Skip to comments.The Real Root of Atheists' Anti-Christmas Rage
Posted on 12/02/2012 3:18:49 AM PST by Kaslin
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Inspector Clouseau would say that they are having a rit of fealous jage.
There is a certain kind of person who finds fault with everything you say. Anybody else know one of these?
And it’s because you’re a believer in Jesus. That’s the conclusion I’ve come to in my case, anyway. To agree you’re right about ANYTHING means you COULD be right about Jesus! Not everyone who disagrees with you now and then falls into this category, but some do. I try to nip these “friendships” in the bud when I recognize them. It can take a while to see them as what they are.
The great Kingsley Amis has a line about some character in one of novels “always looking for the first chance to go at cross purposes to me” in conversation—or somethng like that. Oh boy did that sound familiar. Of course in Kingley’s experience it probably had something to with contradicting the great Kingsley Amis.
I’ve also started coming to the conclusion that political differences are not fundamentally political differences—i.e., socialism versus free markets. They are basically atheist-versus-believer differences. After all, giving up atheism would mean you’d have to change your life in a very big, deep, meaningful way.
This is why we can’t abandon the social-conservative causes. Not in politics and not in our lives. They are the crux of the matter, not a tangential issue.
The Bible covers it with this verse:
“[And this is the condemnation] that light is come into the world but men loved darkness rather than light because their deeds were evil.” ~ John 3:19
It wasn’t supposed to be this way. They’re the smartest people in the room. How dare people have faith when they ‘know’ better.
It's intense envy, which is a side effect of vanity, thinking way too highly of oneself. Vanity is a much easier trap to fall into when someone believes they are the top of the intellectual food chain, with nothing to look up to and many less "enlightened" people look down upon. Statistically Christians tend to live longer happier lives, have more successful marriages, have more children, drive bigger cars, live in bigger houses, do better in school, sports, business, and life in general. No fair! The nature of envy is to not acquire the object of their envy, but to destroy it. Thomas Aquinas noted that "inordinate self-love is the cause of every sin ... the root of pride is found to consist in man not being, in some way, subject to God and His rule."
I’ve heard this explanation before, that atheists love their sin more than God, but to hate God implies that one knows God and then rejects Him, and I don’t think that flies. We could get into some heavy theology like predestination, our will vs. God’s will, etc., but I can’t believe that atheists have ever met up with God and know Him. To do so is a life-changing experience.
The leftist is a collectivist and the Christian is essentially an individualist. Salvation comes to us retail whereas acceptance by the group produces the this-worldly salvation for the collectivist. So the key to group acceptance is submission to the group and conformity. The great paradox of Christianity, its mystery, is that submission to Christ, the picking up of the cross and following, results in liberation and empowerment. So in Christianity the individual is liberated and empowered which is threatening to the group which seeks to empower the collective at the expense of the individual.
The miracle of individual liberation and empowerment in Christianity is not only anathema to the leftist but it is invisible to him. He believes that he alone is the master of his fate even though he is the victim of the greatest deception and is in a tragic and mortal bondage.
I could not agree with you more when you say:
Ive also started coming to the conclusion that political differences are not fundamentally political differencesi.e., socialism versus free markets. They are basically atheist-versus-believer differences.
Wow! That might be it. That could explain some acquaintances of mine.
Are you kidding? F.R. is infested with them.
Go read Brad Pike’s “Atheists Need Their Own Christmas” on FReepers. It links to his blog and there you will see comments from angry atheists which will chill your blood.
His biting satire really set these people off. They are the “Flying Spaghetti Monster” crowd and revel in their own arrogance.
In fact, most of the atheists say “Stop calling me a pompous conceited jerk!!” in their replies.
My best friend is an athiest (raised as a Jew) and whenever the topic is brought up he says he doesn't love his sins more than God because he doesn't sin and shouldn't suffer for what Adam did. There's no getting through to him that he can't earn his way into heaven.
Now before you jump all over me, the guy is a nice guy - he never tries to talk me out of my belief and never makes fun of Christians. This guy truly believes that a man has a right to believe in whatever they want. I've given up arguing with him because I figure he deserves the same respect I expect from him. If he doesn't want to go share a happy eternity, that's on him.
When my wife passed away last month he was there for me with great comfort. I didn't get the impression that he believed she would just rot in the ground, he supported me and my family and even nodded his head at the appropriate times. He says he is a typical athiest and the guys who go around like crusaders are a small minority.
I've learned to live with him.
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They do it because they believe it works and the results of the last 50 years support their belief.