Articles by Joel Hendon

HOUSEHOLD OF FAITH


Articles by Joel Hendon

"Hear thou, my son, and be wise, and guide thine heart in the way" (Proverbs 23:19)


PRAY FOR THE ATHEIST

Did you ever stop and wonder what it would be like to be an atheist, infidel, or what ever you may prefer to call them? It somehow seems to me to be a life as depicted by the comic strip character "Born Loser". It is a lose, lose situation. It is as a quote I read about Alexander Campbell once when he was having a discussion with an atheist. He said, "Sir, you are like that ox over there, you have no hope."

Take this life for instance. It makes no difference what race or nationality they are, they remain a minority. I'm told there is 20% of the populace that are atheist. But I don't believe that. There may be that many who profess to be, so as to justify their failure to submit to God. Besides being a minority, they are a disliked minority.

Can you imagine getting up each morning to face another day of being insulted and told to "Buzz off!"? To place your argument before people only to be looked upon as an idiot? To never actually win an argument because (1) you have no evidence to back up anything you say, and (2) you have absolutely nothing to offer a person that would entice them to listen? And (3) you realize that your cohorts include the Nazi "Skinheads", "Reverend" Matt Hale the "Pontifex Maximus" of the World Church Of The Creator, and his group. Have a great day!

If they could offer me eternal life, I might at least listen. If they could offer me a happier existence here, I might listen. If they could offer me fame and fortune and admiration from men, I possibly might listen. But you see, they have nothing whatsoever to offer.

They have not the faintest idea how they came to be here. They have not a clue as to how anything got here so they design foolish ideas and instead of calling them foolish ideas they call them scientific facts, which only tends to make them appear more foolish. We need to pray for the ones who know better that they will have a change of heart. And for the ones who truly do not know, we need to pray for their enlightenment and try to teach them.




"Among the repulsions of atheism for me has been its drastic uninterestingness as an intellectual position. Where was the ingenuity, the ambiguity, the humanity (in the Harvard sense) of saying that the universe just happened to happen and that when we're dead, we're dead?"...John Updike

03/18/03 JHH



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