Christianity Versus Atheism

Hey guys! We’re FINALLY starting our blog series! Thanks for coming back to TGWAM this week! I hope you enjoy what I have to say about the topic of “Christianity vs. Atheism” which is quite interesting…

Christians and atheists are well, quite frankly polar-opposites. One strongly believes in the existence of God, as to which the other completely disbelieves. Christians like you and I believe that God is real, that He created everything, and that He is Lord over all. This is all true; however, people who are atheists think that that all sounds insane. They think that that sounds just about as real as the existence of Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, and the Tooth Fairy. The definition of atheist is “a person who disbelieves or lacks belief in the existence of God or gods.” Now obviously, we as Christians know that there is only one true God, but the thing about atheists is, they don’t even believe in other religions. They don’t believe in following Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism, ANY other religion, just as much as they don’t believe in Christianity.

To me, I feel like atheists are the hardest people to convert to Christianity. Atheists don’t believe in any religion, therefore they won’t believe that an “imaginary God in the sky” can save them from all that they’ve done wrong. I feel like atheists would convert to religions that have idols and statues that they worship, much quicker than they would Christianity. I know that sounds crazy, because we all have a faith that’s miraculous, but they don’t and when they see worshipping a physical object versus something they won’t lay their eyes on until they leave this Earth makes more sense to them.

The number of people that identify as “atheists” has roughly doubled in the past few years. In 2007 a survey was taken that showed that 1.6% of Americans identify as atheists when it comes to religion. In 2014 this survey was taken again and 3.1% of Americans identified as “atheist”. Most atheists are younger males who have a higher education. This makes sense because many scientists, who obviously have a higher education because it takes a lot of school to be a scientist, are atheists. They’re atheists because in science, they believe that everything that exists has to have evidence and if you don’t follow the Christian faith, sometimes it’s hard to see the existence and “evidence” of God.

Most atheists tend to be Democrats and are commonly aligned with political liberalism. 92% are supporters of same-sex marriage, 87% support abortion, and 74% say that the government does more harm than good. The whole government situation is a bit controversial, so I’m not gonna get into all of that… But same-sex marriage and abortion are things that I can talk about.

There are so many verses in the Bible saying that homosexuality is wrong. (I’m only going to state one verse, but I will leave a list at the bottom with other verses about same-sex marriage.) Leviticus 18:22 identifies homosexuality as an abomination by saying,‘Do not have sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman; that is detestable.” (NIV). Okay, so there’s this verse and the ones I listed below, but if that isn’t enough for you, let’s use this example. When Noah was told to put animals on the ark, was he told to put two female elephants on the boat? Was he told to put two male turtles on the ark? No. He wasn’t. Because homosexuality was created by mankind, not God, therefore it is not good. We as humans have this twisted version of God/the Bible in our heads. We think that if we’re good enough of a person or if we give so much money to a certain charity that we’ll be able to go to heaven without having to lift a finger. Some people think that they can adapt the Bible to be a future version and that that’s just the way they did it back then and because things like homosexuality, abortion, etc. are socially acceptable now that the Bible shouldn’t matter. That’s not true. The Bible always has been and always will be true and 100% accurate.

Okay, now let’s talk about abortion. The definition of abortion is “the deliberate termination of a human pregnancy, most often performed during the first 28 weeks of pregnancy”. Deliberate termination… Sounds harsh, huh? Abortion is murder. Once a child is conceived, it is living. There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that that isn’t true. Psalm 139:13-16 talks about how God knew us before we were even born. It says, “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.”

A lot of people say that abortion is okay and acceptable because the “fetus” is a part of that woman’s body. No. Psalm 139:13-16 proves that we are all individuals and that we are created in God’s image. His perfect image. Why would we as humans want to destroy that? Because we’re either ignorant to the fact, or that we as Christians haven’t done the job we need to do to reach these people that are lost and are doing things like murdering innocent people just because they are “part of the woman’s body”. Let me ask you a question. When a mother hen lays her eggs and they’re growing and waiting to hatch, are they still a part of the hen’s body? Of course you’d all say, “Well absolutely not! They’re separate, individual, chicks.” You would be correct. Is it not the same exact way with every unborn, living thing?

Our job as Christians is to lead these people to God. Lead them to what is right. Move them away from what is wrong. They need to know that OUR God can do all things. OUR God is all-powerful and knows what is best. They need to know that without Him, nothing is possible, but with Him everything is possible. As the song “God of This City” by Chris Tomlin says, “You’re the God of this city, You’re the King of these people, You’re the Lord of this nation, You are. You’re the Light in this darkness, You’re the Hope to the hopeless, You’re the Peace to the restless, You are.” The people that don’t have that peace, the people that don’t have that hope, the people that don’t have that light, they need to know it’s there and they need to know how and where to find it. And you know what? That’s our job and we’ve kind of failed. We’ve made Christianity look hierarchal. We’ve made Christianity look like it’s a joke when we say something that’s the complete opposite of what we do. We have to uphold our faith. We have to show people that our faith is legitimate. That it isn’t a joke. We as Christians need to be more open to letting people in that are different than us. People that may believe nothing. When we push them away, like we tend to do pretty often, they’ll never want to come back to Christianity again because we’ve had a “holier-than-thou” attitude. We have to do our job so these people that have no hope at all, people that are lost and will live eternity separated from God, that there IS hope with God and that God doesn’t have to be backed up with science because we have enough proof in the Bible.

