Which faith stands up under test-that of the atheist or that of the religious believer?
Atheist have faith enough in their principles to desire to shut down religious beliefs-therefore enabling an end to suicide bombers, religious wars and televangelists.
According to Nobel Laureate Steven Weinberg “the world needs to wake up form it’s long nightmare of religious belief.” “ Anything we scientist can do to weaken the hold of religion should be done and may in the end be our greatest contribution to civilization.”
According to Atheist Sam Harris, “People must be unafraid to speak frankly about the ‘mountains of life destroying gibberish’ found in the Bible and the Koran.
All the same can we really blame them for the beliefs? Religion has destroyed a lot of Christian lives due to hypocrisy. Jesus Christ was of no religion. Psalm 14:1(NIV) says “ The [empty-headed] fool has said in his heart. There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable deeds; there is none that does good or right.
Both the religious and irreligious have and still commit atrocities. However the real question that should be asked is whether the actions of these groups is out of their religious or non religious beliefs-or really out of these people’s hearts.
Jesus tells us in Matthew 15:18-19 “ But whatever comes out of the mouth comes from the heart, and this is what makes a man unclean and defiles [him]. For out of the heart come evil thoughts (reasoning’s and disputing and designs)…..” But God will judge- Acts 17:31(NIV) “Because he has fixed a day when he will judge the world righteously (justly)…….”
Many Christians and atheist’s believe that “traditional” Christianity that people are practicing has little in common with the Bible. Some even expound further that the problem with religion is that it divides people rather than uniting them.
In conclusion to this ongoing difference of opinion, the question of the existence of a ‘True Religion” needs an answer. Could there really be a group of people on earth who rightfully represent God? Well the only way is to do as the Bible tells us 1st John 4:1(NIV) “ BELOVED, DO not put faith in every spirit but prove (test) the spirit to discover whether they proceed from God; for many false prophets have gone forth into the world.”