any form of hatred – not from someone who is truly a Christian.
In the Lord’s prayer we pray: “Forgive us our debts (trespasses, sins) as WE HAVE FORGIVEN those of others. God the Father forgives us as we forgive others. Therefore, we cannot hate.
Yea, I hate to burst that little atheist bubble, but we don’t hate you. We love you. We are praying for you. We want you to be happy and learn how to play well with others and love them the way you love yourself. You can’t do this by constantly looking to be offended.
Get over it. You’re not that important.
Forward Day by Day for December 10 has the perfect ending to this post:
“…Lord, teach me to give as you have given, ungrudgingly and without fear. Teach me to eagerly share with the needy the abundance you have given me. To those in need of love, let me show your love; to those in need of joy, your joy; to those who seek peace, your peace.
Teach me to give patience when patience is far from my mind. Teach me to be kind and merciful when those around me are not. Teach me your goodness, shining in the darkness. Teach me your humility, putting others before myself. Teach me discipline in all things, and teach me not to count the cost. Let me be faithful always to you.
Then shall love and joy and peace return to me, blessed by you and ready to be shared with all your children. As I share your gifts, Lord, you will fill me anew with your blessing that I may continue to share and share again….”
I think that’s what is so sad about someone who is a die-hard practitioner of the atheist religion. They don’t understand that Christ requires that we love one another, not hate.