There is a huge difference between how atheists and spiritual people see the world. I call what Christians possess as “Wide Band Awareness.” We know that there is more to life than what meets the senses. Atheists COULD experience more of life but they have deliberately restricted their knowledge to that which the senses can perceive. They have deliberately restricted the amount of knowledge they can attain. This has been done for one reason and one reason only. To allow themselves contact with that which is outside of nature would pose a grave threat to the atheist world-view.
This is unfortunate because it keeps the atheist from knowing h/herself to the fullest extent possible. While that type of life CAN be lived, it is a very second rate type of living. It’s a life where any admission of weakness, or flaw must be avoided. For to admit weakness or flaw implies a need for help or assistance.
As someone who longs to follow Jesus, I know that I am weak and that I behave in ways that I cannot explain beyond, “I’m an asshole.” Unlike atheists, I cannot be a good person without His help, His influence, His guidance. Unlike atheists, I AM weak. I Am in need of help. It’s been my consistent experience that God is a God of love and justice. I know that God will see me through it all. God wants us to understand what He is doing in our lives; He wants us to see and to discern how it is that He is changing us. This takes time because we are so slow to obey, and only as we obey do we “see” morally and spiritually. John 7:17
Atheists are not just blind in this regard. They are willfully blind. They purposely avoid knowing themselves as fully as possible. Because they ignore the evidence of His creation they are free to deny the existence of Creator God.
Even if the news is grim, I want to know myself better. I want to know my Saviour better. Lord open the eyes of my heart so that I might obey and thereby understand.