“Religion poisons everything.”
If you've ever hung around with atheists for more than one second you've no doubt heard that or something very similar.
Any unbiased person who ponders the wonders of Creation long enough and considers how the universe must have come into existence, can't help but worship the Creator. Worshipping the Creator leads to what we call religion and for one very special reason (which I'll point out later) religion has on occasion been involved with violence. So if you haven't heard an atheist say, “Religion poisons everything,” you've certainly heard an atheist say, “All the violence in the world has been caused by religion.”
Just nod if you know what I'm talking about.
Ya, that's what I thought.
Ya, that's what I thought.
Now, to rational, logical people, such a statement sounds patently absurd, irrational, illogical and well it should. To atheists however, their thinking goes something like this:
. Religion has been involved with violence
. I hate religion
. Therefore all violence is caused by religion
Once this becomes the belief of the atheist, s/he only notices religion when it is tainted by violence. Anything good that's done in the name of religion simply does not register in the atheist's brain. Anything nasty that's been done, down through history, that has any connection to religion, is now loaded onto all of present day Christianity.
“See! Religious people flew planes into the World Trade towers. Didn't I tell you Christians were dangerous?”
But is this logical thinking? Is it only religion that is associated with violence? And is it fair to label Christians as dangerous because of what purist Muslims do, or because 5 abortion doctors have been killed in the last 20 years? Is that reason enough to say that Christians poison everything? I mean, couldn't we say things like:
Politics poisons everything (Politics has been involved with violence);
Atheists poison everything (Atheists have been involved with violence);
So entrenched is the atheist bias against Christianity, that they cannot see the truth of the matter that I alluded to earlier. It isn't religion that poisons everything.
Humans poison religion!
Humans poison everything!
The degree of human corruption is so great that even the most sublime world-view to ever exist cannot wholly remove that corruption from our character. That will only be accomplished when our Creator and Saviour arrives for the second time to make all things right by removing all wrong.
Sadly, atheists can't allow themselves to accept the reality that Humans poison religion, that in fact Humans poison everything. If atheists did accept this reality, they would have to admit that they are part of the problem.
They would have to admit that they stand in need of forgiveness.
They would have to admit that they carry real and unresolved guilt.
They would have to admit that even without God in their lives, they are not good people.
Are some atheists better humans than some other humans? Sure. But good? Sadly, no. Atheists don't even live up to their own moral standard of conduct. Because atheists say they don't need God in order to be good, they must convince themselves that they are good. This is done by having a very low “good enough” threshold. On atheism, if you can identify a couple people who do worse things that you do, that makes you a good person.
This is what leads to the chronic infection from which all atheists suffer – Blaming someone else (preferably Christians) for the problems of the world.