Atheism’s First of Five Commandments – Suppress the Truth
Atheists think that if they could just get everyone who believes in God to not do so or to at least say that they do not do so just to appease them, that they (the atheist) would be able to not think about God. This not thinking about God however is impossible for anyone to do because God has wired us to think about Him. Atheists go to great lengths to get God out of their life. They go to such great lengths that they ignore the abundance of evidence all around which points to God. Atheists’ trying to not think about God and ignoring the evidence of God is their number one commandment: Suppress the Truth
“The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them.” (Romans 1:18 – 19)
How do Atheists Suppress the Truth?
Over the years it has increased so much that now it’s in the news almost daily –actions taken by atheists to halt Christians from expressing their love of Christ Jesus and suppression of Christ Jesus’ death on a cross to fully pay for our sins. Do a Google Search on “Atheists Sue” and you’ll get a count of ~ 2,880,000 links discussing atheists wanting to suppress the truth.
From their wanting the Christian Cross removed from the 9/11 Memorial to suing Arkansas over bus ads and Pennsylvania for declaring 2012 the “Year of the Bible” to suing over a “Heaven” street sign, suing to remove a Jesus statue, suing to stop prayers, and suing to remove the “Ten Commandments” from view, and “In God We Trust” from U.S.A. currency, atheists are by far reaching out more today to suppress the truth than ever before.
Take for example the following suppressing the truth that happened recently by the Freedom from Religion Foundation (a fervent atheist religious group from Madison, WI): (1)
According to the Freedom from Religion Foundation, atheists have a right never to be offended by anything religious… and the rest of us who don’t practice the religion of Atheism, have a right to adjust our lives to ensure that we don’t harm their delicate atheistic feelings.
Sounds fair enough doesn’t it? Everyone who practices a religion other than Atheism must adjust their lives to ensure that no atheist is harmed by religious practices other than Atheism.
Here is the sequence of events that took place involving the Freedom from Religion Foundation and some florists:
Jessica Ahlquist, a 16 year old student and atheist in Rhode Island, sued her school district over a banner that she found overly religious and offensive.
The Freedom from Religion Foundation supported Jessica Ahlquist’s effort but wasn’t involved in the lawsuit.
Early in January 2012, District Court Judge Ronald Lagueux ruled in Ms. Ahlquist’s favor that the banner had to be removed.
The Freedom from Religion Foundation tried to send Ahlquist flowers to congratulate Ms. Ahlquist on her victory, but three separate florists refused to take the order placed by the Freedom from Religion Foundation because the atheists told the florists that the florists would need police escorts and personal protection to deliver the flowers to Ms Ahlquist.
The atheist religious group Freedom from Religion Foundation is now planning to sue the florists.
These atheists are adamant when it comes to their atheistic religious belief in this mythical idea of Freedom from Religion. But when it comes to the florists rights, somehow these atheists’ religious belief doesn’t allow Freedom from the Freedom from Religion Foundation. Note how consistent and tolerant the religion of Atheism is, NOT.
Another recent example of suppressing the truth comes from an atheist religious group named American Atheists. The atheist religious group, American Atheists sued over the inclusion of cross-shaped steel beams, dubbed the "World Trade Center Cross," in the exhibit at the National September 11th Memorial and Museum. (2)
The “World Trade Center Cross is a cross-shaped steel beam found amid the wreckage in the days following the Sept. 11 terrorist attack was a symbol of hope for many working on rescue and recovery there, so much so that the construction worker who discovered it believes he stumbled on to a miracle. (3)
The man who found the cross, Frank Silecchia, said he came across it on the morning of Sept. 13, 2011, after digging three bodies out from the rubble of the collapsed Twin Towers.
Silecchia believes that the World Trade Center cross is "not just a symbol of faith, but also a symbol of our freedom." He also views the cross as a natural artifact from the Ground Zero site. (2)
But Jane Everhart the communications director for the New York chapter of American Atheists who said she was traumatized by the events of 9/11 that she personally saw and experienced while there during attacks, said that she would not be able to visit the Memorial Museum as long as the cross is included in the exhibit, and derided the cross as nothing more than "ugly piece of wreckage" that "does not represent anything … but horror and death.". (2) Note again how consistent and tolerant the religion of Atheism is to others viewpoints, NOT.
