The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.
Posted by Paulo on September 28, 2009
1. The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.
2. The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God.
3. They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
Because I don’t believe in God, I am a fool, corrupt, filthy, and no good, eh?
It is precisely attitudes like these that make “atheist” a bad word. Even today I hesitate to call myself an atheist because of the negative connotation that this word carries among believers. In a discussion with co-workers once, I told them that I was an atheist. You could almost hear the wind sucked out of the room as they gasped with mouths wide opened.
Why Christians equate “atheist” with “immoralist” is beyond me. Most atheists I know are very moral, humane, good people. But no matter how moral we are, the Christian still sees us as fundamentally bad. If not outright bad, then certainly lost, and “blind” to “the Truth.”
Just because I don’t believe in God it doesn’t make me a bad person. I think for a long time I even saw myself as “bad” because of the way the believers saw me. I am not a fool, corrupt, nor filthy. I’m tired of being seen as a “bad person” and “lost” simply because my logic and reason won’t allow me to believe in fairy tales. As long as this attitude continues, there will never be peace on earth. Take that one to heart.