Atheism is a movement against nothing
Consider the facts. If an atheist believes that religion and all its doctrine are created from whole cloth, what are they resisting? Yet atheists Christian Retreat California Christian Retreat California still yell “Oh, god, oh god!”when they’re having sex. If there is no god and there never was an historical figure named Jesus, then what their doing is tantamount to calling Christians unicorn chasers and fighting invisible dragons in their garage. In our time, there is a movement that began as a quiet drumbeat off in the distance that can now be heard thumping across the world. It began before anyone reading this book was born and will continue long after we return to dust. It is a movement of non-belief.
Questioning the existence of god
Not so long ago openly doubting god in America meant you were just asking for trouble. In researching my book and speaking with atheists at length I can tell you most will not deny the possibility of an all knowing deity watching over all of us. That isn’t to say that atheists believe that your version of god exists, I’m saying they are still waiting for proof that any god is real.
Can you blame them for doubting?
“God exists.” “How do you know that God exists?” “The Bible says so.” “Why should I believe the Bible?” “Because it’s the inspired word of God.” That argument is like a dog chasing its tail. The only proof of existence of an omnipotent being is in the enthusiasm of his followers. Unless you count the face of Jesus appearing in toast, what divine act has anyone witnessed in the last two thousand years?
The age of science and technology
The Hubble telescope has captured billions of galaxies in deep space and it wasn’t even blessed with holy water. A geneticist can trace your genetic DNA pattern back to your first relative. My great, great, great, great, great, great grandfather was what color?! The Earth is now far beyond any doubt billions of years old, which flies in the face of the biblical account of Genesis. The word ‘god’ doesn’t even appear in the U.S. constitution. So where does the modern day Christian go from here? He or she is really up against it when it comes to proving there is a god.
Faith is great, unless you actually believe in something
I love the sun, I believe it will rise up over the horizon every morning and sink down beneath the edge of the flat Earth. Wait, what? Right, we no longer believe the Earth is flat as once thought. In ancient times you would know the Earth to be flat you didn’t need to have faith in the sun coming and going. Since faith requires zero evidence to be believed, why would you need faith in a star at the center of our solar system that is so constant in our reality? Now describe your faith in god to an atheist without the same proof.
Atheists just do not understand
Are you sure? What if I told you that everyone on planet Earth is an atheist? I’ll bet you I can prove it.
It’s not you, it’s me. I’ve been there
As an attending member of the (Redacted) Baptist Church of Tracy California, three years running, I was a believer in the ‘word of god.’ My mid-teens were spent in the church choir, retreats, sermons, the works. I was baptized of my own volition; no one forced me under the holy (Jacuzzi) water in the effort to save my soul, I was a willing supplicant of the lord.
If you had approached me back then and claimed there was no god, I would have thought you were crazy or in league with Satan. I was really afraid of ‘the devil’ when I was young, that he was making concerted efforts to drive me towards sin. Of course that was right in the middle of puberty so everything seemed like a sin.