Like a doctor who does not accept the presence of disease, and who therefore cannot heal her dying patient, those in the secular realm are powerless to address the mortal wound that each and every human carries within. They are powerless to help because they ignore the problem; they in fact pretend that it does not exist.
Millions of humans, religious and secular, have killed hundreds of millions of their own kind, and the slaughter continues without slack to this very day. The social sciences remain impotent to effect change in human nature. From the perspective of sin and the desire to inflict evil upon one another we have not evolved one iota since Adam and Eve.
Atheists say that all we need to cure the world’s ills is more education - that, even though some of the most educated have been leaders in the assault on the lives of others. As with the Pharisees of Jesus’ day, it is today’s leaders in education who are blinding generation after generation from ever seeing and accepting their true selves.
Other atheists say that all we need is more wealth - that, even though some of the most wealthy are those who tolerate and even expedite the downfall of the poor and the powerless. It is a statistical fact that the more we have, the smaller the percentage of what we have that is given to the poor. In fact the more that we have the more likely we are to blame the poor for being poor as we turn away from them in disgust.
A growing number of atheists promote the end of religion and the religious as the panacea for our social ills, forgetting, it appears, that killing 100 million faithful in 20th century alone has not brought about the expected utopia.
One of the most ridiculous statements ever made has come from deep within the atheist community. It goes, “I don’t need God in order to be a good person.” The ridiculous nature of this statement is not found in “I don’t need God.” Rather, dull of mind and slow of thought, these people believe that they are in fact, good people. It is said that Diogenes lit a lantern and in broad daylight searched the streets for an honest person. As must be the case, he failed in his search. Human beings are dishonest to the core; dishonest both with others and with themselves. The daily news confirms the fact that we are hopelessly lost. There is not an institution on earth, including the religious, where human corruption isn’t bringing that institution to the point of utter uselessness.
“All have sinned and fall short of God’s expectations.”
That fact alone stands between us and salvation.
“The heart is desperately wicked. Who can understand it?”
Jesus alone carries the cure. His offer of forgiveness and change is open to anyone and everyone.
When G. K. Chesterton was asked the cause of the world’s problems he answered, “Me.” Until each of us is willing to admit that truth for ourselves; until each of us is willing to reject the nonsense about the goodness of humans being promoted by atheists, any hope for improvement is lost.