Thousands of people attended a rally of atheists in Washington D.C. on March 24. David Silverman, organizer of the Reason Rally, said it will be seen as the beginning of the end to the religious right’s grip on American life (“Atheist Rally,” CNN Belief Blog, March 24, 2012). Using the language of the homosexual-rights movement, Silverman said, “We will never be closeted again.” A wooden cross in the middle of the crowd bore a sign saying, “Banish the 10 Commandments to the dustbin of history. Another sign said, “Impeach God.” Speakers included Richard Dawkins, author of The God Delusion. A coalition of atheist and humanist organizations sponsored the event. The rally was emceed by Paul Provenza, a comedian (fitting), who told the crowd they “don’t believe in talking snakes.” Of course, we don’t either, but we do believe in the Devil. Adam Savage, co-host of the cable television program Mythbusters, boasted that he and not God is the one who is looking out for him and forgiving him and loving him. A series of studies in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology found that “atheists and agnostics reported more anger at God during their lifetimes than believers” (“Anger at God,” CNN, Jan. 1, 2011). Why would an atheist be angry at an alleged myth? My educated guess would be that the “God” the atheist and agnostic are angry at is the very God described in the Bible, the Almighty Creator God, and not Zeus or Kali or Mother Earth or a vague New Age Higher Power. This simply proves the truth of the Bible, which says that it is the fool who says there is no God because men have a knowledge of God in their hearts and conscience but they have rebelled against Him and are at enmity with Him because of His holy laws (e.g., Psalm 14:1; Romans 3:18-21; 8:7).
(Friday Church News Notes, March 30, 2012, www.wayoflife.org, firstname.lastname@example.org, 866-295-4143)
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