by Rick Kelley
The truth: An atheist cannot claim any objective standard of good and evil. To him, evil is anything he feels particularly sensitive about. He enjoys the power of moral judgment, and fancies himself the authority.
The truth: When an atheist claims that something (like the Connecticut tragedy) is evil, he is not saying, “This is my opinion.” No, he is actually saying, “It is wrong for everyone.” See, it’s not that atheists don’t believe in God; they aspire to be God (cf. Ex. 5:2).
The truth: Atheists get rather irritated when people talk about the love of God. They dare Christians to bring up his love in the face of evil. I dare them to explain why this tragedy in Connecticut was wrong. Or why do 3,000 more children leave this world daily under the banner of women’s rights, with no outrage (cf. Prov. 6:17)? Consistency, thou art a jewel.
The truth: My faith in God does not enable me to prevent evil, but it does enable me to comprehend both the goodness of God, and determine what true evil is. Further, it provides me assurance concerning God’s vindication of evil at the judgment (cf. Rom. 12:19). Atheism provides none of these.
The truth: Man’s greatest enemy is not violence from others, it is his own pride and ignorance (cf. Hos. 4:6; Rom. 1:22; Psalm 14:1).
—Prestonsburg KY church bulletin