Bodie Hodge and Roger Patterson, the general editors of the World Religions and Cults series, joined me for a Facebook Live broadcast to discuss the upcoming conference and the book series. They also gave a preview of the free poster included with the three-book set (books and poster also available separately). This poster, as far as we know, is unique. It provides a helpful breakdown and timeline of different religions and denominations. To learn more, I encourage you to watch the video below.
Atheism—It’s a Religion!
Volume three of the World Religions and Cults series focuses on a popular religion here in the West: atheism. Yes—atheism is a religion! It’s a belief system that has religious views about God, origins, what happens when you die, how you should act, and more. Honest atheists admit their view is faith (and obviously it’s a blind faith). An atheist’s attitude is not based on observational science but on faith. The absence of a creator, the nonexistence of God, and a belief in naturalism is their faith.
Atheism is all around us. It’s practiced (and funded) in state schools and pervades the media, law, museums, textbooks, Internet, and science journals. People who claim that they’re not religious but make judgments about religious topics (e.g., the truth of the Bible, deity of Christ, existence of God, morality of adultery) have made a religious statement. Judgments about religious topics are religious statements.
Rejecting the Evidence for God
Those who demand God to come and show evidence of Himself should know that He did come and He raised Lazarus from the dead. The Pharisees plotted to kill Lazarus (John 12:10). He healed a man born blind, but the Pharisees refused to believe he was healed (John 9:18–20). Jesus came, died, and rose from the dead, yet the evidence was suppressed by the authorities (Matthew 28:12–13; Luke 16:31). They rejected the evidence. God tells us those who reject creation and the global Flood deliberately refuse to believe, regardless of the overwhelming evidence (2 Peter 3:5–6).
Secularists claim they want evidence—but most really don’t.
Secularists demand evidence, but then they usually just reject it. The Bible makes it clear that those who reject God reject obvious evidence He exists. God came as the man Jesus and raised the dead, healed the lame, blind, and deaf; showed clearly He was the Son of God; yet, despite the obvious evidence, most rejected it—just as the majority do today.
Secularists claim they want evidence—but most really don’t. They would just reject or reinterpret the evidence based on their religion. They are willfully ignorant.
World Religions Conference
Among the topics at our World Religions Conference, we will expose atheism for what it is—a religion! We will also look at many other religions including Islam, Satanism, Buddhism, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and more. I encourage you to register soon and enjoy a super-early-bird conference discount until February 1, 2017.
Learn more on our website.
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This item was written with the assistance of AiG’s research team.