Friday, April 3, 2009

With friends like atheists . . .

Atheists constantly remind us of the brave new world about to unfold once Christianity is out of the road. In their ignorance, atheists fail to note that if Jesus is not worshipped, then something else will be given our allegiance. Even atheism itself is moving inexorably toward a godless spirituality. The number of atheist posts where the blogger is trying to rationalise h/her deep need for a spiritual connection and who is also trying to justify inserting spirituality into the hopeless, absurd atheist paradigm is startling.

In September of 2008, the Wall Street Journal reported:
“The reality is that the New Atheist campaign, by discouraging religion, won't create a new group of intelligent, sceptical, enlightened beings. Far from it: It might actually encourage new levels of mass superstition. And that's not a conclusion to take on faith -- it's what the empirical data tell us.

"What Americans Really Believe," a comprehensive study released by Baylor University, shows that traditional Christian religion greatly decreases belief in everything from the efficacy of palm readers to the usefulness of astrology. Check your local news paper, internet news source or the marquees lining the sidewalk and you can’t fail to notice the dramatic increase in pagan spirituality as Christian influence declines. The study also shows that the irreligious, far from being resistant to superstition, tend to be much more likely to believe in the paranormal and in pseudoscience than evangelical Christians....

This is not a new finding. In his 1983 book "The Whys of a Philosophical Scrivener," sceptic and science writer Martin Gardner cited the decline of traditional religious belief as one of the causes for an increase in pseudoscience, cults and superstition. He referenced an earlier study published in the magazine Sceptical Inquirer that showed irreligious college students to be by far the most likely to embrace paranormal beliefs, while born-again Christian college students were the least likely.

As atheism devolves into mythological stories for the beginnings of our universe, as atheists fight tooth and nail to keep from having to give of themselves, their time and their money, as atheists promote a society where tolerance of any degenerate and destructive behaviour is gleefully promoted as long as it flies in the face of Christianity, the atheist’s absolute denial of the Absolute shows itself as destructive of self, of family, of community and country.

Maybe we should be glad that atheists give so little of themselves to the rest of the world. Like the saying goes, With friends like atheists, who needs enemies.

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