Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Skeptripe #11: "Evil"

Welcome back to "Skeptripe," where I expose words and phrases used by so-called "Skeptics" and Athiests that are overused, misused, or just plain stupid.

One of the really amazing thing about Athiests and "Skeptics" is how they'll claim that they deny God and Christ Jesus and the Holy Spirit in one breath, but then they'll affirm their existence in the next. One of the best examples of this is when Athiests talk about "Evil." On one hand, you might say that Athiests should be experts on Evil, since the Holy Bible clearly says "The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that doeth good." (Psm. 53:1). Since no Athiest does good, they must have more experience with evil than anyone else!

And that's certainly true, but remember that Satan is the Great Deceiver, and that God has written morals on each of our hearts. That moral writing is the only thing that keeps True Christians from running around murdering babies and sodomizing our neighbors and torturing Jews until they repent. When someone chooses to reject God and be an Athiest, God goes out of them and He takes that moral sense with Him. Without that barrier, Athiests are free to commit those sins that we all want to do, and they have nothing to keep them from acting that way! "Good" and "evil" have no meaning to an Athiest, since they no longer have God to tell them which one is which!

But then they'll turn around and talk to good Christians about the "problem of evil." This is very revealing, because it shows us that even in the most hard-hearted dumb Athiest "Skeptic" Big Scienceist, there is still something of God left (after all, He is everywhere and in everything!) behind. This little remnant of God reminds Athiests, somewhere deep in their knighted minds, remember what it was like to have all of God inside them. And so they have a God-shaped hole in their hearts, and that hole longs, yearns, and pulsates to be filled once more with God's white-hot perfect Love. Some part of them remembers what it was like to know the difference between right and wrong, and they know that evil is a problem. Obviously, if God didn't exist, they wouldn't know that there was such a thing as good or evil at all, but since they do, they're showing that they know the Truth!

Unfortunately for them, they're deceived by Satan and they don't have that God-part that tells them what evil is, so they say things like "Why does God let bad things happen to good people?" If they still had their God-part intact, they'd know that the answer is simple: Satan does it. It's Satan's influence and the Fall of Man that allows evil and sin to happen in the world. That's the definition of evil: what Satan does.

"But," says the Athiest, "didn't God make Satan? Doesn't God know the future?" Well, of course, on both accounts. God made everything. And so God knows that eventually, Satan will take over the world, and then God will finally destroy him for all eternity. God knew that all from the very beginning, and He knew that this method would result in punishment of the wicked souls and rewarding the virtuous souls with watching the wicked souls get tormented for all eternity. If the Athiest still had their God-part, they'd understand that this is all part of God's perfect plan and perfect justice, which we can't understand, unless we have God in our hearts.

In other words, the only "problem of evil" is that Athiests have a problem understanding what "evil" is.

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