I was reading a blog the other day, it was innocent enough. It was about the tactics an atheist will use to create doubt in Christians. It gave me pause. I understand why a Christian wants to help an atheist see to their side of things. We Christians are trying to spread God’s good news of salvation and eternal life. The free gift God offers mankind through His Son Jesus Christ. Not a bad deal. We do it in sincere interest of the person.
What is the motivation for the Atheist to turn Christians away from their faith?
If we are crazy, as some suggest, why not just leave us alone. I mean I have met people that, for example, have a belief in ghosts. I happen not to believe in ghosts. I am not running around trying to convince them they are wrong. Creating a website dedicated to altering their position. Writing books like the “Ghost Delusion” or Creating a manual on how to convince people there are no ghosts. But that is exactly what the atheist are doing. Examples: The God Delusion: Richard Dawkins or A Manual for Creating Atheists: Peter Boghossian
What part of Christianity is so offensive anyway? People will quickly point out the Spanish Inquisition or the Crusades as examples of Christian cruelty. However, they neglected to mention groups like the Red Cross and Salvation Army founded by Christians. Christianity brought about institutions like schools, universities, and hospitals. Dare I say even science. Galileo thought to be the father of science saw no conflict between science and religion. Which is ironic as it is the one area that atheists hold on to. In their mind is “science” that makes God no longer needed.
So why destroy a worldview that has done much more good than harm. Especially when you consider that some of histories greatest atrocities were based on a lack of belief in God. In 1932–1933 Holodomor, a man-made famine in Soviet Ukraine 6,000,000 people perished under Stalin, a staunch atheist. Under Hitler's Holocaust, a believer in a superior race, brought about by his embrace of Darwin’s theory of evolution. 6,000,000 Jews lost their lives and more. Mao Zedong, another atheist, his Great Leap Forward led to the deadliest famine in history and the deaths of 20–45 million people. And we can throw Pol Pot in for good measure just under 2,000,000 people. These stats don't bode well that Atheism has the moral high ground. This is just recent history.
So why do atheist want to see the Christian worldview destroyed? Could changing our stance on our faith on our effect our society? Does the current political landscape provide some insight? Our US Senate could not pass a bill this week to protect a baby born alive after an abortion is attempted. Shocking is not a strong enough word to describe. Infanticide is now acceptable in medical practices. This would have been unheard of in as little as 20 or 30 years ago, my lifetime. We have moved from we need to be able to abort a baby in the womb due to rape to the need to kill a baby outside the womb because the mother changed her mind. Could changing our stance on our faith on our effect our society?
You can’t have your own moral opinion if there is a God that is a moral law giver. If we surrender our worldview to an atheistic mindset all we have left are opinions on morality. These opinions will change as time goes on as people change their mind. If this is what atheism has to offer as a worldview we need to push back.
While Christians are not perfect, never have been never will be. Me very much included in that group. However, as far as our faith goes. We have much we can trust and hold to. Our faith is not blind as or misguided as an atheist would hope you convince you to believe. Our faith lands with a good rational defensible position. We must arm ourselves with this evidence if we are to speak in the public square and reason with people for our well-founded belief system.
Author - Guy Yasika
Looking to profess my faith to anyone that will listen.