Wednesday, April 1, 2009

April Fools

April Fools

The fool has said in his heart, "There is no God." ( Ps 14:1)[1]

For since the creation of the world [God’s] invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse. (Rom 1:20)

Atheists are some of the most miserable people I know. They hate it when people pray to the God they try so desperately to deny, so they expend enormous amounts of energy and money to stop believers from praying to a person whom they say does not exist. I believe that if I were truly an atheist, it would not bother me for someone to pray to some imaginary deity. Since, as they claim, God does not exist, what’s the harm? Somehow, I believe that the burr under their saddle is that deep inside they really do believe that God exists even though they try to deny Him, and these praying people just keep reminding them of the fact.

Atheists are such unhappy people. They try to fill the void in their souls with material stuff, with wine, women and song, or with noble causes, but all their efforts pass through them like sand through a seine. They dislike being alone in the quiet, because they know that they are not alone. Their demons haunt them, and even so, they understand that God is there. So they entertain themselves in noisy venues in attempt to drown out the nagging silence. They will venture to sports events, but they wait until after the kick off, the tip off, the puck drop, the first pitch or the green flag, because to enter sooner would subject them to the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag where they would hear, “One nation under God.” If I were an atheist, having God in the Pledge would not bother me, because it is just another word like all the others that are mindlessly chanted – no harm done.

Atheists are such discontented people. They truly do not enjoy life much, so they lash out at those that do. They want to take Christ out of Christmas for everyone so that they can enjoy a godless “Holiday Season.” They would like to turn Easter into a “Spring Festival” with Easter egg hunts, Easter bunnies and Easter parades, but let’s not publicize anything about the resurrection of Christ “whom God raised from the dead” (Acts 3:15). That is just another reminder that there is a God, and that Jesus died for their sin and they are accountable to Him. So they protest any celebration that would remind them of their responsibility to God. If I were a true atheist none of those holidays would trouble me, because all those things are meaningless, if there is no God.

Atheists are such gloomy people. They need a holiday just for them, and this is it – April Fools’ Day! It is already on the calendar. Perhaps our liberal Congress and President could declare it a national holiday. Even Christians could participate. God has already declared, “The fool has said in his heart, ‘There is no God.’ They are corrupt, they have committed abominable deeds; There is no one who does good.” (Ps 14:1) They are rotten. What they do is sickening, and they really do no good at all. Has any atheist ever built a hospital? Has any atheist ever established a university? When they do get involved in some “good” thing, it is always at the detriment of all society. For instance, the battle over global warming, embryonic stem cell research, Planned Parenthood, various “conservation” movements and so on. There is no excuse for them because the clear evidence they have they reject, so that the appellation ascribed to them is entirely appropriate – FOOLS.

Happy April Fools’ Day!


[1] Unless otherwise noted, all Scripture quoted is from THE NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE UPDATE. (The Lockman Foundation, Copyright © 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995).