“The fool says in his heart, ‘There is no God’” Psalms 14:1
Atheist activists are taking their campaigns to the Bible-Belt this Christmas with a provocative billboard campaign that shows a mischievous-looking young girl writing a letter to Father Christmas: “Dear Santa, All I want for Christmas is to skip church! I’m too old for fairy tales,” she writes. The advertising campaign, by the American Atheists group, will run until Christmas Eve.
David Silverman, the group’s president, who launched the campaign, said, “Today’s adults have no obligation to pretend to believe the lies their parents believed. It’s OK to admit that your parents were wrong about God, and it’s definitely OK to tell your children the truth,”
I find it fascinating that for a campaign designed to bash Christianity… and, only having room for a sentence or two on a freeway billboard, that atheists would choose to use the line; “I’m too old for fairy tales.”
My question is who’s the one believing in fairy tales? Certainly not me! I love it when atheist’s come off acting as if they somehow are excluded from (quote-unquote) believing in anything. Everyone’s got to believe something, and the most important SOMETHING is about SOMEONE. That’s why I say the beginning of faith is faith in the beginning.
During a November 2009 debate in England, Richard Dawkins admitted that when he looks at the Milky Way or the Grand Canyon, he is overcome by a profound feeling of thankfulness. “It’s a feeling of sort of an abstract gratitude that I am alive to appreciate these wonders”, he said. But to whom does an atheist like Dawkins express such gratitude?
Maybe that’s summed up best by another atheist who says the answer is easy for her… she thanks her lucky stars. “What it comes down to,” she writes, “is that an atheist is generally thankful for good luck, serendipity.” ALL righty then that certainly puts things into a rational perspective!
It’s that same perspective that has the atheist say to his sick friend, “I’ll keep you in my thoughts, and keep my fingers crossed.”
Yes, I’m too old for fairy tales too, and that’s why I prefer to thank the one who made the stars.