Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Day 12- The Atheists Speak

Knowing  God  is  foundational to  living  a  life  of  purpose and   meaning
When we  try  to   operate apart  from Him,we   end  up  trying  to  fill  our  emptiness  with  busyness, temporary  highs and  cheap thrills.But  nothing temporal can  satisfy our  need  for the eternal.Even  atheists have acknowledged this. The French atheist Albert  Camus recognised  that
"nothing can discourage the  appetite  for divinity in the   heart  of man."
Walter  Kaufmann even  admitted  that,"religion is rooted  in  man 's  aspiration to  transcend himself...Whether  he worships  idols or  strives to  perfect   himself, man is  the  God - intoxicated  ape."And  Jean-Paul Sartre,another  well  known atheist let down  his  guard when he  said, 'I reached  out for religion,I longed  for  it, it   was  the  remedy.Had it been denied me, I would  have invented  it myself."
-Chuck Swindoll in  'Growing Deep in the
Christian Life '

God  has  spoken to man  down through  the  ages, even  the  atheists   can 't deny  it. It  is  up  to  man to  respond  to Him.
20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made,so that people are without excuse...
Romans 1 NIV (BIBLE)

8 Fertilize my soul:

Felisol said...

Well written. So many choose to invent a belief of their own instead of being humble and believe in "foolishness" I Chor. 1:18 For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 19 For it is written:

“I will destroy the wisdom of the wise;
the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate.”

Nadwrażliwiec said...

I think a lot of people in reality don't stop to believe in God, but they stop to believe in wrong vision of God - for example, I know atheists, who don't believe in God, because their parents or grandparents were fanatics and they forced them to believe.
In my city one atheist organization plan to show their own billboard to promote atheism in Polish society. It is interesting, because officially 90% Polish people are Roman Catholics, but it is only officially and nominally. Harvest is big, but there is too little workers.

Gerry said...

Interesting and thoughtful. It caught my eye on my blog list. I also wanted to say that I am reading a book now on India's many places regarded as sacred, and how the respect for the sacred in the land of the towering Himalayas finds voice in the very shape of the land itself. You have inspired me to read more about India with your blogs. I am now on my third book about India in a relatively short time.

Sr. Ann Marie said...

Very nice post. Thank you

Anonymous said...

Very good post. They can debate verymuch. But then the deep longing for God within them betray their false belief

Anonymous said...

Very good post. They can debate verymuch. But then the deep longing for God within them betray their false belief

Mari Nuñez said...

Amrita, I love your 40 day challenge. This post has come in very handy. God Bless.

Amrita said...

Thank you all for your precious comments and input.
Special welcom to Benalin, Sr Ann Marie and Mari , God bless you richly.