|Posted by Donna Dawson on July 14, 2011 at 5:12 PM|
I can't help but chuckle at the atheist who says, "It is foolishness to be a Christian." Well, not really. Not if you are an atheist. I know--at first glance that didn't really make sense but let's explore the thought further.
An atheist believes there is no God. They believe in survival of the fittest. They believe that in order to live a fulfilled life they must embrace self-fulfilling ideas. Ok, so what does that mean? It means they must seek for food and good health--that's obvious. But what about happiness and peace of mind? The human brain is created in such a way that it desires something outside of itself in order to find happiness and peace of mind. So what if, as the atheist says, there really is no God? How do they meet the need for happiness and peace of mind?
Well--it doesn't take long to realize that money doesn't buy true happiness--even the wealthiest will admit that they aren't content. And the human body is not capable of handling pleasure in excess quantities so that isn't the path to true happiness. There really isn't anything on this earth that can completely satisfy the human mind and heart. The scientist seeks to learn more. The romantic looks for the next relational high. And none of it brings total contentment.
Yet the Christian claims peace and contentment--if they are truly a Christian in more than just tradition. They have their problems but they don't seem to get bogged down by them. They have their faults but they don't seem to find it impossible to confess them and even find brief moments where they are free from them.
So we look at a more positive, fulfilling world view when we look at Christianity. A positive, fulfilling world view is needed for the psyche to thrive. If survival of the fittest is the atheist's mantra than it should be logical for them to choose Christianity in order to experience optimum mental and emotional fitness.
When understood and followed as it should be, Christianity gives one a sense of purpose, peace, joy, happiness and hope--all things that keep a human being fit. So why does the atheist insist on contradicting their own rules? Is it truly survival of the fittest? Or is it just an excuse to reject a God who cares enough to set boundaries?