** There are countles efforts of atheists to ridicule Christianity.
Let’s as one of many, mention George H. Smith; by his followers called “A Contemporary Philosopher” who really wrote such baloney in his book: ATHEISM - THE CASE AGAINST GOD – like (shortened):
(1.) Christianity must destroy reason before introduce faith
(2.) destroy happiness before introduce salvation
(3.) is profoundly anti-pleasure especially in the area of sex
(4.) Sexual pleasure is the most intense form of pleasure
(5.) To deny oneself pleasure, or to convince oneself that pleasure is evil…
Any Christian will ask; what on earth is he talking about?
It spoils nothing to say that this is B*****t.
Church keeps pointing out and not only St. Paul said, that it takes a lot of reason to understand believe (the reason, atheists don’t have). Jesus said in Matthew 13,11: "…knowledge of the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven has been granted to you,
BUT TO THEM IT HAS NOT BEEN GRANTED.”
It’s terribly laughable to presume; Christians wouldn’t have happiness. One thing for sure: A single Christian has a lot more of PURE happiness then all atheists together even ever could have. Would Jesus have made water into wine on the wedding of Kana if He and his people had no happiness?!
I as many, after having suffered so much (murdering of my son etc) still have pleasure, for we have God with us. And no atheist can imagine, how pleasurable is it, that we Christians are NEVER alone! Isn’t it remarkable, that for instance in Germany, most happy and funny people live in the Catholic centers along the Cologne-Mainz Rhine-line with it’s great carnivals?
Sex? :lol: never Christians where against sex. But loving sex, not dirty sex. Dirty sex ruins all and brings a lot of sorrow and misery over the human race - Aids for one thing, masses of divorces and more. Obliviously to atheists sex is all they have if they call sex “the most intense form of pleasure”. Poor things! To Christians other things count a lot more, like having a loving partner, dear children and grandchildren, loving families, and most pleasurable of all: HAVING GOD! and never to be alone.
ALL (!) Saints praised God for the pleasures they have in “knowing” and “having” God, the beauty of nature, the overjoyed knowledge of being eternally with God after they leave here.
Let atheists go to a Monastery to see the joy they have, if they don’t believe us. Did they ever see the joy and pleasure and happiness in the eyes of Mother Teresa?!