Atheism: (n) disbelief or lack of belief in the existence of God or gods.
God damn atheism.
A rather ineffective threat, don’t you think?
Seriously, I’ve always been perplexed with the whole idea of atheism. Obviously, anyone who adheres to this frame of mind is also fully aware that the earth is an intricately formed entity because we need extensive scientific research to comprehend it.
The whole thing reminds me of packing for a long trip. There are two schools of thought:
Some people don’t pack snacks or drinks, but rather, choose to purchase these items at convenience stores. But sometimes these convenience stores aren’t–convenient, that is.
So at that point, it’s nice to have some snacks to munch on in the car.
Likewise, some folks think it’s completely unnecessary to check the car over before the trip as long as it’s running fine.
Of course, a trip to the local grocery store doesn’t reveal some creaks and whistles that might be discovered if you extend that journey by several hundred miles.
Some individuals make reservations at hotels in order to be prepared to check in upon arrival.
Other people like to do it on the fly when they get to a community and see what lodging possibilities are available.
Is there a power in being prepared? Because I know a lot of religious people who are not prepared to die and find out that the whole “God thing” was just an elaborate, beautiful fiction.
And I certainly also know atheists who would be equally as shocked to discover there is an afterlife and a Creator awaiting their arrival.
So the choice has always been easy for me.
I am one of those people who likes to prepare a little bit.
So I am fully prepared for a time on this planet that ends with my own death and nothing to follow.
How do I do that? By making sure I don’t do anything religious that takes the joy out of my living.
But I’m also fully prepared to talk to the Guy in heaven if it ends up that the DNA test came back and He actually is my Father.
How do I do that? By treating all of His creation–especially humans–with the respect and dignity that He requires.
To me atheism is as risky as making a prediction that Jesus is coming back by next September.
Since you really can’t be sure, it might just be a good idea to prepare for all alternatives.
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