Rev. Keith Crosby from Green Bay, Wisconsin provides the answer to that question with the worst comparison you’ll hear all day:
Atheists are like smokers. Smokers know that smoking is harmful and yet they smoke while consciously suppressing the fact that harm will come to them if they persist. Atheists act as if their feigned unbelief somehow grants them immunity from responsibility vis-à-vis what politicians in the Watergate era once called “plausible denial.” Plausible denial won’t work with God.
As the passage above indicates, they will concoct theories and create their own little gods and myths including things like earth worship or UFOs … anything to suppress the truth from which they run. They are not fooling God. That’s why atheists get so angry about “religion” and pursue dead ends like “freedom from religion.” They don’t like to be reminded of what is true and the consequences of their self-delusion.
If you are reading this and you are a professing atheist — stop suppressing the truth. Embrace the forgiveness and restoration God in Christ offers.
Of course, no harm will come to atheists if they continue to not believe in God. In fact, I promise you’ll feel liberated if you stop believing in the supernatural.
Atheists are not immune from responsibility. In fact, we take full responsibility for our actions — it’s not like we can blame the devil or anything.
And since when do we create myths of our own (UFOs?!)… We stay away from that nonsense until we have more evidence.
Do these reverends read over what they’re writing? Do they do any bit of research at all? Why don’t their congregations call them out on their bullshit?
Maybe that’s why atheists appear angry: Things that seem perfectly obvious to us are completely shunned, ignored, or misinterpreted by the religious among us.
Or their representatives all too often make stuff up and just say it’s fact.