Monday, October 29, 2007

Atheists - "Autonomous, Loose and Randy"

Doug Giles pulls the covers off with his slam-bang funny -- and truthful -- essay, Atheism: An Intellectual Revolt or Pelvic Rebellion?

Look, I’m not buying that the atheists’ altruistic self-professed pursuit of reason is what undergirds their conclusion that God does not exist; I believe it’s because they want to believe that they’ll never be called into eternal accountability for their temporal actions by a holy God. Talk about an opiate for the masses ...

Y’know, Karl Marx said religion is the “opiate of the masses.” I think the real poppy derivative is the black tar belief that tells you atheist lads and lasses that when you take the big dirt nap that’s it. Ah what peace. What a high. No God. No accountability. All our sins of commission and omission will never ever come up again. No pain. No penalty. No heaven. No hell. Imagine. Yeah, dude. Hold that hit. Let it out slowly. Ahhh. Feel better?

There’s your opium.

Ouch. Sometimes the truth hurts. But it is preferable to the alternative; namely, denial of the biblical God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit who wants us to redeem us from a hell of our own design. Update:
What the New Atheists Don’t See -- Theodore Dalrymple (To regret religion is to regret Western civilization)

2 comments:

Aramis said...

But it is preferable to the alternative; namely, denial of the biblical God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit who wants us to redeem us from a hell of our own design.


Is there really a preferable alternative here?

Athos said...

Abit convoluted, Aramis. Sorry. I meant truth is preferable, no matter how painful. Purgatory, without doubt, will be the most pleasurable pain we will ever experience, as all that clings and keeps us from fully experiencing the love of God is scraped, gouged, and scoured off of us. Or, perhaps burnt from us in the holy fire which is God's hesed/agape love.