Angry atheists, shallow scholars, silly scientists, pagan preachers, and embattled evolutionists have declared war against Christ, Christians, and Churches. Of necessity, their main attack is on the Bible for if they can denounce, deny, distort, and denigrate it, they will win more converts to atheism. They have been waging this war for a few years and most of us have ignored their books, television interviews, university debates, and their typical dog and pony show that the most fanatical God-haters have put on for centuries. They want a fight, and while I consider atheists to be flies on the tale of a bull, I’m willing to take them on. No quarter asked or given.
I have re-read some of the older critics and found them as shallow, silly, and sarcastic as when I first read them. However, my main criticism is they are unimpressive, untrue, and unworthy of true scholars. I have no problem if a man refuses to believe in God and thinks Christ was a charlatan and Heaven and Hell are fantasies. If he wants to go to Hell, that is his decision, but please don’t expect me to believe the obvious lie that atheists are on the attack “for the children.”
I have spent years researching what the crop of atheists, now called New Atheists, have planned for America. My new book, The God-Haters: Angry Atheists, Shallow Scholars, Silly Scientists, Pagan Preachers, and Embattled Evolutionists Declare War on Christians! reveals that plan. I re-read books by the famous atheists of the past then read the writings of the New Atheists who have declared war upon most Americans. The main spokesmen are Drs. Dawkins, Hitchens, Dennett, and Harris known as the “Four Horsemen of New Atheism” but that is too colorful. More correctly, they are obsessive, oppressive, and obnoxious God Haters!
The “Four Horsemen” are leaving a mess behind them – their most notable legacy. Their attack upon homes, churches, and schools will be devastating if successful. Like Hitler, (intended comparison) they have made it clear what they want: no teaching of children about Hell or an exclusive way of salvation. Their books are clear on that matter and very dull. How dull? Well, if their books were read aloud while standing in a meadow, the birds would drop from the sky, dead with boredom! Now, that’s dull.
It is an obvious fact that their books are filled with mistakes, mishmash, and misinformation. Every time I finished one of their books, I thought, “I can’t believe a scholar would write hundreds of pages filled with numerous errors and put his name on the cover.” This is a good example of what happens when an author writes on a subject outside his field of training and experience. They are so sure there is no God, they lose all control and emotions take control.
Every New Atheist states his motives clearly: It must be illegal for any teacher, preacher, or parent to teach any child about Hell or an exclusive salvation based on the death and resurrection of Christ. It should be treated as child abuse in the view of Dawkins, Hitchens, Dennett, Harris, and Company and if that becomes law, it will result in a major confrontation where real Christians will refuse to obey that outrageous, obtrusive, offensive, and obviously unconstitutional law.
These New Atheists are tacky tyrants and toady totalitarians in the pursuit of their desire to remake America in the old Soviet image. If that happens, blood will flow through the streets as children are taken from their homes and Sunday schools and parents and pastors are charged with child abuse.
My book documents many outrageous statements, mistakes, general errors, and many lies by atheists as they attempt to prove their case against a sovereign God. The New Atheists identify the “fruits, flakes, and nuts” in some churches as mainline Christians. It would be like me generalizing that the average atheist comes home each evening with a bottle of cheap rum, kicks his dog, bullies his wife, beats his kids, gets roaring drunk and terrorizes the whole neighborhood. That does not characterize atheists as a group. Their lie shows how desperate, disingenuous, and dishonest the New Atheists are. Even honest “old” atheists find their actions offensive and shameful.
I had a delightful time pointing out the mistakes in their very deceptive, dishonest, and dull books. In answering the atheists’ objections, I provide answers to many of the difficult passages in the Bible. I deal with the two creation accounts; Moses’ authorship of the Pentateuch; the Jews’ time of Egyptian slavery; the Exodus; Joshua’s long day; Christ’s genealogy accounts; the authorship of the Gospels; the resurrection accounts; allegations that the Bible approves slavery, concubinage, stoning of children, genocide, multiple wives of David and Solomon; and many other difficulties.
The New Atheists take a hatchet to the Bible because it limits their ungodly lifestyle of barnyard morals. If they can disprove God then anything goes with no present or eternal accountability.
Angry, asinine, and arrogant atheists see every Bible difficulty as a discrepancy, every confusion as a contradiction, and every problem as proof of the Bible’s unreliability. The New Atheists read the Bible with the idea, “I will either find a discrepancy or make one by twisting the biblical text like a pretzel to disprove the existence of God.”
I could take hours and discuss their historical, biblical, and general mistakes: their out-of-date position that the Exodus did not occur; the fall of Jericho; their contention that King David and King Solomon did not exist or were only small-time local chieftains; many misspellings, typos, and scores of historical and biblical errors. Every book contains some mistakes but for scholars to make so many is shocking, especially when they call themselves, “brights” as opposed to everyone else as “dims.”
This could be the most serious attack upon America’s homes and churches in a hundred years yet the issue still seems to be “under the radar” of all the pro-family groups. I will never permit anyone, anywhere, under any circumstances to tell me what I can write, preach or teach. It is everyone’s right to believe and preach whatever he believes and likewise I have a right and duty to oppose those who are determined to drive a stake through the heart of God and change America forever.
The New Atheists declared war against Christians, the Churches and Christ and here is one American who will oppose it if it means persecution, prosecution, and prison.
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