Friday, 19 October 2018

Celebrity Atheists

 

I don't know whether you have them where you live; but we have them here in Britain.

Celebrity atheists.

These are people who have been successful in life, actors, singers, sportsmen, comedians, even scientists; and they don't believe in God. Fine. I have no problem with that. They have a perfect right to believe, or not believe, what they want. That's their prerogative. I believe in God. They don't. And that's fine by me; as it should be fine by them.

Yet, these celebrities seem to have made it their mission in life to tell the world that God does not exist. And to convince everyone else that they too should not believe in God.

You see them often on TV, or on the radio, or social media expounding their thoughts and their views. It could be a chat show on TV or radio and suddenly there's a mention of Christianity, or religion, and they would say, "... of course ... I don't believe in all that ..." implying that if you do believe then there's something wrong with you.

Often, these celebrities are well educated and fluent at putting their argument forcibly and convincingly. I would guess they most probably do influence certain people who feel that it is logical, learned even, to emulate them and not to believe in a "bearded man sitting up there on the clouds!" (Actual words used on TV).

As a Christian, and having known a number of Christians, I find that they sometimes have doubts about their beliefs. Some have crises of Faith even. I must confess that many a time I have questioned what I actually believe.

Doubt is good. It makes us question what we have been taught and often we may find an answer, or a clarification, of something we did not understand. Doubt can indeed strengthen our Faith.

But there is one thing that has always intrigued me about atheists in general. They are always certain in what they believe. They have decided that there is no God and that is that. There is no room for doubt or manoeuvre in their intellect and in their conclusion. In effect, one would admire their Faith in what they believe.There certainly is no doubt amongst atheists that God does not exist.

I would never try to convince an atheist that God exists. He has made his mind up and the discussion would just turn into a pointless debate. I would, however, tell someone willing to listen about the love that God has for him. Someone who is willing to consider the possibility of God's existence. Someone willing to accept that perhaps his non-believing views might possibly be wrong. Someone with the courage to dare to believe without any evidence or proof. Someone willing to take the first step in blind Faith and leaving the rest to God.

But despite all that, I like atheists.

And it has nothing to do because Jesus said so. "Love your neighbour and all that!"

No, I like atheists for my own selfish reasons.

You see ... the more atheists there are the more room there will be for me and you in Heaven.

The way I see it is like this. If atheists don't believe in God, therefore it follows that they don't believe in Heaven either. This being the case, then they would not want to be somewhere which they believe doesn't exist.

So it follows, fewer people, means more room for me and you in Heaven.

Just think about it. Not having to join long queues to learn how to play the harp. Or to go to Prayer Meetings. Or to go to where they fit you with wings and teach you to fly like an angel.

With all the atheists somewhere else discussing how wrong they were, there will be a quick service for us in Heaven as well as more room at the beach, the park, or wherever we choose to relax.

Oh bliss ... I think it will be Heavenly in Heaven.

14 comments:

  1. I am glad I have religion in my life.

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  2. Ya. We've both celebrity atheists (and political gurus) who exploit their fame. Unfortunately, I've two 'friends' who, like you've written (are): "well educated and fluent at putting their argument forcibly and convincingly."
    Because I'm lacking both, I refuse to engage. Somedays are harder than others; yet, all I can do is say a prayer their hearts may come to know Him.

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    1. I believe you are handling this very well, Mevely. It is no point engaging in conversation or debate because I find this people have already made their minds up. They are sure God does not exist. I have never known an atheist say, "God does not exist. But He might ... maybe ... perhaps ... sometimes?"

      God bless you, Mevely.

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  3. Yes, we, too, have lots of celebrity types/politicians telling us how we should think on any number of issues, and as Christians, we were even insulted by President Obama when he was in office, accused Conservatives as low lives still clinging to their guns and religion. Can you imagine? And I've often heard it said that it takes more faith to be an atheist than to be a believer in God. I mean, how can one not believe in an almighty creator when one sees the splendor and glory of this world we live in? Anyway, I rest my case for now.
    Blessings, Victor!

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    1. Thank you for this, Martha. I did not know Obama insulted Christians. Here in the UK, if a politician declared he was a Christian he would not get far in politics. I remember when Tony Blair was Prime Minister and was asked a question by a reporter, his advisor jumped in and said, "We don't do God!" moving the discussion away from Christianity. (Blair was a Christian who later became Catholic).

      Another Political Party leader had to resign as leader because he felt his Christian views were not acceptable by his Party.

      It is not fashionable in the UK to say you are a Christian.

      I led a study group in church lately and asked, "If an opinion poll person stopped you in the street and asked you Who is Jesus? what would you say?"

      The group was reluctant to say He is the Son of God, because "we don't talk religion openly in this country!"

      God bless you, Martha.

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  4. It is always hard for me to understand how atheists get through difficulties in life without faith in God, or how they can just celebrate life without faith in God. Like you wrote, more room in Heaven for those of us who do believe!

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    1. I think in Heaven, Terri, you and I will find it easy to get a table at a restaurant. Not many people queueing for a seat there! We could have Angel Cake.

      Do you have Angel Cake in the USA?

      God bless.

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  5. I feel so sad for atheists. Won't they be surprised when they die!!!

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    1. I guess you are right, Happyone. They will be surprised.

      God bless.

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  6. I read on someone's blog the other day, "The United States has become a place where entertainers and professional athletes are mistaken for people of importance." My husband tells me to just pray for "those people." Maybe we will see some of them in Heaven after all.

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    1. I think your husband is right, Chris. Some celebrities do good works for charity, often in secret. Some are believers, even though they do not publicise it. Here in the UK a celebrity like an entertainer for instance would be greatly affected in his career if he declared he is a Christian. His career would certainly suffer as a result.

      God bless you and yours.

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  7. I hope they are allowed into Heaven so I can tell them "I told you so!" Something they will never be able to say even if they are right. I suppose everything can be explained by science,except i always wonder, "Where did the first molecule come from?"

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    1. Good point JoeH.

      About the first molecule ... it was always there but no one saw it because they had not invented the microscope yet.

      God bless.

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