Recently I watched the latest Liam Neeson flick entitled The Grey. It was absolutely brutal and entirely atheistic. There was no attempt to disguise the nihilistic underpinnings of meaninglessness, hopelessness, and despair.
Midway through this numbing assault on mind and emotion, one character speaks, somewhat wistfully, of the value of faith. He is swiftly rebuffed as being a delusional fool. The other men have no use for “fiction” or “fairy tales.” For them the “only thing real” is the “cold” and the “snow” [a tip of the cap to atheistic materialism].
Near the end, the protagonist, with uplifted gaze, cries out to God: “Prove yourself!” His excruciating plea is met with nothing but silent, pale grey. And in a rage he bellows forth a torrent of obscenities and blasphemies against the Deity he denies.
What irony. To whom does the atheist scream? Against what or whom does he rail? The flying spaghetti monster? Hardly. I was immediately reminded of Vox Day’s “atheist creed”: 1) There is no God and 2) I hate him.
To be sure, it was more than a little difficult to watch! But this is the all too real condition—the contradiction--of those who suppress the knowledge of God’s existence. Thus, it seems that dead atheists are all dressed up with nowhere to go and living atheists are all obsessed with phantoms of “lesser minds.”
But make no mistake: Atheism is not merely the “absence of belief.” (I don’t believe in many things and this has never been a source of frustration.) No, the absence of belief is not responsible for the atheist’s anger. Rather, the atheist is inflamed because he suppresses the Truth.
I was reminded of the atheist’s fury, oddly enough, when I posted this status on my Facebook: The biblical truth is each of us is born in sin. Being "born gay" has absolutely no bearing on the sinfulness of homosexuality.
Obviously, the above sentiment has little or nothing to do with atheism per se, but it provoked the wrath of non-theists all the same. Consequently, a few Christian brethren and I were subjected to a withering assault from these non- believers.
Their comments are nothing but ad hominems, straw men, red herrings, and non sequiturs. Their logical fallacies contain more errors than words. (And please bear in mind, these folks pride themselves on “reason” and “rationalism” and “tolerance.”)
Here are a few selections [I have left the spelling and syntax unedited]:
Wow...what a bunch of bigots. You clowns can go back to giving each other hand jobs while you're reading "the good book”
Quit quoting scripture, you idiots! Read something educational and better yourselves!
Are you guys affiliated with the priests that molest children.
you idiots use the words "reason" and "god" in the same posts, yet neither has anything to do with the other. FYI, you guys believe in a old man who floats around in the sky, and that imaginary friend dictates your lives. Pathetic really. Listening to you guys and your ignorant hate only solidifies my atheism and non-homophobic ideology. Good luck with that afterlife thingy…
Your imaginary friend who created the world 6,000, 7,000, maybe even 10,000 years ago? Your hate towards your fellow man is simply wrapped up neatly in a religious dogma that you use to justify your own insecurities dumbass.
Keep preachin it dopes!
You terds are a riot! are you hitting on me? You wanna make out with me, don't you?
You must have been voted "Most Likely to be a Condescending Bigot" your senior year. Again, funny, funny shit kid.
Evolution is real, creationism is simply a story. Thus, it is "reasonable" to believe in evolution and not the story of Adam and Eve, or Noah, etc. There turd, that is my "philosophical musing" for ya.
you believe in a book, which apparently you believe is "fact." Name one fact from the bible kid.
By the way, I can jump over buildings. Don't believe me?? Fool, I wrote it in a book, so you know it's true.
I guess this god hates kids he gives AIDS to; starves kids in Somalia, kills kids in car crashes, etc. etc. Believe that because people can't prove a negative, that you have the "upper hand." All you have bud is magic wrapped up in superstition engulfed in fear with a topping of brain washing. And if your god is the god that starves those kids or gives them AIDS, then fuck your god. He's an asshole.....
“You kids keep usin dem big ol words and believing what you say is somehow refuting anything. "Atheistic non reason." That makes ZERO sense putz. Keep preaching bigotry and hate, mask it with chrisianity and believing you're a good person…Too much Dungeons and Dragons for you squids......”
I have dialogued with many, many atheists; and while some of them do not use such unpalatable terminology, all of them--without exception--are essentially the same. Despite the overwhelming evidence to the contrary, every atheist with whom I’ve interacted [read, heard, or debated] esteems himself to be intellectually and morally superior to theists. Indeed, atheists are elitist in every sense of the word.
As I contemplate the above comments coming from my detractors, the hatred is palpable: the derision and animosity for scripture, the expletives and epithets, the irrationality and madness. The American Church needs to understand that the persecution so rampant in other parts of the world is lurking barely below the surface right here at home.
After reading these invectives hurled towards Christians, can anyone reasonably conclude that these "tolerant" folks would NOT incarcerate, "re-educate," silence, take the children of, and even execute or exterminate Bible believing people of faith? There really is no "middle ground" is there?
I've little doubt that these God-hating, antichrists--if sufficiently empowered--would "feed us to the lions" without hesitation. Nothing has changed. The spirit of the world is very much alive and well and is as raging mad against God and His people as ever.
“And you will be hated by all for My name’s sake” (Luke 21:17). We’ve been warned, brothers and sisters. We’ve been warned.