Friday, June 6, 2008

Village Atheism and Its Pretzel Logic

Hi, folks! I've been somewhat 'distracted' by certain events in my life regarding work and family, which included relocating my family as part of my employment. But I'm back, and I'll soon make some overdue responses to some past comments. In the meantime, enjoy my newest entry, which is a response I made to a Village Atheist who left this rather silly rant on the Craigslist Rants Board.

Village Atheists love to spout off on things they know next to nothing about, because they love to harass believers. If atheism is so wonderful, why don’t atheists jut ignore the Christians and live their wonderful lives without harassing anybody?

Even sadder is that Village Atheists cruise the internet, sniffing up snippets from wherever they can find them in their quest to belittle Christians. The story this atheist is harping on happened 3 years ago.

”The false hope that people are given by this silly story sets them up for great heartache. There is no jesus thing looking out for you! Take care of yourself!”

And why is that any worse than the heartache of being told that your life is simply accidental and has no purpose, other than whatever purpose you decide for it? Where is the inspiration offered by Atheism to live for something greater than yourself?

”There were 3 christian girls beheaded in Indonesia. Why didn't jesus protect them? They were killed for believing in him.”

Human history is filled with stories of martyrs who died for what they believed in. Diane Fossey was killed by poachers because she believed in protecting gorillas. All she had to do was let the poachers kill a few gorillas to make trophies for rich collectors. Instead, she died for the sake of a few animals. Why don’t Atheists bash her because she did nothing to save her own skin?

The fact is, people die for causes that they find greater than themselves. Many of those causes are religious in nature. Atheists do NO good whatsoever in beating dead horses.

"The people who converted those girls are accomplices to murder. They lied to those girls and told them jesus would protect them and look what happened. There were slaughtered!! Where was their great protector then?"

What's sad is that this Atheist has NO IDEA what the parents of those girls told their children. Perhaps the family, knowing the risk posed by being Christians in a den of radical Islam, chose to follow Christianity despite the risks, because they believed in the truth of the Bible. On top of that, religious freedom is a basic human right. Why do Atheists insist on ridiculing people who refused to knuckle under to their oppressors?

Would I be considered an “accomplice to murder” if my kids were killed by Aryan Skinheads, simply because I taught them racial equality?

By the way, the Bible does NOT promise that all people who follow Jesus will be protected from harm. In fact, Jesus warned His followers that they would be despised by non-believers, and among the most hated people on earth. All Village Atheists do with their petty Christian-bashing is validate what Jesus taught so long ago.

The fact remains, that if those poor girls had been the children of Atheists, they would have been considered infidels just the same. If an Atheist is cornered by a bunch of Islamo-fascist thugs carrying weapons, and the Atheist says “Sorry, but I don’t believe in your infantile god fantasies”, do you think the Muslims are going to let the guy go? In reality, the Atheist would most likely lie through his teeth and scream “Allah Akbar!” to try and save himself. For most Atheists, Atheism is just wonderful until someone is expected to die for it.

"I guess he was in the same place he was when all the children were being molested by priests. Nice job! Good to know that jesus will protect his followers."

Village Atheists just love to fault all Christians for the acts of a selfish few, which is they harp on the child molestation controversy. What about the rash of sexual assaults taking place in PUBLIC SCHOOLS, where Christianity has been kicked to the curb?

When it comes to problems in the secular school systems, where Atheists have had their greatest political victories, the silence from Village Atheists is deafening.

And where’s the anger against the Muslim thugs who killed those innocent little girls? The author of the rant was more intent on laying the blame for this crime square upon the shoulders of the victims’ families. It’s like blaming the parents of a rape victim because they had a daughter, or blaming the Holocaust on the Jews.

”NOW do you see why it is stupid?? “

Stupid? As compared to the bigotry and pretzel logic of Village Atheism?