THEY HATE GOD: The Real Root of Atheists’ Anti-Christmas Rage

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 Why do some atheists embarrass themselves year after year trying to eradicate Christmas from American culture? Why do they make themselves societal hemorrhoids during this hallowed season? Is it because they are crusaders for equality, secularism’s saviors and humanism’s heroes? I’m sure that’s what they tell themselves when they’re pouting on their couches all alone on Christmas Eve after every single one of their friends has dumped them for being a rabid jackass.

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I believe, however—and I could be wrong—that the reason some rage against the machine is that they hate God and love their sin, and bringing up Jesus in December is not the way they wanted to finish off the year. Indeed, Christ really rains on their parade … and they love their parade.

Christmas, if you really get down to the brass tacks of it, isn’t about reindeer, elves, iPhones or Lindsay Lohan punching a gypsy, but about mankind’s sin problem and what God did to remedy it by sending His Son.

I know the chief facet most people focus on regarding Christ’s birth has been the peace on earth and good will toward men stuff, but if you dig around in the gospels a tad you’ll quickly see that the “peace on earth” thing is an ancillary perk to the main reason the second person of the godhead donned an earth suit and decided to hang out with us dunderheads. The core cause that necessitated Jesus’ incarnation was our jacked up carnality. Yep, Hambone, it was our sin. There, I said it. Sin. Yours, mine and ours.

Transgression was the reason for the season.

This is why El Diablo didn’t pass out cigars at Jesus’ birth. Happy he was not that the Son was not only going to address our sins but He was going to eternally and temporally salvage those who believe from sin’s fetid effects. This is why slewfoot energized Herod to put a hit out on the Nazarene when He was a wee little baby and why Satan’s demon inspired ilk are anti-Christmas to this day. Jesus’ birth equated to Satan’s demise.

This is not good news to some, though. Indeed, many atheists are up front about it and don’t want to leave their wantonness. As Jesus Himself said, they prefer darkness to light and don’t like to be reminded of their personal accountability for their sin—and thus their need for salvation—and therefore we should not expect them to be stoked about Jesus’ birthday party.

This is easy math, folks: A person who has no remorse and thus no desire to repent from their sins is probably not going to be a big advocate for the celebration of the person who reminds them they’re wrong and calls them to repent and believe.

Call me goofy, but I’m forever grateful for Jesus’ birth, His attesting miracles, His sacrificial death, burial and resurrection. While most atheists this Christmas will be drinking to forget, I will, as Martin Luther said, drink to remember the One who was and is and is to come.

2 Replies to “THEY HATE GOD: The Real Root of Atheists’ Anti-Christmas Rage”

  1. OK, so be it; you're Goofy.

    Now, Goofy, if you really followed the teachings of Jesus Christ, you could certainly find the answer to all this self flagellating angst. Forgive them.

    Better yet, why don't you learn more about what sin actually is. In theology, it is a deliberate disobedience to the known will of God. We can save the argument of who knows what God's will really is for later. Let us concentrate on the concept of non believers as sinners.

    You don't get to define sin. Only the individual can judge if they had sinned before 'their' god or not. A non believer can not sin because a non believer has not DELIBERATELY pledged believe in ANY religious system. There is no sin unless one has acknowledged to a belief system that defines sin. Curses, God given Free Will!

    Of course, one can not fathom such a thing if one is totes convinced they and ONLY they have the 'real path' to glory.

    I understand young Christians of many sects are forbidden with interacting with non believers. So I am going to posit you don't have any or if any, many friends outside your faith bubble.

    So, Goofy, I'll leave you with this: St. Matthew7
    1 Judge not, that ye be not judged.
    2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. Mk. 4.24
    3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
    4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?

    Your words, kid, not mine.

    Be well and have a Merry Christmas! *pats head*

  2. Atheists hate god? Interesting. It's a bit impractical to hate something you don't believe exists, don't you think? Sigh.

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