No. It won’t. But Edmond Burke gave us the recipe for how it could. “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.”
1. Atheists once told us that if poverty was eradicated, happiness would ensue.
2. Atheists once told us that if people accumulated wealth, happiness would ensue.
3. Atheists once told us that if people got a good education, happiness would ensue.
4. Atheists once told us that if we had more free time, happiness would ensue.
5. Atheists are now telling us that if we eradicate religion from the earth, happiness will ensue.
We in the West are proof positive that atheists have been 100% wrong in their predictions.
#’s 1-4 do not produce happiness.
In reality, in the midst of wealth and health and education and free-time, we are living in a state of psychological and spiritual poverty.
Number 5 will prove no different. The mere suggestion of number 5 shows that we are in fact living in a poverty of compassion, a poverty of purpose beyond our self-interest, and a poverty of hope in what atheists tell us is an accidental universe.
“It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish.”
Atheists mock Mother Theresa while doing bugger-all to alleviate the weight of evil the is crushing people of the world. Reality is, left to ourselves, our greatest passion is for ourselves and we only work for those causes that might prolong or improve our own existence.
“There are two standards by which we judge events in the world: Near or Far.”
Once in awhile, not often, but once in awhile overused and much abused terms like, “I once was lost but now I’m found,” find their rightful place in the universe and take back their deepest and truest resonance. This is nowhere more true than when children are rescued from the claws of evil. To be in the presence of a soul that has been saved, to linger in the exquisite authenticity of spiritual / physical freedom makes me want to throw open the window and shout to the world, “See! Evil will NOT win. Yes there is bondage on this earth, but there is also freedom. With God’s help and in Jesus’ Name people can move from the former to the latter. That is worth fighting for - even – no especially - in the face of ridicule and mocking and the laughter of those who side with evil day in and day out.