Why do Atheists want to Suppress the Truth?
Atheists want to suppress the truth because they do not want to think about God and because they don’t want anything to remind them about God, atheists want all religious symbols (especially Christian symbols like the Cross) out of their view. Atheists want to suppress the truth because they choose to suppress the truth since the truth offends them and they find it foolish that we Christians preach the truth about Christ Jesus, His death on the cross and His rising from death. 1 Corinthians 1:23
As Paganus on Yahoo Answers declares in regard to the Christian Cross:
“I don’t fear it. It merely offends me. Why do Jews fear the swastika? It is the same thing.” (4)
"There is no fear of God before their [atheist] eyes." Romans 3:18 ESV
Obviously Pangnus has either no clue as to what the Christian Cross really means because Pangnus chose not to study about it or Pangnus has decided to suppress the truth about what the Christian Cross really stands for in civilization. Either way, it is clear that Pangnus at this time in life chooses to suppress the truth about the Christian Cross.
Pangnus as most atheists suppresses the truth about Christ Jesus and His death on the cross. Christ Jesus’ death on the cross is the means in which your and my wrong doings (sins) are fully paid. Through Christ Jesus’ suffering and death on the cross, He fully paid the debt of death you and I owe to God for all of the sins we have done. “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 6:23
Pangnus’ equivalence of the Christian Cross to a WWII German swastika is totally and diametrically inaccurate. The Christian Cross is a symbol of hope with a future and eternal life in paradise with God. While the WWII German swastika is a symbol of despair, death, and destruction. For anyone to equate the Christian Cross with a WWII German swastika is fully someone suppressing the truth.
“To whom can I speak and give warning? Who will listen to me? Their ears are closed so they cannot hear. The word of the LORD is offensive to them; they find no pleasure in it.” Jeremiah 6:10 NIV
And, as Lost Avenger states his desire is as a disciple of the atheist religion: (4)
“BECAUSE WE JUST WANT TO PISS OFF CHRISTIANS…”
“Because of this, God in his wisdom said, 'I will send them prophets and apostles, some of whom they will kill and others they will persecute.'” Luke 11:49 TNIV
Jesus said; “Remember the word that I said unto you: `The servant is not greater than his lord.' If they have persecuted Me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept My saying, they will keep yours also.” John 15:20 TMB
“But [atheists] I know what kind of people you are, and I know that you have no love for God in your hearts.” John 5:42 GNT
Why Atheists Think about God
Atheists think that if they could just get everyone who believes in God to not do so or to at least say that they do not do so just to appease them, that they (the atheists) would be able to not think about God. Atheists also think that if they were able to suppress any and all religious symbols that remind them of God, that they will be able to not think of God.
Basically and simply put, atheists think that if they can fully suppress the truth and control those people who want truth known; that they the atheists will be able to stop their thinking about God. Yet, not thinking about God is impossible for anyone to do because God has wired each of us to think about not only Him but also to think about eternal life.
“The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men and women who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities [i.e., laws of gravity, logic, physics, mathematics, etc.] —his eternal power [i.e., vast size of the universe and vast life forms] and divine nature [i.e., moral laws, love, mercy, and grace] —have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.” Romans 1:16-20 NIV
Isaiah 47:10 (New International Version)
You have trusted in your wickedness and have said, 'No one sees me.' Your wisdom and knowledge mislead you when you say to yourself, 'I am, and there is none besides me.'
Ecclesiastes 9:3 (New American Standard)
This is an evil in all that is done under the sun, that there is one fate for all men. Furthermore, the hearts of the sons of men are full of evil and insanity is in their hearts throughout their lives. Afterwards they go to the dead.
Romans 1:21 (Holman Christian Standard)
For though they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God or show gratitude. Instead, their thinking became nonsense, and their senseless minds were darkened.
End of part two – The Five Commandments of Atheism