The conflict is very old and it pits those who serve the Lord Jesus Christ against those who believe in no God. The Atheist is not any different from anyone else, he or she lacks a relationship with God. The implications for the moral climate in America, and the West, is profound. In Europe, Chiurch attendance is down. Prostitution is very much out in the open. A sense of indifference has come into being regarding moral issues. An “it’s all good” or “what’s the big deal” attitude prevails about matters that are of concern to Christians everywhere. And with no real moral compass to guide them, what do people do? They engage in what is called “situational ethics” or they rely on “consent” where any act imaginable is permitted as long as the other party consents. This includes killing the old and sick, called by the euphemism, “euthenasia.”
Now, in the West, a program is underway to attempt to undermine Scriptural authority and Church teaching. It’s quickest method of spreading is on the internet through atheist and Christian forums. Also included are people who identify themselves as free thinkers, brights, secular humanists, anarchists, communists and leftists.
I will focus on Christian forums. The method of approach is simple. Instead of saying, “Hi, I’m an Atheist and let’s talk about how bad and dangerous God, the Church and beliefs in old, supposedly Holy Books are,” it takes an intellectual turn. “Hi, I’m an Atheist and I want to talk about science, reason and logic.” OK, fair enough. And here’s how that goes:
“OK, listen up. A six day creation as described in Genesis in your Bible is wrong. We have incontravertible proof that the earth is very old. We’ve got no proof of a global flood. So we got evidence and you’ve got bubkis.” If that was the whole of it, there wouldn’t be much of a problem but there’s more.
A Creation Museum opens in Ohio. A protest comes from a group called Rally For Reason, primarily supported by Atheists. The Museum presents evidence for men and dinosaurs living together and for other claims of the Bible. The connection is clear. Science is the Atheist beadrock faith and it cannot be brought into question. The Museum is denounced as filled with lies.
It is with this alleged evidence of science that Atheists hope to convince Christians that the Bible is wrong, our interpretation (official Church interpretation as presented in the Catechism of the Catholic Church) of parts of the Bible are wrong, and therefore, the Church should recognize this “science.”
This sustained campaign is going on all over the internet and through other media. “Your Bible is wrong, science is right. We have the evidence.” Evidence of what? What all Christians should know is that when the Church, through the Pope, make statements that are not fully supportive of their scientific claims, it is the believers in no God who are the most critical. They accuse the Pope of wanting to keep “job security,” and the Church of wanting to hold onto myth and fantasy. In other words, they want to spread their unbelief in God however they can.
And in a culture that calls prostitutes “porn stars” and strippers “exotic dancers,” and shows it on television, do we hear any protest from the unbelievers about these things? No. In fact, it’s legalize prostitution, legalize certain illegal drugs, a person should be able to do whatever they want to do with their own body: mutilate it, multiple sex partners, suicide. What’s the big deal?
Keep that in mind when those who say they have evidence tell you the Bible is wrong, even in part, and when you won’t accept their incontravertible evidence, call you ignorant, an IDiot, and a cretard and then they tell you to throw away your book of myths and fairytales, because my Brothers and Sisters in Christ, that is what this is really about; getting you to not believe or at least, make you act just like them and want what they want. Once again, it’s not “We want to give you science.” That does not explain their desperation. And it does not explain their digust at the Pope (or any religious person) when he does not fully endorse their evidence. That’s the moral part of it, the soul of the issue. They want Atheism to flourish, not the Godly.