Don’t Be a Fool!

August 13, 2010

“The fool has said in his heart that there is no God.” – Psalm 14:1

One of the best selling books today is The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins, Professor of Science at Oxford University. If there’s any way to describe Richard Dawkins, it is this: He is an evangelist for atheism!

One thing that really fascinates me about Dawkins’ book is his deep hostility towards religion. He really believes that religion is an evil influence on mankind. While he includes many examples of Christian misdeeds, he is quite silent on the subject of the evil springing from the atheistic philosophies in the 20th century. There’s no mention of men like Mao, Stalin, and Pol Pot. Nothing about the leadership of North Korea or any of the other people who have embraced atheistic philosophies and murdered mega-millions of their own citizens. Where’s the condemnation of that?

The Bible is clear that “a fool says in his heart there is no God.” When that person begins to embrace a man-made cause, a man-invented ideology, and in the process, do what is right in his own eyes, he begins to justify abominable and evil things.