Friday, February 01, 2013
Atheism: "A Personal Relationship With Reality"
Recently I have pointed out how Planned Parenthood, NARAL, and other abortion advocates who wish to expand the abortion industry have begun using new and different words to push their agenda.
They are not alone in revising the way they deliver their message.
Now atheists are doing their own makeover and co-opting a phrase from evangelical Christians.
Their new message appeared yesterday on a 14' x 48' billboard in San Diego, located on MLK Freeway near College Avenue.
The billboard plays off a phrase and concept long associated with evangelicals. This is likely not an accident.
Deception most often shadows Truth.
Evangelical leaders and Christians have long emphasized a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
The atheist message?
"Atheism--A Personal Relationship With Reality"
The link above includes a picture of the billboard and some local news stories.
The words on the billboard appear over an image of a curtain, held open by a stack of books. Behind the curtain is a pastoral nature scene.
The atheists are paying $1000 a week for the sign. As they say, they are putting their money where their mouth is.
What do they hope to accomplish with the sign?
"We want express how using intelligence to free oneself of the god idea can open the curtain to a inspiring new outlook," says Debbie Allen, local atheist coordinator.
Replace God with human intelligence.
Fred Edwords, a national director says, "We hope they [the general public] will discover that we are a regular part of local communities everywhere. Non-believers like us live all over America, we're your friends, your neighbors, your co-workers and family members."
This message is very similar to that of Sen. Ed Murray and the homosexual lobby as they worked to redefine marriage in Washington.
Allen sums up the outreach: "When you raise the curtain between the known and the unknown, there is nothing there but the natural world. No wizards, no spirits, no deities."
There is another view: "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." And that same God, "so loved the world that He gave His only Son, that whoever would believe on Him should not perish, but have everlasting life."
Behind the curtain there actually are wizards and spirits who seek to deceive. And not behind a curtain, in that it was torn from bottom to top, is God presiding over the entire universe, revealed to everyone who will accept Him, by the death and resurrection of His Son Jesus Christ. A God who loves each human being, who can forgive and restore a broken life.
Atheists certainly have the freedom to believe what they choose to believe, but there is a better way.
One can have a personal relationship with the meadows and mountains.
Or, a personal relationship with the eternal creator God, who created the meadows and the mountains.
I'm with Billy Graham and more than 2 billion Christians who have a personal relationship with God through His Son Jesus Christ.
Believe. Be Blessed. Be Free.