What if atheists actually are better human beings than Christians? I’ve thought about that before, but today I’m seriously wondering if that might be true.
I was sooooo angry at my nine year old today. So angry! He’d thrown a metal toy at a younger sibling. I've always hated bullying. I was just furious. I wanted to hurt him. I wanted to say mean things to him. I wanted to throw him to the moon. I didn’t do those things but I wanted to. Oh I so desperately wanted to.
Here’s my point.
. I don’t see how any atheist could be me and say, “I don’t need God in order to be good.”
. I don’t see how any atheist could be me and say, “I don’t need forgiveness.”
When atheists say, “I don’t need God in order to be good,” or when the New York bus campaign says, “One million New Yorkers are good without God,” are they lying? Are they profoundly deluded about their character makeup? Or are they correct?
I’ve long said that we shouldn’t be surprised when sin breaks out in the Church. We don’t become Christians without admitting to the fact that we are sinners; we’re hypocrites, gossips, liars, adulterers, cheats, drunks, abusers of all stripes and sizes and on and on and on. That’s who we are - those of us in Christ.
But what about atheists? Is it perhaps true that atheists don’t see a need for God because they really ARE good people?