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The Faith of an Atheist

by Ron Bartanen

Recently I listened as an atheist on the radio attempted to defend his faith.  In his remarks he tried to defend the current moves to remove all positive references to the Christian faith from public locations such as court houses, public parks, public schools, etc.  As I thought about this, I realized his inconsistency.  Atheistic faith, which rejects God as Creator, substituting evolution in His place, is daily poured into the minds of children in classrooms across our country.

Some would suggest, however, that it is only religious views that should be taboo—that an atheist is one who has no faith.  True, he is without faith in God, but he has a faith, a dogmatic creed that asserts that there is no God.  This creed forms the grounds for his worldview and basic philosophy of life.

An atheist acknowledges no God outside our created universe, thereby making himself his own god.  He views the world and universe as self-existent, and man as an animal—an animal at the top of the evolutionary tree, but an animal nonetheless.  The religion of atheism is more popularly known as “secular humanism,” which has tragically become our nation’s religion—a religion promoted in public grammar schools, high schools and universities.  As we see our nation’s moral values plummeting, it is largely due to a change in worldview, a consequence of an atheistic view that would eliminate God from our society.

Has what Paul wrote of previous civilizations in Romans 1:28-29 already become true of our great nation: “And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting: being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness: full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness….”?  Both the Christian’s faith and the atheist’s faith have consequences.  Which will we choose?

Ron Bartanen lives in Sullivan, IL and  preaches for the  Arthur Church of Christ

 




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