Jacob’s Ladder: Atheists and AgnosticsFeb 17th, 2011 | By Jacob | Category: Church, Editorials
Okay, here’s a question that I have for all atheists and agnostics: If God does not exist (as the atheists say) or may not exist (as the agnostics say), why do you get upset about anything that has to do with Judaism or Christianity?
Another question is, “If you’re an atheist or agnostic, why try to convince others to be like you?” It doesn’t make sense, does it.
An atheist does not believe in God. I don’t believe in the tooth fairy or in Santa Claus, but I’m not going around trying to convince anyone — least of all little children – that they don’t exist.
An agnostic doubts God’s existence, yet he will try to convince other people to believe like him. Why should I believe in doubt?
If atheists and agnostics get upset with something they consider “Christian,” they run bawling to the ACLU. The ACLU recently complained that a voting precinct in Suwannee County was in a church. Hey, atheists, if it is in a church and if God does not exist, why should you care where the voting location is?. Are you afraid that the God whom you do not believe is going to sway the vote?
The atheists have also complained about municipal boards praying before their meetings and about prayer before sporting events in the area.
Why should someone who does not believe something exists work so hard to make you believe that it does not exist?
My simple answer to this is that I think they are afraid. I believe they are afraid of the convicting power of Christ.
I also know that some Christians are also afraid. They hear that our beliefs offend people and they run scared. They hear ACLU and jumped in bed and hide under the covers. Stop it! The battle is not ours but it is the Lord’s.
A question to my Christian friends and readers is, “Why aren’t we working as hard as they are to convince others that Christ is real and that He forgives our sins and trespasses?”
Yes, He will even forgive an atheist or an agnostic.