Militant atheists are very forceful in asserting that they are right and that to suggest otherwise is foolishness.

When I posted the original “Proof of Existence” article on Twitter, I used the hashtag #atheism. As I somewhat expected, this produced the usual sort of response, from what you could call ‘militant atheists‘. These are people who don’t just not believe in God, but who are very forceful in asserting that they are right and that to suggest otherwise is foolishness.  You probably know, or have come across, exactly this sort of person. In this post, I want to spend some time looking at some of the responses I which received and see how we should handle conversation of this sort.

What is the truth?

I posted my original article on Twitter with the message (or tweet):

The first response that I received was the one below. I can no longer find the actual ‘tweet’ on Twitter (possibly the person blocked me), but anyway here’s what it said:

That’s easy! The “god” construct is an invention used to justify anti-human politics of Christianity.

If you’re thinking “Huh?“, you’re not alone. This response was typical of the philosophical responses which I continued to receive and which are widely used by militant atheists. The Amplified Bible has this to say in James 3:15, about the so-called ‘wisdom’ which the writer of this response thinks that they have: 

This [superficial] wisdom is not such as comes down from above, but is earthly, unspiritual (animal), even devilish (demoniacal).

Let’s look at a few more of the responses (I could not find the actual ‘tweet’ for the third one):

‘Faith’ is pretending to have knowledge you don’t really have.

Don’t think that you are the fool because you have no clue what they’re talking about!

We can  notice something in these responses, that gives a clue as to who is really behind atheism. Firstly, what is being said is complete and total nonsense (don’t think that you are the fool because you have no clue what they’re talking about!). But secondly, there is also evident, an extreme arrogance. An arrogance which is very similar to the arrogance (and stupidity) of Satan himself. Only someone extremely arrogant and extremely stupid, would think that they could take on God and win! Of course Satan knows full well that God exists,  but he enjoys making fools of men by convincing them that neither he nor God are real.

On that day their philosophy will be worthless.

But despite their supreme belief that people who believe in God are fools, one day these people who attack us now, will have to bow their knees before Jesus. On that day their philosophy will be worthless and they will not dare to utter the words that they so arrogantly utter today. Unfortunately for them, it is also true that on that day, it will be too late. Because as they bow their knees before Jesus, out of subjection rather than out of choice, Jesus will have no choice but to send them to an eternity in Hell.

Here’s a couple more of the responses I received:

I do not want to give you clever answers to the responses that the atheists came up with. Frankly, to me the words I have quoted from the atheists sound like meaningless babbling – which is how they sound to God. King Solomon, who had genuine wisdom, said this in Proverbs 26:4,

Answer not a [self-confident] fool according to his folly, lest you also be like him. (Amplified Bible, Classic Edition)

In other words, arguing with a militant atheist is a complete waste of time. By all means engage them in conversation, but have the wisdom to recognise when the conversation is going nowhere and walk away.

It is not our responsibility to prove that God is real, neither is it our responsibility to defend God.

One thing that we need to know as Christians, is that it is not our responsibility to prove that God is real, neither is it our responsibility to defend God. God has provided ample evidence of His existence, but despite this, many people choose to arrogantly reject God and will at some point have to face the consequences of this decision. As Christians we are called to spend our time studying God’s Word, praying, listening to good preaching, reading good Christian books, engaging in conversation with other Christians, etc. We are not called to spend our time arguing with people who prove to be completely closed-minded and who are determined to pursue a path, the end of which they think they know; but which is in reality going to be a complete and irreversible shock.

Let me end this post by quoting 1 Corinthians 1:20 from the Easy to Read VersionSo what does this say about the philosopher, the law expert, or anyone in this world who is skilled in making clever arguments? God has made the wisdom of the world look foolish.

Just one more thing! You may find this short video interesting:

If you have any further questions or thoughts, please feel free to leave a comment.


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