I too am one of the many people who chuckled at news stories about Harold Camping’s prediction that the world was going to end on May 21st. As a Bible believer, it was clear that his predictions were more science fiction meets Beautiful Mind than anything Biblical or historical. I was shocked that educated people could fall for such nonsense.
As today becomes “Make-fun-of-all-Christians’-view-of-end-times-Day” because of the predictions of one self-proclaimed “scholar”, I realized that there is a far worse alternative. How atheism and its teachings have harmed children.
While Biblical Christianity says that life is meaningful and has purpose, atheism teaches that there is no greater purpose for life. While the Bible teaches that actions have consequences and accountability before God, atheism teaches that this life is all there is and no one will stand to account before their Maker. Russia’s educational system taught atheism for years resulting in a sky-rocketing alcoholism in future generations trying to medicate the lack of meaning. If only those children could sue the government for pushing this philosophy down their throats as young innocent learners. We can only wonder the mental anguish on kids who learned a world-view that suggests Hitler will have no accountability for his horrific acts to the Jews.
While Jesus teaches that those who have died will be resurrected to life based on the historic substantiated evidence of His death, burial, and resurrection, atheism teaches that you rot to death. One can only imagine the psychological damage and years of therapy children must endure as they learn that Grandpa is gone forever, Grandma is nothing more than a rotting corpse, and there is no hope of Heaven. If only the ACLU and DCFS made house calls to the college campus, there might be justice for those tortured souls.
While many silly misinformed Christians sold their homes in preparation for the rapture last week –ignoring the Bible’s clear teaching that no one knows the day or hour-, there is a far more tragic alternative. Atheism’s underpinning philosophy, Naturalism, teaches that this life is all there is. It teaches that death is normal and natural. Death is the catalyst to our evolution. Death is the hero that makes us stronger and better. Charles Darwin might encourage us to whisper into our ailing grandparent’s ears in Hospice, “Your death is your great great great grandchildren’s gain. Sure cancer is painful, but I have some good news. I’ll save a lot of money on your health insurance when you’re gone. When a child suffers, they can take comfort in the words of Richard Dawkins, “DNA neither knows nor cares. In a world of blind random chance, someone’s bound to get hurt.” Hmmmm…. Who might one call to report child abuse charges for Atheism’s hopeless philosophy. Do I dail 4-1-1 kids?
Children are taught by this philosophy that they are nothing more than products of blind random meaningless chance. They are merely a Cosmic belch that will one day disappear forever. The question is not Why did these idiot Christians sell their stuff in preparation for the rapture? but Why don’t more Atheists think out the consequences of their hopeless beliefs? Fredrick Nietzsche was one of the few who thought deeply about his ideas and the consequences of this atheism. His masterful and prophetic work, The Madman, was one brilliant example. The result of his thinking landed him in a downward spiral of insanity as he realized the consequences of a universe with no God, no objective morals, no hope, no eternal accountability, and no reason to be bothered by evil as objectively wrong.
The last 13 years of Fredrick’s life his Godly mother cared for her poor son who had been objectified and tortured by the educational narcissists known as “College professors.” These educators shoved their mindless philosophy into his mind resulting in attempts at suicide and deep depression. If anyone should have called the Department of Children and Family Services, it would be Mrs. Nietzsche who watched the abuse her son endured from the horrific teachings of atheism. To think that Naturalism is now the underlying philosophy of our national educational system is unthinkable. Naturalism has become like a virus worming its way into our view of economics, history, philosophy,and science. Despite the obvious and observable consequences of history, we keep drinking the poison while force feeding it to future generations.
The Bible is critical of BOTH the hopelessness of organized religion and irreligion. It critiques the pride of the atheist and the televangelist. It denounces the inadequacy of the “good works” of the priest, and the “Education” of the professor. The Bible teaches that life, education, purpose, meaning, and humility flow from a life of grace. Jesus taught that life is precious. Every life matters and ideas have consequences.
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