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Letter: Atheists’ beliefs are based on fear

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Posted: Saturday, August 31, 2013 12:00 am

It is always interesting to find a letter from an avowed atheist on a Religion page. Of course, atheism is a religion, as are many other beliefs. But atheism is special for Christian believers, because atheists are actually proving that God is very, very real.

Why did I say that? Think about it. If one is positive that something doesn’t exist, why would they waste time and energy trying to convince other people to agree with them, especially regarding Christianity?

Atheists have absolutely nothing on which to base their belief but fear.

The Word of God tells us there is a horrible, fearful place awaiting non-believers — hell (Revelations 21:8). All sinners are condemned to go there for eternity.

Who are the sinners? Every person who has lived on this earth from Adam and Eve on. So why do some sinners believe they will go to heaven? Because they have placed their faith and trust in Jesus, who clearly stated, “I am the way, the truth and the life. No man comes until the Father, but by me (John 14:6).”

Why doesn’t everyone accept Christ as Savior? Pride.

“I don’t need a crutch; I can take care of myself.”

“I’m just as good as anyone else, and probably a whole lot better than most.”

“I’m not a sinner, and don’t you dare call me that.”

“I don’t want to go to church because they are all filled with a bunch of hypocrites.”

Thank you, David Diskin, for airing your and the Stockton-Area Atheists and Freethinkers’ fears.

The very God you fear has given you the free will to think and believe whatever you choose.

John 3:16 — so familiar his words — “For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son that whosoever believed in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

Please note: It says, “whosoever,” not “everyone” must.

Louise Dowdell


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