Atheistic Rage: The Constant Need For The Reinforcement Of DisbeliefI was just looking back through many of the last year's post in our “I Am Christian” group and noticed a lot of posts by Atheists. Odd, I don't feel the uncontrollable urge to join the “I Am Atheist” group and post concerning my faith in Jesus Christ! Firstly, that would be lying because I am not an Atheist. Secondly, it would be just plain rude.
Isn't it strange that Atheists spend so much time talking about God? I can bet that most people who claim to be Christian will go about their business all week and not mention God even once! (This isn't a good thing, but it tends to be the case in these modern times.) This doesn't seem to be the case with most Atheists that I have met. For them, the topic of EVERY conversation has to revolve around their personal state of disbelief. It's an obsession to constantly prove to themselves that God doesn't exist.
In the Methodist (Wesleyan Arminian) tradition we teach of God's "prevenient grace". This preceding grace is what awakens, convicts, and draws the sinner to seek salvation in Jesus Christ. We believe that God's gift of salvation is freely available to everyone. The Atheist also feels this call to salvation but can't bear facing the reality of God. This would mean they aren't the center of their selfish and materialistic universe. It seems they have to constantly reinforce their disbelief; even to the point of banding together in organizations that almost seem to be religious in nature. Like naughty children they might as well put their fingers in their ears and yell, “LA LA LA, I CAN'T HEAR YOU!” over and over again. But, God still calls out to them, and deep down in their hearts they know it.
Atheists don't look for evidence of the living God. Their denial spiritually blindfolds them! The physical evidence of our God is all around us. Just like I would explain it to a child, at the simplest level: Something material cannot come into existence out of nothingness. Mathematically 0=0, 0 cannot be made to equal 1. At some point in the distant past there has to be a point of origin and an inspired creative event. Einstein discovered the direct relationship of matter to energy. But, for us to exist you still have to start with matter or energy!
The spiritual evidence of our God is just as obvious. We create moral standards because we are the creation of God. We as the human race have an inherited, instinctive, knowledge of good and evil because God is good and Satan is evil. We have self-awareness because we have immortal souls. The Universe has physical laws because God mandated them. We love because God first loved us.