Atheist blogs are bristling with the news (yes to atheists it seems to be news), that in seven Muslim countries, you could be executed for being an atheist.
Islam is such a peaceful religion. Who knew that being something other than Muslim in Muslim countries could be dangerous to your health? Well, apparently atheists didn't know that, and now that they do, well, tell the world.
Here's what I wonder. Since these same countries would love to eradicate Christians along with all other infidels (there are millions of online accounts of Christians being killed in Muslim countries every year) my question is this.
Would you die for your atheist faith?
When Islam gains enough power world-wide, will you be willing to place your head on a chopping block next to the one upon which your Christian neighbour is resting her head? Or will a pusillanimous fog envelope that will cause you to tick off “Muslim” on your passport or driver's license?
Surely not. Not an atheist. Not those who eagerly anticipate confronting their Creator so they can accuse Him of not presenting enough evidence to warrant belief. Not those who in a derisory tone say they'd rather stand in hell than kneel in heaven.
Aren't you as an atheist, so convinced of the truth that the material cosmos is all that ever has existed or ever will exist that you'd be willing to die for that truth?
Aren't you as an atheist so certain that death is the end of existence that closing the door on this stage of life is just not that big a deal? Physical death holds nothing to fear for you, right? So why not stare Mohammed in the eye and declare, “Live free or die!”
If those weak, spineless Christians can do it, surely atheists can show just as much faith in their belief system. Right?
Down through the centuries 100's of millions of Christians, beginning with Jesus' original disciples, have been so convinced that He, Jesus, is alive, risen from the dead and residing Spiritually within them that they will endure almost any kind of torture and death rather than deny what they know to be true. As one Christian martyr said through gritted teeth to those who were burning him to death, “You can turn me over. I think I'm done on that side.”
Ninety million Christians in the 20th century alone have died at the hands of atheist leaders who were desperate to rid the world of Jesus' message of salvation. They were so close to ensuring an atheist utopia and they let it slip through their fingers.
Now that we're on the cusp of Islam's turn to purify the world of evil and bring about its version of utopia:
. Will you, atheist, stand for what you believe?
. Will you die for what you believe?
. Or is the rejection of your Creator just a passing fad?
. Will you “see the light” and convert rather than pretend to have integrity?
My guess is you'll lie, and deceive, and play the hypocrite just to avoid death by one more day. If it makes you whimper to have someone say Merry Christmas to you, you'll certainly accommodate the similarities between atheism and Islam (salvation by works) and adapt your beliefs accordingly, right?
It won't even be that big of a deal.