“The worst moment for an atheist is when he feels grateful and has no one to thank.”
I found this quote on the internet and just had to write about it. Samuel Cavert isn’t one of the traditional ODG’s I would quote in that he is not well known name in the history of the church. I really don’t know a lot about him other than he was a minister in the Church of Christ and was very vocal against the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in World War II. That being said I really like the quote so here goes.
It is interesting to me that an atheist can be so condemning of faith, when in reality no matter what you believe it requires faith. When you don’t believe that there is a God, you have to have a lot of faith that there isn’t a God, or else your really screwed. I guess there is one exception to my first statement, you could be an agnostic and not have enough commitment to believe anything. It’s hard to have faith if you can’t even pick something to believe in.
As Christians were in a pretty good position, first the obvious, we’re saved by the blood of Christ and our eternity is sure. But even by the impossible chance that there is no god, what possible harm can come from our faith in God. Of course there’s the “fact” that we are brainwashed mindless simpletons taught to Love each other, care for the poor and elderly, not to do harmless things like kill, steal, lie, slander, you know that long list of don’ts that we stupidly claim is the will of God. The more I talk about it I just don’t know how we could possibly fall for such deception.
I am not at all claiming that Christians are perfect and just because God expects it doesn’t mean we always or even most of the time do it. What’s amazing about are God is he already knows we are going to fail! That’s why he fixed that for us also, his name is Jesus. We can’t screw up more than God’s Grace can cover us through Faith in Christ.
What does an atheist have? Evolution, the prospect of eternity as worm food, reincarnation through the process of decomposition and fertilization, it would sure make me want to get out of bed in the morning! I am amazed too that a lot of atheist are also naturalists, which to me is baffling. How can you be so into nature and not see God. I recently hiked up to Wiskeytown Falls. Amazing, how many different shades of green can there possibly be? Everything on that two mile hike screamed “Hello my child this is my creation! I Love you so much I made this just for you!” I don’t understand what an atheist sees.
Thank you Lord for your Grace! Please help me to be an example that might help break through the lies and blindness that has condemned so many’s hearts. Touch them with the grace you have shown me.
God is Good!!!
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