Thank you guys for reading what I had to say today in the first post of this religions series! I hope you’ll continue to follow TGWAM as we pursue new things such as these! Thank you for your continued support! I hope you’ll come back Thursday to read Bryanna’s first post about Christianity and Paganism/Wicca. Thank you once again for keeping in touch with Two Girls With a Mission. I hope you have a great day and a great rest of the week as we approach Easter!

 

Show The World His Love,

 

Lace ❤

 

Bible Verses on Homosexuality and Marriage:

 

-Leviticus 18:22

-Romans 1:26-27

-1 Corinthians 6:9

-Genesis 2:24

-1 Corinthians 7:2-16

-Ephesians 5:23-33

 

Works-Cited:

 

http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/06/01/10-facts-about-atheists/

 

http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/08/24/why-americas-nones-left-religion-behind/

 

Link to “God of This City” by Chris Tomlin:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5rbA2k4JwM

 

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7 thoughts on “Christianity Versus Atheism

  1. essiep says:

    It sounds strange the paragraph about Christians not worshipping statues. Catholics do.
    There is a surprisingly common idea that atheists are Satanists. Weird because satan is a religious idea.

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    • bryandlace says:

      Hi! Thank you for reading my post. I appreciate everyone who takes time out of their day to read what I have to say. First of all I’d like to say, Catholics and Christians aren’t the same thing. Catholics believe that they have to go through a priest to receive forgiveness for their sins. Christians do not believe this. Christians believe in direct access to God. Also, Catholics do not worship statues. They have statues in their churches, BUT they do not worship them. They both believe that Jesus is the Son of God in human-form, but their religions are completely seperate.

      Second of all, I thought I was pretty clear when it came to atheists being non-religious people that don’t worship or believe in religion. If you can show me where you might have taken it that way, I’d be glad to take the fault or explain it to you. I do not believe that atheists are Satanists. I believe that they are people who are simply not religious and I apologize for you to have taken it the opposite.

      Thanks again for reading. I appreciate the feedback. Please contact us for more.

      -Lacey

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      • essiep says:

        I haven’t taken your post to suggest that satanists are synonymous with atheism. My intention was to add that to your post because some Christian bloggers do believe that. I’m not suggesting you have implied as such, don’t worry.
        The first point in your reply has confused me. Catholicism and Christianity as separate entities. That’s not how the catholics who brought me up see it. They quite clearly see Catholicism as a sub-category of Christianity. Another sub-category might be protestant and so on… There are many more.

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      • bryandlace says:

        Oh okay! Well in that case, thank you for the addition. Sorry for the misunderstanding!

        I think we have different opinions on the Catholicism versus Christianity thing though… I understand that Catholicism is considered a sub-category of Christianity, and I probably should’ve said that in my reply (Oops), but I do believe that they are seperate. That’s just my opinion on that situation.

        Thank you for the feedback though! I hope that you continue to follow TGWAM. That would make us so happy.

        -Lacey

        P.S. (Please remember that this is my own opinion on Christianity versus Catholicism. I don’t mean to offend you by saying that I believe different.)

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    • bryandlace says:

      Hi! Thank you for taking time to read my post today, first of all. Thank you for the criticism. It’s always needed. From now on I will try and be less general when talking about other people and their religions, or in this case, lack of religion.

      I would like to say though, I believe you are being a little hypocritical. (Please try and hear me out on this one). In your “Dear Christians” post, I took it this way: that you generalized Christians as people who’s only value in life is to smack others in the face with their religion and that’s the only reason they live. That they let their religion control them and make them robotic. If that isn’t what you were saying at all, I completely understand, but that’s how I took it. I’m sorry I seemed too general. I will try harder in posts to come to make sure I stay clear of this issue again. Thank you for your feedback, and also for following TGWAM.

      -Lacey

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      • The Closet Atheist says:

        That’s not too far off, but I think you saw it as more harsh than I meant it. I didn’t mean to overgeneralize at all, although I see how it looks like I may have. I know that even within Christian teaching, there is a number of different beliefs and not everyone thinks the same thing. The main problem I was trying to address in that post was aimed towards those Christians that do believe in things like total depravity, and while not everyone believes that, I wanted to make it clear that I disagree with those that do.

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