I had an atheist tell me that I still hold to outdated rules. Like probably 98% of atheists, seeing life from a child’s point of view led this man to resent a moral system that cramps his style. It’s kind of like this.
Imagine a child who’s had three cookies. They taste really good so he asks his dad for more, and his dad says, “No.” The kid is taken aback. He thinks, ‘How could someone who loves me, deny me what I want?’ He begins to cry and says, “You don’t love me! You’re mean!”
Of course, any parent reading this knows that sometimes we need to say, “No,” to our children. It doesn’t make sense to the kids. It even makes them dislike us. Still, we need to do it for their own good.
Atheists never grow beyond that childish tendency. They cannot imagine someone who loves them ever saying “No” to them or allowing difficulties into their lives, or asking them to deny themselves something that they really, really want. In fact, it’s easer for atheists to imagine that God doesn’t exist than to believe that He would allow hardship and struggle to enter their lives.
For example when God says to save sexual intimacy for a faithful monogamous relationship, atheists, in a childlike manner stomp their feet and say, “That’s an old, stupid, rule.” So what if a world without STD’s could be ours if only we’d obey that rule! In the atheist mind, a world marinaded in the scourge of HIV is more desirable than self-denial - of anything.
When Creator God says to not divorce; when He says to fix the marital problems rather than walk away from them, immature atheists hold their breath until they get their way to pop into and out of relationships. After all, that’s an old rule and how can an old rule have any benefit for today's society? As a result millions of children are forced to put on so many layers of protection that “loving” someone and getting close to someone is becoming practically impossible.
In arrogance and pride, atheists can’t imagine anyone knowing more than they do. So, rather than listening to their Parent they steal cookies until sick to the stomach.