“The fool has said in his heart there is no God.”
Psalm 14:1, Psalm 53:1
In the movie Matrix, the Red-pill symbolized the truth; the Blue-pill in reverse, is the deceitful lie, that tastes very good in short term, but is extremely destructive.
A belief system so fundamentally against not only human nature, but also the message of the ancients, is to be handled with extreme caution and criticalness.
The Mosaic laws of the Ten Commandments on the other hand, although appearing restrictive & oppressive, since they require self-control & self-discipline to live according to, have proven that they bear good fruit over the thousands of years they have been practiced, birthing most of the Western Civilization.
This consideration and way of analyzing atheism should immediately raise an alarm, since the fruit of atheism is questionable at best and odious at worst; and with this I am particularly referring to the last 100 or so years, in which close to 100 million were butchered by atheist-communist leaders.
Once one has no God, and thus truly believes that there is no after life, and he has full power over other people’s lives, it is truly a horrific reality. This sort of person, makes all decisions only to benefit himself; since he lacks the sacrificial-heart seen in the believing leader, who understands that one day he must give an account in front of the Creator of all.
The lack of belief in God and accountability is why you see so many mass murderers, war criminals and health malpractitioners walk around with a chilling-calm, as though they have done nothing wrong. Having seared their conscience completely by the lives they have destroyed, and having rejected God fully, their conscience stops speaking to them. And this my friends, is a truly nightmarish place to be in the eternal scheme of things.
For the truly religious man, all life is viewed as a testing-ground, and for all his actions, including all words, there will be a judgment.
This sort of person, to use the salt of the earth vocabulary, lives in the fear of God.
What this belief enables is an inner-restraint; do not touch someone’s wife, do not rob, try to cause Good. With atheism however, all inner-restraint is taken off, we are now fully at the mercy of the individual.
Atheism, coupled with a weak character which lacks self-control, becomes the cesspool of much harm.
In my opinion, choosing to be an atheist, is the most foolish & stupid thig one can do in this lifetime.
Not only does it make no logical sense, since one cannot prove that there is no God, but it is also a dangerous risk to take, with eternal consequences if one makes the wrong internal-switch, thus trapping himself in the blue-pill dungeons of denial.
It is easy to be an atheist when you are young, arrogant & prosperous, when you seemingly have no need for God; but what about when the dark times come? And believe me, the dark times are coming; who do you turn to then?
As King Solomon wisely wrote:
Remember also your Creator in the days of your youth, before the evil days come and the years draw near when you will say, “I have no delight in them”
6 Remember Him before the silver cord is broken and the golden bowl is crushed, the pitcher by the well is shattered and the wheel at the cistern is crushed; 7 then the dust will return to the earth as it was, and the spirit will return to God who gave it.
Do not wait my friend till the winter of your life comes before going knocking on God’s door. The chances are by then, your character has been fully set in the denial of God.
The problem, I believe, is the butchering of the image of God, which has been done by organized religion, portraying God as an unreasonable, oppressive, unjust & sadistic creature.
The truth however is that God is a wise, loving and kind Being, who is out to do us long-term good. He is more primal than even our evolutionary ancestors. God is the true source of all, from Him we came and naked we shall return
Therefore as Solomon says all is vanity, which means as a human being, do not set your eyes on that which you cannot take with you, but rather strive to be rich towards God.
20 But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your soul is required of you; and now who will own what you have prepared?’ 21 So is the man who stores up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.”
The foolish decision to say there is no God in one’s heart, means that nothing you do, not even the good will be counted as riches towards God. The magnitude of this decision should make the skin of any wise soul, who is a truth-seeker and sees this life with a grand spiritual-vision, crawl.
Therefore it is imperative to keep the above in mind, and walk with a bit of humility in our time on the earth.
Many of the greatest men & women in history, in fact I say the absolute majority, were believers in the wonderful God.
Believing in God is not some backwards, Goat-herder mental-construct that one ought to be ashamed of. It is a primal, exalted and beautiful thing. Therefore do not come under the shame, not even for one second.
It is natural, effortless & freeing to rely on a higher power, no matter what you call God. Many of us who believe in this higher Being, have experienced some of the sweetest moments of our lives spirituality, and have been helped by God through nightmarish valleys.
This Red-pill truth is unfortunately the large chunk of life, which the atheist, having been deceived and suckered into taking the Blue-pill, foolishly walks away from.
Do not get robbed by this deceitful ideology.
By Ashkan Jafarpisheh – September 2020