Peter Heck, a fundie radio host and — frighteningly — public school government and history teacher, has a ridiculous op-ed piece on OneNewsNow, the AFA’s “news” site, entitled “As atheism rises, America declines.” It’s full of all the idiotic rhetoric you would predict.
According to The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, one in five American households profess no religious affiliation. That can’t be too surprising to anyone who understands human nature or historical trends. A prosperous society built upon the back of the very values espoused in the Judeo-Christian worldview inevitably yields to satisfaction, complacency and arrogance — the belief that our material possessions, our comforts, our good fortune are all the result of our own hands. Soon it’s more than just not “needing” God for our provision. Man rebels against Him, and is offended by the mere suggestion of His authority. This culminates in an inevitable downward slouch that has accompanied so many great civilizations of the past. So it appears to be with us.
Yes, far better to keep people poor and desperate and only give them a non-existent god to foster hope that the next life, which won’t exist, will be better.
Granted, the number of “nones,” as these trendy hipsters like to call themselves, is not overwhelming, but it’s certainly higher than it should be if we were still a humble and rational people. The inversion of those two principles (humility and rationality) is one of the most stunning things about the atheist. They claim to be people of reason, yet eschew and despise its very foundation. They fail to grasp that apart from the eternal consistency provided by the biblical God, they would have absolutely no basis for reason at all.The very fact that an atheist can argue about the laws of science “proving” there is no God, is actually proof in and of itself that He must exist.
Oh goody, presuppositionalism! Still nothing more than a shallow debating trick, not a serious argument.
It is the arrogance of the atheist mind that believes every man and woman who has, throughout history, placed his or her faith in the existence of a Supreme Being or beings has been 100-percent, totally and utterly wrong on that most fundamental question.
I write about this in my book BELiEVE: A Confrontation with Christianity’s Biggest Challenges. Imagine a four-lane highway full of traffic all traveling in one direction. Then suddenly, one singular car traveling the opposite way down the same roadway appears, heading into oncoming traffic. While it’s possible that the driver of the one car was the only one who knew the right way and everyone else was just mistaken, logic and rationality would suggest otherwise. It would take an extremely arrogant driver to stick his head out of his sunroof and start screaming at all the other drivers about how dumb they were, without ever pausing to consider he might be in the wrong.
The man who accuses others of being irrational thinks that’s a valid analogy.