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Atheists Losing Their Religion
Posted by an Atheist on Facebook
Atheists in College
Back when I was in college, I met several guys that were atheists. They all had one thing in common, other than the obvious fact that they didn't believe in a higher power.
They all seemed to have an inordinate amount of free time on their hands.
So much free time that they spent most of it playing World of Warcraft. All of them.
Another shared characteristic of their video game addiction was that I don't know one of them that actually got their degree at this college. One flunked out and joined the Navy. The other didn't know what he wanted to do with his life, and joined the Army.
The last one couldn't pay for school anymore and dropped out.
Not one of the three had any direction in life, as long as the direction was away from God.
Author's Note: I want to point out that these are just three atheists. My experience with these three guys does not mean that every atheist acts like, or even believes what they believe. I am not here to paint a stereotype of the atheist. You are free to read and draw your own conclusions.
The Evolving Atheist
Atheists Don't Believe in God
There is one thing that is true about atheists - they don't believe in God, or at least that's what they claim.
The one atheist that I still have connection with through Facebook happens to be quite interested in conspiracy theories. He likes to quote Old Testament passages under Mosaic law, and that a loving God would not command such laws of his people.
Some atheists like to say they believe in the flying spaghetti monster, and most believe in evolution.
Secular humanism is the proper term for one that puts their faith in evolution, which requires a lot of faith. Life had to come from either the rain, or the life-devoid planet covered in hot magma.
Well, which is it?
You might want to take a moment to read my previous Hub, titled: Does Water Give Life, or Does God Give Life?
Night Car Ride to Theater
A Ride in My Car With Atheists
One evening the atheists decided to go to a movie at the local theater. Somehow, we all managed to ride in my car over.
They knew I was a Christian. The topic naturally morphed into all of them telling their account of "How they lost their faith."
I found the conversation revealing about them, because they each seemed to have either a bad religious experience, or at least one of their parents was a hypocrite, or the death of a parent meant that God does not exist.
While I won't discredit their life stories, God does not abandon someone that becomes an orphan.
There are many hypocrites that go to church and call themselves Christians. That doesn't mean that God doesn't exist.
And lastly, bad religious experiences happen all of the time. That doesn't mean God doesn't exist. It is unfortunate that these experience happen, and turn so many away.
I believe the more plausible explanation is that none of these guys had a true relationship with God in the first place, they hit a bump in the road, and decided it is much easier to live a life of unbelief.
Angel & Devil on Shoulders
"Atheism" Makes Perfect Sense
It Is Much Easier to Life Without Accountability
The honest truth is: It is much easier to be accountable to no one, and be your own god.
If you have to answer to no one, you can make up your own rules. Live accordingly to how you want, and don't have to be sorry about giving in to every fleshly desire.
It is not easy being a Christian.
Sin is anything that is in rebellion against God's perfect standard. If you sin, you have to answer to God. It is much easier to not say you are sorry, and keep heading south.
But guess what? These are the same kind of people that will not say "I'm sorry" to the wife when an extra-marital affair happens, or be held accountable to anyone when their lifestyle of living starts to affect others.
If you are unwilling to humble yourself before God, there is no one that can keep you from getting your sin on.
Every man and woman will have to bow before God on the day of Judgment, and I guarantee you will see that day before you see any living animal on this Earth evolve.
Could you be a friend to an atheist?
Read More Hubs By Same Author
- Does Water Give Life or Does God Give Life?
Where did life come from? What a great question! Either life evolved this way, or God created it. And since many people will never worship God, the only other 'plausible' explanation involves rain on a devoid planet of liquid hot magma.
- Some Christians Give Christ a Bad Name
Many people do not like Christianity because of bad Christians. Those that claim Christ, yet continue to live a sinful life are simply bad witnesses. Bad Christians can turn away many.