In light of the blog’s 1st year anniversary, I am listing the posts that had the most discussion and/or that I most enjoyed writing.
1. September 26,2009 A post about atheism. (This one created a lively discussion.)
2. January 10, 2010 Read on about the thieves that rob us of our peace.
3. March 31, 2010 Could Jesus Get Sick? Share what you think!
4. April 29, 2010
5. June 3, 2010
Today and in the upcoming weeks the American Humanist Association will be running ads with the slogan No God? … No Problem!
While I am sure that people who don’t believe in God (or any gods for that matter) want to feel like they belong, denying God won’t get them far.
We can deny God; yes He allows it.
We can even be good (as in presented in their argument) but our goodness doesn’t last long. Soon enough the baser, wicked heart of man will surface. It always does.
And while I would direct them to Jeremiah 17:9, I don’t even have to go there. Just look throughout the history of man. For all the times mankind looked like he was going to come shining through someone comes along and destroys the peace or success because of lust and/or greed.
In short, if you don’t have God in your life, you’ve got big problems!
There are obviously many of you who do not believe in the LORD God or any god for that matter. I thought to go all-out and write a flurry of comments defending God. But I decided against working myself into a frenzy. To do so would not have been god-glorifying and certainly unnecessary. GOD can and will defend Himself !
Before I switch to another topic though, I wanted to say that God loves you. It is no never mind to me that at this point in your life you do not acknowledge Him or love Him. It is my duty and privilege to tell you that He loves you.
One more thing: while you may not acknowledge Him, He is acknowledging you by giving you the life that you now live. He knows where you are. At any time should you change your mind and decide to reach out to Him, He will be waiting for you. In the new testament of the bible, you can find II Peter 3:9where it is stated, “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.”
For those of you who will change your mind, repent, and come to God, if I never meet you on this side, see you in heaven. 🙂
Several weeks ago, I was telling an associate about starting this Christian Blog and she mentioned that she was an atheist. Our conversation really got me to thinking. How could one not believe in God? How could one not believe in any god? How does such a person account for man’s continual existence? Who or what even keeps the world spinning on its axis? Who or what keeps the oceans and the rivers at bay? I had so many questions.
I don’t make any claims to be an expert or even reasonably knowledgeable about the world of atheism. So for everyone else who is like me I included in this subject a definition of atheism and statistics from http://www.wikipedia.org
Atheism can be either the rejection of theism, or the position that deities do not exist. In the broadest sense, it is the absence of belief in the existence of deities.
The first individuals to self-identify as “atheist” appeared in the 18th century. Today, about 2.3% of the world’s population describes itself as atheist, while a further 11.9% is described as nontheist. Between 64% and 65% of Japanese describe themselves as atheists, agnostics, or non-believers, and up to 48% in Russia. The percentage of such persons in European Union member states ranges between 6% (Italy) and 85% (Sweden). Atheism tends towards skepticism regarding supernatural claims, citing a lack of empirical evidence (in other words what can be seen by observation).
Common arguments for atheism include the problem of evil, the argument from inconsistent revelations, and the argument from nonbelief.
I have answers for the “problem of evil” and I think I could find counter answers for the other arguments as why one should be an atheist. But I am willing to hear a different view. So, to the atheists in the world, please comment. I am interested to know what you have to say.