They can propagate this conflicting message in good conscience because they do not consider themselves to be in the religious category of "myth and superstition." They know something that the federal government doesn't know: that they are not a religion. They just use their status as a religion to harass those who are actually religious.
According to Webster, the word "religion" is a combination of the prefix "re," meaning "back" as in "repay" or "pay back," and "ligare," meaning "to bind together." In its strict sense religion is only descriptive of those who are "binding themselves back" to God.
Atheists do not try to "bind back," but attempt to separate themselves from God by expressing their belief that there is no God. They are not "for" anything; they are only "against." They demonstrate sincerity to their philosophy by demeaning religious people who are binding themselves back to God. Since they claim not to believe in God's existence it would be foolish for their enlightened minds to harass God. Their total existence is dependent on the existence of religious people. Without religious people what would be their point?
Atheists' denial of God reminds me of the little boy who ate a piece of chocolate cake that he was not supposed to eat. When his mother found him playing in the next room, before she could say a word he looked up with chocolate on his face and proclaimed: "I didn't eat any cake." If he wasn't involved in eating any cake then why did he feel the need to deny it?
If there is no God why should an Atheist say anything? Minds and hearts are hardened and enslaved by such things as money, work, nature, television, etc., that give purpose or enjoyment to life. Why should they care what you choose to believe in? I doubt that Atheists believe in pink elephants, but you don't see them proclaiming their a-pink-elephant-istic views to the world. If Atheists were truly consistent with their philosophy they would be very busy disclaiming all the things they deny exist. They could then harass excessively inebriated souls who believe in pink elephants, and children who believe in Santa.
Their reason for proclaiming there is no God is only relevant if they truly believe there is a God. An analysis of the motive for the Atheistic philosophy clearly shows their rationality of action exist only in their underlining belief that there is a God to deny. To quote Sir Francis Bacon "A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion."
If Atheists continue developing their philosophy with integrity to themselves, eventually they will conclude that the existence of a true Atheist is based not on rational thought or science but on necessity of self delusion for the purpose of self justification. God simply says: "The fool has said in his heart, there is no God," (Psa. 14:1).
By Doug Cyrus
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