An Atheist’s Religious Denial of Faith in Their Beliefs
The worldview of atheists seems to be denial. First, there is the denial of atheists of their worldview actually being a worldview. Even though Atheists have started gathering together and celebrating their ‘Atheism’ with a comprehensive conception of how they want the world to be especially from their specific standpoint that all religions (including those people who follow Christ Jesus) should be disbanded so that all people become disciples of atheism, the many atheists I have encountered deny that they have a worldview. Even when these atheists are confronted with the “American Atheists Aims and Principles” which describes precisely the worldview that the American Atheists are aiming to achieve, the atheists I have encountered deny that there is a worldview in their organization of aims and principles.
The atheists I’ve encountered even deny that the set of fundamental beliefs listed in the guiding principles within the ”American Atheists Aims and Principles” is a creed that they believe. It is clear that the “American Atheists” being a ‘not for profit’ organization, holds atheism as their cause of being and as a principle of their life in which they hold a system of belief that God does not exist. The “American Atheists” seem to hold to that belief with extreme vigor and energy. In fact however, the atheists I’ve encountered deny that atheism can be properly described as a religion to which one has faith in their belief of God’s nonexistence.
Like their denial of God, atheists are also in adamant denial that their non-belief in God is a religious endeavor. Atheism in fact is a lot of ‘denial’ because they not only deny that they deny that God exists, they deny that they believe that God does not exist. Many atheists also deny that they have any faith in their denial that God exists yet many of them will deny that statement is true because many of them also deny that they have faith in their thinking that God does not exist and also many deny that truth exists. Thus in their saying that truth does not exist, they can deny that it is true that their non-belief in God requires of them any actual thought over their motto of, “Atheism is a religion like not collecting stamps is a hobby.” It seems as if atheists have something against both, collecting stamps and Christ Jesus.
Most of the atheists I’ve encountered seem to have a ‘belief’ that is especially strong in what they deny and they show a conviction in that ‘there isn’t any good reason for [them] to acknowledge’ Christ Jesus. A quote from a recent post an atheist replied to me with that describes their understanding of atheism: “Denying a belief does not constitute a belief or set of beliefs itself – it’s simply not accepting the assertion of theology which states there is a god.” Notice that they deny even that say that they ‘believe’ in their denial of God in that they just do not accept the assertion that God exists.
Yet when it comes to getting them to actually admit that they have ‘faith’ in their ‘belief’ they deny that they do. By the definition in the Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary, faith is: something that is believed especially with strong conviction however all the atheists I’ve asked about their belief that God does not exist by their own testimonies, they deny to actually have strong convictions in their denial of God yet they say unwaveringly that they deny that Christ Jesus is God. This denial atheists do is such a deep rooted stronghold in their existence that I often think that they do not actually think things through that they say because of all the contradiction within their statements.
What is Atheism to an Atheist?
We have seen how atheists deny the dictionary definitions of words to suit their own denials of their denial of their denying that they have a worldview, denial that atheism is a religion, denying any belief in their denying too any faith in their belief of which too they deny in their denial of Christ Jesus. Atheism as I have learned is a pure system of denial in which the atheists deny everything including truth and morals so that they can do so to fit their desires even including denial of dictionary definitions of common everyday words.
So what exactly is atheism to an atheist? Just the other day I had a discussion with a number of atheists on a couple of very popular atheist blogs who adamantly denied that truth exists and insisted that truth changes over time. These atheists also adamantly prescribed to morals as being like feelings which can change over time. One of the atheists during these discussions stated what atheism is; “Atheism is not a religion, there is no faith involved in disbelieving things which have not been demonstrated. We have no rules, atheism is only the lack of a belief in gods.”
The “American Atheists” web site writes, “Atheism does not have a doctrine at all and atheists certainly do not ‘deny’ that gods exist. Denial is the ‘refusal to believe.’ Atheism does not ‘know there is a god but refuse to believe in him’ (or her).” Also, they state on their web site that Atheism is not a belief system or religion by saying, “Atheism is a lack of belief in gods, from the original Greek meaning of ‘without gods.’”
The Truth Comes Out in Atheists’ Actions
From all the evidence I’ve seen, read and have heard from talking with atheists, many of them are not even interested in knowing the truth. Given a method for them to honestly seek and find the truth about Christ Jesus the atheists I have encountered could care less and mock and scoff at it. To me, their mocking and scoffing seems proof enough to me of their refusal to believe that God exists thus they deny, that God exists and that they freely choose to not even find out the truth for themselves.
