C.S. Lewis, the former atheist and famous Oxford scholar, once said, “Atheism turns out to be too simple. If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it
has no meaning. …”
There are a myriad of eminent scholars (like Lewis) who understand the folly of atheism. I will list a few others in this second part of my treatise to expose atheists’ agenda to ban
Christianity from the courts of culture. In my last article I discussed “step 1” of their plan. In this discourse I will address steps 2 and 3.
Step 2: Target younger generations with atheism
Atheists are making a concerted effort to win the youth of America and the world. Hundreds of websites and blogs on the Internet seek to convince and convert adolescents,
endeavoring to remove any residue of theism from their minds and hearts by packaging atheism as the choice of a new generation. While you think your kids are innocently surfing the Web,
secular progressives are intentionally preying on their innocence and na?vet?.
What’s preposterous is that atheists are now advertising and soliciting on websites particularly created for teens. The London Telegraph noted that, “Groups including Atheists for Human Rights and Atheist Alliance International – ‘Call 1-866-HERETIC’ – are
setting up summer camps and an Internet recruiting campaign.”
YouTube, the most popular video site on the Net for young people, is one of their primary avenues for passing off their secularist propaganda.
Another antagonistic and self-proclaimed “blasphemous” site even beckons youth to record their anti-Christian beliefs on it.
Even Oxford scientist Richard Dawkins is on personal campaign and militant quest to spread his name, books and atheism all over the Internet by hoping young people will post his graphics on their MySpace page. Rather than question or critique his methods as slick
marketing, young atheists are proud to post his links, follow and defend him like a religious sage, and cite his texts as infallible truth.
Step 3: Package and promote atheism as reasonable and scientific
Presenting atheism as scientific fact might be secularists’ greatest plan and others’ point of greatest gullibility, in hope of winning the battle for the ultimate view of reality. And hailed as
their chief advocates are men like Sam Harris and Richard Dawkins, Oxford University’s ethologist and evolutionary biologist, with his book,
“The God Delusion,” atheists’ newest “bible” or authoritative text.
So what credentials does a man like Dawkins have to discuss the presence or absence of God? Answer: He’s “a scientist.” And the fact is anyone in our age who is a naturalist
professor or wears a white lab coat can virtually speak upon any issue (even God) and their words are received as gospel – unless of course they are a theist!
What’s interesting is that atheists like Dawkins fall into the same snare they accuse of theists. While he might condemn Christians like me for not being educated enough to speak about
theism or creation, his own expertise remains outside the realm of antagonism that defines his world crusade. To make dogmatic assertions about the absence of God and not possess
expertise in cosmology, astrophysics, or even theology gives him no more of a credible platform than you and me, except to his devoted followers of course. He is an ethologist and
evolutionary biologist – since when does that make one an expert on God? (Similarly, Sam Harris has a bachelor’s in philosophy – since when does that make one an expert on the
universe?) What they and other atheists are hoping you overlook are the hundreds of qualified scientists who believe in a Creator.
Dawkins condemns Christians for being narrow-minded and non-adaptive to other cultures that believed in Thor or Zeus, yet he is unwavering in disrespecting any other creation
authority except Western science. What about the wisdom of African, Middle Eastern or Far Eastern sages, shamans, or religious figures? Just because science can explain many things in
the natural realm, does that mean it owns the corner market on metaphysics and God?
Is it possible the scientific worldview is inferior to reveal the truths behind the curtain of creation?
Even Paul Davies, the renowned British-born physicist, agnostic, professor of cosmology, quantum field theory, and
astrobiology, said to Time, “Science, God, and Man,” that no one can rightfully say there is no God. “Agnosticism – reserving judgment about divine purpose – remains as defensible as
ever, but atheism – the confident denial of divine purpose – becomes trickier. If you admit that we can’t peer behind a curtain, how can you be sure there’s nothing there?”
John Horgan, a former senior staff writer for Scientific American and the Director of the Center for Science Writings at the Stevens
Institute of Technology, wrote a book titled, “The End of Science.” In it he discusses the futility of men like Oxford’s Dawkins, Cambridge’s Hawking and others’ pursuit to discover a
“theory of everything.” He agrees with Paul Davies in purporting that we must face the limits of science in the twilight of the scientific age, opting that the discovery of ultimate answers about
the universe will not rely on rationale and empirical examination but possibly a metaphysical practice. (A striking similarity to the words in the Bible, “By faith we understand that the universe
was formed at God’s command. …”)
Of course for men like Harris, Dawkins, and other atheists, the thought that science cannot provide these ultimate answers must be a horrifying reality to face, as their whole lives
depend upon the Western-scientific paradigm of reality. Their predicament reminds me of the words of Robert Jastrow,
American astronomer, physicist and cosmologist, from his work, “God and the Astronomers.”
The universe has a beginning. … This is an exceedingly strange development, unexpected by all but the theologians. They have always accepted the word of the Bible: In the beginning
God created heaven and earth… For the scientist who has lived by his faith in the power of reason, the story ends like a bad dream. He has scaled the mountains of ignorance; he is about
to conquer the highest peak; as he pulls himself over the final rock, he is greeted by a band of theologians who have been sitting there for centuries.
Once again the Bible is proven correct, “The fool has said in his heart, ‘There is no god.'”
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