There is a common theme that I have been coming across as of late and it has truly bewildered me. If you’ve hung around atheism forums or have shared your faith with atheists this will sound familiar.
“I grew up as a Christian but when I got older I became an atheist. My parents were very strict, religious individuals. They forced me to church every Sunday and we read the bible a lot. However I noticed that I was having doubts and questions that nobody could answer for me. In fact, showing any lack of faith was frowned upon. On top of this I saw hypocrisy in the Church. So when I got older I left the Church and Christianity to find truth and came to realize there was no God. I found my answers in science.” – Johnny Come Atheist
Sound familiar? I bet it does. If it doesn’t, give it some time and you will eventually hear something similar.
I call this the Atheist Blame Game. See, what the atheist does, is blame everyone else besides themselves for their position. Somehow, because they’ve had a bad experience with Christianity or maybe grew up in a house that expressed hypocritical faith, they’ve concluded Christianity must be fake. This has led them to break the mental chains they’ve been encased in where they then have found the refreshing fountain of truth…in science. But logically, this is just ridiculous.
See, growing up there were things that I learned science could not answer. For example, where did life originate from? Not to mention, the “facts” in science that have changed over the years like the age of the universe. If you’ve been paying attention to secular science you may have seen the recent debacle concerning the so called “god particle” and the conclusion that if the Big Bang theory is true the universe should not exist. How many of us learned about the Big Bang theory through formal education? It was pushed as a fact and still is. Despite the contradictions, secular agendas and ineptness that exist within the scientific community, you don’t see people leaving science. The very idea of it sounds ridiculous. But by the atheist’s logic, a bad experience presents enough ground to reject the entire object of the experience. That’s like getting food poisoning at a restaurant and concluding all food, everywhere, must be bad.
Furthermore, Christianity is not the only religion in existence. How does one conclude that God is a myth simply because they had a bad experience with one religion? The whole idea of God is not revealed through religion to start with. To be clear, religion is merely the result of believing in God. Religion stems from the belief in God. It is merely a by-product.
To really home in on this topic, what about those who were raised in an atheistic household, only to convert to Christianity later in life? Surely, this individual would have not been privy to theological answers during their childhood. The whole idea of God would not have made any real sense and in fact it would have most assuredly been frowned upon in an atheistic household. This puts the former atheist, in the same situation as the former Christian. Both would have been brought up in a home where the true Gospel of Christ was not taught or expressed in love throughout the home. Yet one of these individuals made a decision to come to Christ despite similar circumstances.
What we witness today are atheists who simply refuse to acknowledge one simple fact. This fact, is that they want to live their lives in a way that is void of any rebuking or concept of objective authority. Simply put, a life without a cosmic kill joy or judgement. A life of sinful bliss. A life without conviction over the things found to be pleasurable which are deemed as sinful behavior. A life where the atheist, is their own god.
These so-called converts or apostates don’t normally admit to this. Instead, they find comfort in blaming their parents or their previous church rather then their lack of due diligence in research, their lack of discipline in studying the word, their lack of effort in seeking God from a sinner’s perspective, their lack of true repentance. To them, the answer simply can’t be that they’re wrong or that they were never a true convert to begin with. No. For the atheist playing the Blame Game, it is everyone else who is wrong for their rejection of God and embracement of sin.
But when they are standing before the throne of God, in that millisecond of time, alone, without anyone to point fingers at, it will become crystal clear to them then, that they are without excuse for rejecting Him.