Many of the atheists I’ve encountered could care less if God truly exists or not because these atheists are only interested in not having any rules to follow and they have focused their attention solely on themselves in their own desires. They in their denial are overlooking the fact that their main focus in lacking a belief in gods is opening them up to a huge problem in that their primary repudiation is focused against Christ Jesus. Yes, they say that they lack belief in any gods yet to their denial is focused squarely upon on the one true God, Christ Jesus.
With denial a huge central part of atheism, in many ways with denial being such a major aspect of an atheist’s way of life, many of them feel left out of the main stream of life in that they want to have celebrations and holidays and such. Because most all major holidays are of some religious aspect with the very primary ones being Christmas celebrating Christ Jesus’ birth; Jewish Passover celebrating death passing over of the first born of those who believed in God’s word including those people following Jesus Christ in taking Communion, Christ Jesus’ last supper prior to His suffering and being placed on a cross to die for our sins; and Easter the celebration of Christ Jesus’ physical rise from death on a cross, atheists are at a loss for any major holiday.
To compensate for their lack of a religious holiday, many atheists have turned to a number of rituals that they have started performing so to fill this desire they have void due to their lack of wanting to know the truth. Of course the rituals that these atheists came up with are a direct mockery of anything that followers of our Lord Christ Jesus use to display their respect for Him. And I’m sure true to their religious denial of everything else, they will deny that anything they are doing is a ritual or religious in nature denying too that Christ Jesus is their primary target.
Although they deny it, atheism is being more and more like a true religion with religious rituals and ceremonies. The newest thing that atheists are performing is a religious ritual they call “de-baptism.” A de-baptism is done at an atheist’s “the Atheist Coming Out” ceremony when a clerical elder of the of atheists dressed in a special robe uses a hairdryer to officially “de-baptize” those who parade by the clerical elder while the clerical elder declares in a chant like manner says that they will not go to Hell and now the person walking by has been “de-baptized” seemingly meaning that they are now officially in the atheist pseudo-church of atheism. Even more evidence of atheism being a true religion comes from their religious de-communion ritual they have also started. The de-communion table holds their “holy Root Beer and peanut butter & honey de-communion crackers.”
Another item of strong evidence pointing to atheism being a religion is the extravagant respect and admiration for and devotion to their symbol of the letter “A” which they hold in great esteem which they call, “Scarlet Letter.” This worship symbol they proudly and broadly display apparently as an idol. You will notice it in many places where atheists congregate as they display it proudly as though it was as significant as the cross that Christ Jesus was crucified upon. Here’s a tale of their “Scarlet Letter.”
Topping it all off is that the so stated, “New Atheists” calling it “Atheism 3.0” says that religion isn’t all that bad. Even though these New Atheists setting up their Atheism 3.0 religious activities still do not follow Christ Jesus, they do actually say that atheism is a form of religion needing to change the world and make it better. (Like what is their definition of “better” because getting an atheist to actually have a “fixed” definition of any word is as easy as giving a wild cat a bath in ice cold water.) Anyway, these atheists are at least more honest in the aspect of atheism being a religion than any I’ve had encounters with these last few months yet as atheists do not realize is that religion is not what following Christ Jesus is all about.
The Choice Is Only Yours and is a Once in A Lifetime Choice
Anyone who sincerely is interested in discovering the truth about the most important questions of life first must concern herself or himself with cultivating right thoughts about God. We only have one time on this earth to live our life. We only have one choice during our life to make that counts for an eternity. That one choice we each have to make is the one we each have to make to accept Jesus Christ as our savior or not.
There are only two options for us to choose from; one choice is that you can choose to believe that God does not exist and the second choice is the option to choose to see if God really does exist. That choice is yours to make and no one else’s to make for you. There is a time in each of our lives that we have to take responsibility for the choices we make. All choices have consequences and this choice is the most vital choice of your life.
If you are an atheist who is about to contact me about it being my burden of proof to prove to you God’s existence, don’t because that’s not how it works. Your apathy of knowing absolute truth is not my burden to bear. It is up to you to choose for yourself to take responsibility for yourself to know and accept absolute truth or not and it is not up to me or anyone else to choose for you nor is it up to me or anyone else to give to you the proof you need.
The proof you want of God’s existence is the proof you need and only you and God know what that is, not me nor anyone else knows but you and God. Some of the proof I needed to have a personal relationship with God is written in the following article if you choose to read about it. My Personal Relationship with Christ Jesus: http://tinyurl.com/yk8n6jb
There is only one path to God and that is through His only begotten Son, Christ Jesus. When Jesus was on earth he said: “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me. (John 14:6) This was and is a very exclusive claim that Christ Jesus made. No other claim like this was made by Mohammad, Buddha, or any other religious leader. It is something very worth investigating because it has such great implications.
