There are a lot of things I don’t believe in. The Easter Bunny, Leprechauns, Vampires, Werewolves, championships in Denver (I had to go there) and Rodents of Unusual Size for example. If I took enough time, I’d have a very long list I’m sure. It’s true, I just don’t believe these exist. I’m fine to watch a movie that has them in it because it’s good entertainment. I won’t protest the movie because it portrays something I don’t believe is real.
This is why I don’t believe atheists actually exist. According to dictionary.com, an atheist is one “who denies the existence of a deity or of divine beings.” Why would someone who denies the existence of God even care if others believe in this fairy tale. Why would they care if this mythical character is invoked in a movie or TV show. The truth is, they wouldn’t. Just like I don’t mind if people out there really think that vampires exist. I don’t mind watching a movie or show that has vampire in it. I deny they exist. Nobody could have a convincing argument to persuade me that they exist. They are a mythical creature. People who call them selves atheists should hold the same position towards God. They see this as a myth that some silly people believe in.
So, why is it that some otherwise intelligent people would hold an atheist viewpoint but at the same time actively protest others who believe this “myth”.
It’s simple, 1 Corinthians 1:19 states “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart.”
This explains why someone who can articulately argue detailed and intricate topics completely lack wisdom when attempting to argue the point of why they are an atheist. These same people would actually laugh at me if I attempted to “argue” why I don’t believe in vampires. If I don’t believe, I don’t need to argue. If I don’t believe, I would not protest those who do believe.
So next time you run into an atheist, ask them if they believe in vampires. I would venture to guess most of them will of course say no. Then ask why they don’t protest movies with vampires, or Halloween since people dress up as vampires. That should lead to an interesting discussion.