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January 7, 2008

On the Right Side: Books point out fallacies of atheism

Well, we survived another Christmas, and the atheists (agnostics, secularists, non-theists, or whatever they want to call themselves) had an even lesser impact than in previous years.

We are witnessing a dying breed, a group whose influence and reason for being is becoming less and less important.

Now, I must separate atheists into two groups. There are those who have personally made a serious decision to not believe in God and go about their everyday lives. I'm sure some of my friends are atheists. They are fine people and lead good lives.

The other group is the militant atheists. They are not content to have merely made a personal decision but also feel the need to demean, degrade and insult religion, Christianity in particular.

They pretend that their decision is based on honest intellectual reasoning, but they really have no more than vacuous explanations. If they were honest with themselves, they would admit the decision was made to escape the Christian laws of morality.

Because their arguments are really quite lightweight intellectually, they resort to nastiness. The fact of the matter is religion is rapidly growing worldwide and Christianity is the fastest growing (Islam is second).

The only real hope they have remaining for survival is the hope that they can indoctrinate students as they pass through secondary education and above.

There are two excellent books I have recently read on the subject. The first is "The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Bible" by Robert Hutchinson, and "What's So Great About Christianity" by Dinesh D'Souza.

It is this second book that will thoroughly convince an open-minded atheist or a person who is struggling with his or her decision of the fallacies behind atheist thought and the very convincing arguments in favor of God.

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