Noam Chomsky Political Activist December 7, 1928 – present date
Karl Heinrich Marx Communist and Revolutionary May 5, 1818 – March 14, 1883
Clinton Richard Dawkins Evolutionary Biologist – To present date 26 March 1941
Angelina Jolie Voight American Actress June 4, 1975 – To Present Date
What do these people in common? ATHEISTS
What is Atheism? The term atheism originated from the Greek ἄθεος (atheos), meaning "without gods“. It is commonly defined as the position that there is no God. It is the denial of existence of God
GhermanStepanovichTitov the second man to orbit the Earth 11.09.1935 – 20.09.2000
He said while coming back, “I went to space and I did not see God.” Somebody from the audience quipped, “If he had stepped out of his space suit, he would have.”
What does the Bible says about atheism? The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God.” Psalm 14: 1, 53:1
Are they fools? If so, why? What are they affirming in the place of God? There is no value if atheism is true. There is no reference point. We are the product of primordial slime. Time + matter + chance + collection of atoms. That is human beings.
Are they fools? If so, why? We are the product of evolution. We are doomed to extinction. There is no future. There is no purpose in our life.
Are they fools? If so, why? They reduces their own worth to nothing. They make their own laws. It is the survival of the fittest.
The Bible The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt. They have done abominable works. There is none who does good. The Lord looks down from heaven upon the children of men. To see if there are any who understand who seek God Psalm 14:1,2
The Bible They have all turned aside. They have together become corrupt. There is none who does good. No, not one. Psalm 14:3
An age old problem Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. Genesis 6:5
New means of escape Many philosophers tried to do away with the need for God like Democritus Epicurus They failed. Atheism depends heavily on the new mantra, the evolution theory.
Is evolution true? There are gaps in the theory of evolution. There are many holes in this theory.
A Hole so big that it will swallow an entire elephant herd
Sisyphus A mythological Greek person. Once he angered mythological Greek gods. Hence he was punished.
Sisyphus He has to roll up a big stone to the top of the mountain. Roll it down. Then roll it up. Roll it down. For eternity.
Atheists – Modern day Sisyphus There is no mind to look back to for his origin, There is no law to turn to for guidance, There is no meaning to cling to for life and There is no hope for future.
Atheists – Modern day Sisyphus It has the stare of death, looking into the barren desert of emptiness and hopelessness.
A result of rejecting God. In the U.S.A, they don’t say the Lord’s prayer anymore in school. They don’t teach the Bible in school anymore. Instead, they teach all other possible things.
A result of rejecting God. One man is even trying to remove “IN GOD WE TRUST” from American dollar.
A result of rejecting God. Virginia Tech Massacre Cho SeungHui April 16, 2007
A result of rejecting God. Columbine School Massacre April 20, 1999 More than 100 shootings out of which 75% occurred in the U.S.A
A result of rejecting God. A result of rejecting God. They are crying in the darkness with no one to look for help.
Atheists – On borrowed time They are trying to give meaning to life, a purpose to life now stealing from Judeo – Christian tradition.
The Problem… Atheists seem ready to believe anything except God…. The Hindu dated 10.01.06 pp-11
The Problem… In a NEW SCIENTIST India Edition article, the scientists are now theorizing “how our brain artificially creates God. New Scientist 01.03.10
Hence only God said….. Surely you have turned things around! Shall the potter be esteemed as the clay, for shall the things made say of him who made it, “He did not make me’? Or shall the things formed say of Him who formed it, “He has no understanding?” Isaiah 29:16
God is not far from anyone ….so that they should seek the Lord, in the hope that they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us. Acts 17:27
A solution for Karunyans As Karunyans, let us diligently seek God, the Saviour daily. If our friends are having negative ideas, let us tell them the truth. And hope that he/she finds the evidence for the existence of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Search for God when there is still time
Acknowledgements A Shattered Visage : The Real Face of Atheism, Ravi Zacharias