Atheism breaks free

Atheism is a belief that deities are not real. Having no creator (God) means that individuals are solely responsible for his/her own existence. We are merely existential beings free to make a moral judgment as we see fit.

Christians adhere to Biblical morals that unfortunately, religious hypocrites abused in order to control society. The only way to break free is to become an atheist and atheism knocks at every Filipino home. In 2011, the Philippine Atheists and Agnostics Society was founded as a legitimate non-profit organization in the Philippines. Likewise, Satanists in the Philippines are no longer covert.

Why are people attracted to atheism?

I had a friend who was an avid follower of Jesus. She supported missionaries and faithfully attended Bible studies. However, she also exposed herself to the world of corporate and wanton pleasures. Eventually, she declared herself to be a non-believer and labeled all things about Jesus as “trash.”

The lure of atheism
Breaking free from the guilt of wrong moral choices makes atheism attractive. Atheists are not bound by the limitations of things of God. Tolerance is their new philosophy, everything becomes permissible.

→ Why are you an atheist?

Your view of morality will define if you are a theist or atheist
Atheism itself is a brand of faith that believes with certainty that there is no God and morality is defined by their carnality, while a Christian’s morals are defined by God. Thus, there is a close link between morality and the object of one’s faith. Flesh to Atheism and God to Christians. We are free to make a moral judgment, but is it really moral and who or what defines morality? Therefore your worldview influenced by religion or philosophy will always define morals because mere mortals cannot define morality.

The world is at war because of moral differences
For example, Hitler or the radical Muslim Jihads or ISIS believes they have the moral ascendancy and that they have the right to define the rest of the world’s way of life. In politics, same-sex marriage is not succinct with a God who commands us to love one another, yet the same God tells us that gay matrimony is wrong.

Who defines morality?
Would you trust God or yourself on how morality should be defined? As Helen Keller put it, “only God can make a tree” and if my minute understanding of things is practically a mist in God’s creation, who am I to disagree with His definition of morality. We are beyond the complexities of our own being. Thus believing in a designer, the creator of the cosmos is actually logical. The good news is that God, in the person of Jesus, wants to be involved in your life.

The good news is that God in the person of Jesus wants to be involved in your life

A new atheism

French Philosopher Albert Camus contributed to the rise of “Absurdism” in the 1900s. It is a philosophical school of thought that says the efforts of humanity to find inherent meaning will ultimately fail (and hence are absurd) because a lot is unknown. Although the Nobel Prize-winning Albert Camus was an atheist, he offers a powerful counter-example to the stridency and animus of the “new atheism” associated with Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, and others.

Atheism today is loosely defined. It has become a tool to destroy Christianity, rather than expose an intelligent opposition. Dawkins and Hitchens appear to be its torchbearer but I would rather refer to them as bullies for imposing that “religion poisons everything.” They mock Christians who do good things for the society, while all they accomplish is hatred and discord. A new form of atheism comes in an old disguise – disrespect to authority, loose morals, and hedonism. Its victims are young people who come from dysfunctional families, and it’s a growing number.

Are you somewhere between a theist and an atheist?

God has said many encouraging things but in Revelation 3:16, He says “because you are lukewarm, I am going to vomit you out of My mouth.” There are no in between.

→ Why are you an atheist?
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The Great Fallout
As the economy leaps, so will the love for Christ turn cold (Matthew 24:11-13). We have seen this happened in Europe and USA which used to be great cradles of Christianity. Satan has blinded millions to believe that mediocrity has a place in heaven. Lukewarm Christianity is not an option.

Lukewarm Christianity is not an option

What can Christians do?

Prayer
Pray for your atheist or agnostic friends. Pray for the country and the transformation of leaders and other religious sects who redefined scriptures as a means to oppress people.

Be equip
Ask the hard questions and seek wisdom, get understanding. You can equip yourself by attending Bible Studies and Apologetics class.

Volunteer as online missionary
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“I am the vine; you are the branches. The one who remains in Me and I in him produces much fruit because you can do nothing without Me (John 15:5); “This is My commandment, that you love one another, just as I have loved you.” (John 15:12)

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