How can this country survive much longer, when the younger generation is so appallingly ignorant? Only half of them can name the first book of the Bible, or any of the four Gospels.
Worse yet, in a way, Im not sure they can even read the New York Post! They all know who the current American Idol is, but a shocking number are unable to identify Amy Fisher and Joey Buttafuoco. No use trying to converse intelligently with such people about Antony and Cleopatra.
I have my own problem with the Post. My eyes are so weak now that without my reading glasses I cant tell whether it still supports Israel. Ill have to start getting the Braille edition, I guess.
Todays atheists baffle me too. If they dont believe God exists, why do they hate him so much? That doesnt figure for me.
I mean, I dont believe in Zeus, myself. But for that very reason, I dont hate him. (Or, to be safe, Him some people in this multicultural society of ours are pretty sensitive about capitalizing pronouns.)
Ive always found it hard to hold grudges against deities that dont even exist. When, as a kid, I didnt believe, I couldnt even work up a head of steam against the one wise people tried to tell me did exist.
A tolerant fellow Christian just told me he thinks atheists are entitled to their opinions. I told him I think theyre entitled to my opinions; Ive heard enough of theirs! Dont even get me started on the subject of that fool Darwin. The world would be a lot better off if hed taken up astrology, like Attila the Hun.
At least astrology is a science with a long and respectable pedigree. Not that it cant do a lot of harm in the wrong hands, I suppose. But so can physics. It wasnt astrologers who gave the world the atomic bomb.
Why dont the atheists get angry at Zoroastrians, by the way? Talk about troublemakers. I used to live next door to one of those people. Never again. Of course, with the Internet, you cant get away from them now. And they always seem to know how to find Yours Truly. I guess thats what I get for answering their messages.
One of the pretty clear lessons of history is that Zoroastrianism tends to lead to war in the Middle East. Its so obvious that Im surprised that the atheists still havent caught on to it. Why do they always give Ahura Mazda a pass when theyre inveighing against gentle Jesus? Do they assume nobody will notice? Well, some of us are keeping score.
They accuse us Christians of being Manicheans, for example, but they seldom say a word against the actual Manicheans. How fair is that? If you ask me, its the same old tired story: atheism talks, polytheism walks. Watch the treatment of the Catholic Church on public television, and youll see what I mean. Ive had it up to here with these people.
I wish I could say I dont have a god in this fight, but I do: the only one todays atheists seem to care about, the only one they can never forgive. Read the Psalms, listen to Handel: he is the king of glory. The hatred of the atheists bears perverse witness to him. So does their persecution of his believers, which is so unlike their indifference to the old pagan gods and idols.
Atheism is tolerant, they say. Maybe Im missing something. We never seem to hear about the sins of organized irreligion, still active in China and Cuba. In the West its called separation of church and state.
As Charles Baudelaire observed, Satans cleverest wile is to make us think he doesnt exist. It has come to sound quaint to speak of the diabolical, no matter how evident it is.
Most atheists now prefer to call themselves agnostics, meaning that even if there is a bare possibility that some sort of God exists, he cant speak to his own creatures, so we should ignore any messages from him.
And religion is all right, they say, as long as it makes you feel good. Just dont try to impose it on others by acting as if its really true.
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