The people (disciples) who were following Christ Jesus who experienced Jesus’ physical body rise from being dead, went through great pain and suffering before they were martyred for their sticking with the fact that Christ Jesus actually did physically die and then physically arise from being dead when it would have been to their favor to have just said that it was all a fake. Unlike the so called martyrdom of people committing suicide with bombs strapped to them which also kills people around them, the disciples who were with Christ Jesus during His teachings and after His physical rise from death suffered cruel beatings, imprisonment, and execution for their commitment to their knowing that Jesus actually did physically rise from being dead to live again. At any point to save their life any one of these men who had followed Christ Jesus could have easily said that Jesus did not truly rise from the dead but not a one of them did because they knew for fact that Christ Jesus did rise from the dead to live thus giving to us all who truly place our trust in Christ Jesus the salvation from our sins to live with Him.
As an atheist, your apathy to not seek and find the absolute truth is a choice you make for yourself and you alone bear burden of on your own. For you to demand evidence from someone of God’s existence is showing just how much you do not want to know nor experience the evidence of God’s existence. Again, this is a choice you make to want to honestly know God or not and not my or anyone else’s responsibility to take for you.
It is Only Your Choice to Make
God respects our freedom. If and only if you love the truth with your heart, your mind, and your soul will you find the truth about God.
The choice to seek for the truth is a free choice. And all seekers find. The verses below come from the Holy Bible and each claim – that all seekers find God – are testable by experience, by experiment.
Deuteronomy 4:29 – But from there you will seek the LORD your God, and you will find Him if you search for Him with all your heart and all your soul.
Jeremiah 29:13 – You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.
Proverbs 8:17 – I love those who love me; And those who diligently seek me will find me.
If you are honest about finding the truth, here is a way to see if Christianity is true or not. Tell Christ Jesus that you are seeking the truth. Ask Him to fulfill His promise that all who seek Him will find Him. In His own time, of course. He promised that you will find, but He did not promise a schedule. God’s a lover, not a train.
But; you may reply: I don’t even know whether Christ is God. I do not even know whether there is a God. That’s okay because you can pray the prayer of the skeptic:
Lord Jesus, I don’t know if you even exist. I am a skeptic. I doubt. I think you may be only a myth. I am however not certain, (at least when I’m completely honest with myself). So if you really do exist, and if you really did promise to reward all seekers, you must be hearing me now.
So I hereby declare myself a seeker, a seeker of the truth, whatever it is and wherever it is. I want to know the truth and live in the truth. If you are the truth, please help me.
If Christianity is true, God will answer your prayer. Such a prayer constitutes a scientifically fair test of the Christian “hypothesis” – that is, if you do not put any unfair restrictions on God, like demanding a miracle – your way not His – or certainty by tomorrow – your time, not His. The demand that God act like your servant is hardly a scientifically fair test of the hypothesis that there is a God who is your King.
But all this King asks for at first is honesty, not faking a faith you do not have. Honesty is a choice of the will – the choice to seek the truth no matter what or where. This is the most momentous choice you can make. It is the choice of light over darkness, ultimately heaven over hell.
Warning: If you honestly pray the skeptic’s prayer, it will change your life because you will experience the presence of God and at that time you will know without doubt that God exists and that He wants to have a loving, personal relationship with you. God will not force you to love Him back nor will He force you to accept His only begotten Son Christ Jesus as your savior. The choice is still up to you to either accept God’s love and Christ Jesus as your savior. I suggest that you make a wise choice.
Here are the definitions which atheists deny define atheism. You may have noted during the reading of this article how well each of these definitions fit with describing atheists, atheism and the activities that atheists are doing.
1 : a representation or symbol of an object of worship; broadly : a false god
1 archaic : teaching, instruction
2 a : something that is taught b : a principle or position or the body of principles in a branch of knowledge or system of belief
1 : a brief authoritative formula of religious belief
2 : a set of fundamental beliefs; also : a guiding principle
1 : of or relating to rites or a ritual : ceremonial <a ritual dance>
2 : according to religious law <ritual purity>
3 : done in accordance with social custom or normal protocol
1 : relating to or manifesting faithful devotion to an acknowledged ultimate reality or deity <a religious person> <religious attitudes>
2 : of, relating to, or devoted to religious beliefs or observances <joined a religious order>
3 a : scrupulously and conscientiously faithful
2 : a personal set or institutionalized system of religious attitudes, beliefs, and practices
3 archaic : scrupulous conformity : conscientiousness
4 : a cause, principle, or system of beliefs held to with ardor and faith
3 : something that is believed especially with strong conviction; especially : a system of religious beliefs
4 : extravagant respect or admiration for or devotion to an object of esteem
weltanschauung: a comprehensive conception or apprehension of the world especially from a specific standpoint
BTW, the name “Scarlet Letter” for the “A” I did not name. I found the name at this website: