Tuesday, April 24, 2007

The Religion of Atheism

Well, one of my favorite Blog Patrollers, David, sent me a link to an article from religion news blog that reports on the rise of "militant atheism" in Europe. Oddly enough, Albert Mohler reported on his blog today the substance from a recent The Los Angeles Times article on the rise of secularism and the decline of Christianity in recent years in Western Europe.

Its awful to see the former bastion of Christianity that was Western Europe beginning to be dominated by secularist ideals, but it is ironic to see this form of "militant atheism." With all due respec to the author of the religion blog article, I prefer to use the term "evangelical atheism," for that is really their goal. They may use militant measures to advance their agenda, but make no mistake about it, their aim is to win converts.

Bob Dylan once wrote, "You're gonna serve somebody. It may be the devil or it may be the Lord, but you're gonna serve somebody." That is absolutely the truth. In their attempts to abolish religion, atheists set up a religious system of their own. The only question for atheists is, which god will they serve? It may be the latest philosophical guru or Freud, or even themselves, but regardless of who they serve, the fact remains that they will worship something or someone, and isn't that the basis of religion? Good try guys, but you'll have to do better than that to abolish religion.

It should really come as no shock to Christians that people set up idols for themselves, this has been the case since the beginning of time. Further, it has not been that long since Nietzsche declared God dead. But, the apostle Paul warned us of these things to come in Romans 1. Men have indeed become lovers of themselves and haters of God, but do not be discouraged.

God is still alive, God is still working, and God will have His way! God Be Praised!

2 comments:

Kip said...

This should come as no suprise to thinking Christians. The influx of other religions and political correctness (or better stated,"The denial of truth") in the European theatre has left little room for growth in the Christian church. Centuries of corruption and abuses within the so-called "Church" have left most Europeans with a sinical view of organized religion in general. This leads people to feel that they can only trust what they can see and touch. Therfore, being their own god seems to be the next logical step for them. Hence the growing number of Environmental extremists, Global Warming fanatics, Atheists and other fringe movements. Until the Church of The Lord Jesus Christ shows itself to be true disciples of Christ, our numbers will continue to decline. Jesus' command to "love one another..." must be our focus if we are to swing the balance back toward rigtousness.

Kip said...

This should come as no suprise to thinking Christians. The influx of other religions and political correctness (or better stated,"The denial of truth") in the European theatre has left little room for growth in the Christian church. Centuries of corruption and abuses within the so-called "Church" have left most Europeans with a sinical view of organized religion in general. This leads people to feel that they can only trust what they can see and touch. Therfore, being their own god seems to be the next logical step for them. Hence the growing number of Environmental extremists, Global Warming fanatics, Atheists and other fringe movements. Until the Church of The Lord Jesus Christ shows itself to be true disciples of Christ, our numbers will continue to decline. Jesus' command to "love one another..." must be our focus if we are to swing the balance back toward rigtousness.