There’s a meme I saw on Facebook last week that caught my attention. Here it is…
Atheism is the belief there was once absolutely nothing. And nothing happened to the nothing until the nothing magically exploded (for no reason), creating everything and everywhere. Then a bunch of the exploded everything magically rearranged itself (for no reason whatsoever), into self-replicating bits which then turned into dinosaurs. And they mock my beliefs!
I like it because it mocks the beliefs of the so called anti-believers, but does so by using what is at the very core of what an atheist actually has to believe, in order to not believe in God.
Some Christians shy away from any serious discussion over the proof or lack of proof that God exists, usually because they’re intimidated by what they perceive to be the inarguable logic and proved science of evolution. If you’re one of those stay-away-from-the-argument Christians, let me assure you that the winnable side of that argument now belongs to you, not the atheist. And, the irony is, it’s science that actually proves you right. I don’t know about you, but that’s exciting!
The problem is that it’s the Emperor with no clothes. You remember, the short tale by Hans Christian Andersen about two weavers who promise an emperor a new suit of clothes that is invisible to those who are unfit for their positions, stupid, or incompetent. When the Emperor parades before his subjects in his new clothes, no one dares to say that they don’t see any suit of clothes until a child cries out, “But he isn’t wearing anything at all!”
Academia, from preschool through university, the media, and especially Hollywood, puffs its chest out with insufferable arrogance and condescension, ruthlessly mocking anyone who would still believe that there is a creator God. But in reality, they stand on their silly soapbox without any cloths, naked of any plausible facts to back their beliefs.
The tables have totally turned. We are the ones with the upper hand in this argument. And its high time we got involved. Not with arrogance, but with passion and confidence, and with the goal of bringing people to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.
After all, it was God who declared that through His creation all humanity recognizes His existence, power, glory, and wisdom. So, get caught up with the cutting edge science that proves God right. Then, the next time someone tries to act like you’re still living in the “dark ages” by mocking your beliefs, challenge them to do their homework and catch up with the science they claim proves them right.
“The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.” Psalms 19:1