Are You An Atheist?
I really should stop staying up so late. That’s when I have too much time on my hands and nothing to occupy such hands so my mind starts roaming everywhere. Today it roamed to atheism.
I’m a Christian. I believe in God. I believe in Jesus. I believe in the Holy Spirit. I believe in the Bible. I believe in Faith. I believe in miracles. I believe in the supernatural. I believe in angels. I believe in Satan and demons. I believe in heaven and hell.
Because of my faith, I also believe in myself, in science, in medicine, in self will, in knowledge, in learning, in wisdom, in love, in family, in understanding, in seeking, in good and bad, in humanity, in equality.
My faith has actually made me a better person because it makes me seek to know more about the one I believe in – Jesus. And the more I know of Him, the more I pattern my life after Him. And that helps me be a more loving, more patient, more helpful person. Because I believe in Jesus, I believe Him when He says – If you have seen me, you have seen God. To me, that means He is the most accurate reflection of God, not what people say or make God out to be. So, God is my loving Father.
But I deviate.
Do you know what my faith has given me? – strength, hope, joy, peace, confidence, the ability to look forward with joyful expectation, the strength to push on when things don’t work out, the encouragement that tomorrow will be better, the assurance that there is a God watching out for me.
To me, that is a win-win whichever way I look at it. Every human being needs those things. Hurray to wherever or whoever you get them from. For me, I get them from my belief in God.
However, I’m not so arrogant or foolish to assume I am 100% right. I question myself, I question the bible, I question my faith, I question God. I have my doubts. I ask – what if I’m wrong?
And if I’m wrong about the existence and reality of a God, I die and – POOF! I cease to exist. Nothing left of me to even kick myself for being foolish. Just – The End!
But I would have lived my life with joy, peace, love etcetera etcetera that my faith gave me. To me, that’s a really great bargain.
But for all the confident atheists I’ve met, I’m just wondering if they’ve ever asked themselves – what if I’m wrong?
And if you have, have you ever wondered what ‘The End’ will be for you in the event of your ‘wrongness’?
Is it a great bargain to you?
Also, another amazing thing I get from my faith is my sense of wonder. The belief that there is ‘more’ than we see keeps the child in me alive. That’s why I love fairytales even as an adult, why I can see the magic in things, the beauty in the world around me, the thrill of imaginations.
Is atheism devoid of such things? Seems like a really dull way to live if it is. Or your beef is just with God, not ‘magic’?
Anyway, just ignore me. As we all know – insomnia is a bitch (Sorry, I’ve not got the whole ‘be like Jesus’ thing on lockdown yet)