Why Would They Do This?

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According to an article:

When British comedians Pippa Evans and Sanderson Jones decided last winter they liked the atmosphere and fellowship of a church, but they did not believe in God, they started what apparently was, at the time, the first church for atheists.

They say it’s been so successful they now are launching a world tour to grow their godless church.

According to a report in the Guardian, they will be starting their promo tour in Edinburgh Oct. 22, then traveling quickly through Glasgow, Brighton, Bristol, Oxford, Cambridge, Milton Keynes, Leeds and Manchester. . . . [Then in November they go] to Dublin on the first, followed by a quick trip . . . to New York, Harvard, Washington, Chicago, San Diego, Silicon Valley, then on to Vancouver, Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney.

So why would atheists do such a thing? If there’s no God, what’s the point? If when you die that’s the end of you and you won’t ever know you even existed, then why bother with starting a church? Why would atheists like these be so active in such a meaningless project?

Well, the Bible gives us the answer. Here are two reasons why these atheists are actively promoting an atheist church:

1. “Because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them” (Romans 1:19). God’s Word makes it plain that the knowledge of God is written on our hearts—every human being knows there is a God and every human being is “without excuse” (Romans 1:20). So there are no true atheists—they know there is a God and that’s why they want a system that copies the Christian worship.

2. They “suppress the truth in unrighteousness” (Romans 1:18 ). God’s Word tells us that those who reject God “suppress the truth”—they actively suppress what they know to be true. Because they know there is a God, they have to work hard to try to actively suppress the truth. It’s like they hold their hands on their ears and yell: “No, I refuse to listen to what God is telling me.” And so they actively preach their atheism to try to block the truth they willing reject. So sad.

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