Atheism and satanic deception
|“|| Another reason for rejecting God (choosing atheism), is a willing acceptance of satanic deception.
He not only rejected God by attempting to supplant Him, but he urged humans to do likewise. Satan urged Eve to choose against God for her own self-fulfilment:
He said to the woman, “Did God actually say, ‘You shall not eat of any tree in the garden’?” And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden, but God said, ‘You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree that is in the midst of the garden, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.’” But the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” (Genesis 3:1-5 ESV).
The tactic is clear: firstly, question God’s statements, then, contradict God’s statements and, finally, urge rebellion in seeking equality with God.
This manifests in atheists as
1. Questioning whether there is a God to make statements in the first place, so God did not say anything.
2. Contradicting the statements said to have been spoken by God.
3. Seeking equality with God by replacing God with the self.
This satanic deception appeals strongly to atheists as it bolsters two of their desired delusions: 1) absolute autonomy—being free to do as they please, and 2) the lack of ultimate accountability—there are no eternal consequences for doing as they please.
In a 2008 interview, Dinesh D'Souza declared:
|“||Look at Satan's reason for rebelling against God. It's not that he doesn't recognize that God is greater than he is. He does. It's just that he doesn't want to play by anybody else's rules. This idea that it is better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven is Satan's motto, and it turns out that this is also the motto of contemporary atheists such as Christopher Hitchens.||”|
See also: Atheism and arrogance
LaVeyan Satanism is a form of atheism which extolls the values of Satan which are described in the Bible. It is a very prideful and hedonistic worldview. Some specific characteristics of Leveyan Satanism is that it incorporates egoism, self-deification, the occult/magic, Social Darwinism and naturalism. It was found by Anton LeVey in 1966. The Church of Satan was also founded by LeVey.
Promulgation of Atheism and Some Historical Consequences of Atheism
The Apostle John records Jesus making an allusion to the devil and declaring that he is a thief that comes to rob, kill, and destroy. Jesus also declares the children of the devil want to carry out their father's wishes and that the devil was a liar and a murderer. As far as the methods used to promulgate atheism, there is a history of using deception. In addition, atheistic communist countries have used violent means to suppress theism.
Concerning atheism and mass murder, Christian apologist Gregory Koukl wrote that "the assertion is that religion has caused most of the killing and bloodshed in the world. There are people who make accusations and assertions that are empirically false. This is one of them." Koukl details the number of people killed in various events involving theism and compares them to the much higher tens of millions of people killed under communist atheistic regimes. It has been estimated that in less than the past 100 years, governments under the banner of communism have caused the death of somewhere between 40,472,000 to 259,432,000 human lives. Dr. R. J. Rummel, professor emeritus of political science at the University of Hawaii, is the scholar who first coined the term democide (death by government). Dr. R. J. Rummel's mid estimate regarding the loss of life due to communism is that communism caused the death of approximately 110,286,000 people between 1917 and 1987.
Koukl summarized by stating:
|“||It is true that it's possible that religion can produce evil, and generally when we look closer at the detail it produces evil because the individual people are actually living in a rejection of the tenets of Christianity and a rejection of the God that they are supposed to be following. So it can produce it, but the historical fact is that outright rejection of God and institutionalizing of atheism actually does produce evil on incredible levels. We're talking about tens of millions of people as a result of the rejection of God.||”|
Charles Baudelaire - atheism and satanic deception
See also: Atheism Quotes
Charles Baudelaire expressed a common belief concerning atheism and satanic deception in his short story The Generous Gambler written in 1864:
|“||He complained in no way of the evil reputation under which he lived, indeed, all over the world, and he assured me that he himself was of all living beings the most interested in the destruction of Superstition, and he avowed to me that he had been afraid, relatively as to his proper power, once only, and that was on the day when he had heard a preacher, more subtle than the rest of the human herd, cry in his pulpit: "My dear brethren, do not ever forget, when you hear the progress of lights praised, that the loveliest trick of the Devil is to persuade you that he does not exist!||”|
Irreligion, evolutionary belief, UFOlogy and other pseudoscience
The notions of extraterrestrial life and UFOlogy are fast growing pseudoscientific religions which are perpetuated and/or substantially aided by the ideologies of evolutionists, atheists, liberals and other promoters of quackery. However, the ideologies of extraterrestrial life, UFOlogy, exobiology, evolution and abiogenesis are anti-biblical ideas which are not supported by sound science.
The agnostic and liberal Carl Sagan, an avid smoker of marijuana who claimed that marijuana gave him scientific insights, was a prominent peddler of extraterrestial life, evolution and other pseudoscientific nonsense.
Irreligious/atheistic France and the Soviet Union and UFOlogy
Astronomer Dr. Hugh Ross states that ninety-nine percent of what people have told him were UFOs, experienced astronomers can identify as a star, cluster, or other object in the night sky. The 1 percent of sightings, which he calls residual UFOs, have attracted his attention.  According to Dr. Ross very few astronomers have seen "residual UFOs".
The following Toledo Blade newspaper excerpt summarizes Dr. Ross's findings:
|“|| In 1969, however, Dr. Ross met two astronomers who were having regular UFO encounters. Both also happened to be involved in occult activity.
Upon investigation, Dr. Ross consistently found a connection between occult involvement and residual UFO encounters. For example, he said, countries with a high degree of occult activity such as Russia during the Soviet era, France, and certain parts of Brazil also had high percentages of UFO encounters. During Russia's Soviet period when every expression of religion except occult activity had been outlawed, he said, “Russians were seeing UFOs at five to eight times the rate Americans were.
Christian and Library of Congress researcher's explanations of UFOs
Christians who reject naturalistic explanations of life such as the theory of evolution have presented arguments in the field of Christian apologetics concerning difficult to explain UFO's being spiritual in nature and not amenable to naturalistic explanation. Gary Bates of Creation Ministries International wrote a book entitled Alien Intrusion which gives a biblical Christian perspective on the unscientific notions of extraterrestial life and UFUlogy.
Lynn Cato, senior bibliographer for the library of Congress, created a 1600 entry on UFO bibliography for the United States Air Force Office of Scientific Research. After a two year investigation, in which she reviewed thousands of documents, Catoe stated:
|“||A large part of the available UFO literature...deals with subjects like mental telepathy, automatic writing and invisible entities...poltergeist manifestations and 'possession'....Many of the UFO reports now being published in the popular press recount alleged incidents that are strikingly similar to demonic possession and psychic phenomenon which have long been known to theologians and parapsychologists.||”|
|“||The manifestations and occurrences described in this imposing literature are similar if not entirely identical to the UFO phenomenon itself.||”|
- Resources for leaving atheism and becoming a Christian
- Atheist hypocrisy
- Atheism and Hell
- Essay: PZ Myers vs. C.S. Lewis - satire
- Atheism and sadism
- Atheism and deception
- Causes of Atheism
- Atheism and charity
- Atheism and mass murder
- Atheism, pederasty and NAMBLA
- Atheism and bestiality
- There Are No Atheists In Foxholes
Evolution related articles:
- Theory of Evolution, Liberalism, Atheism, and Irrationality
- Theory of Evolution and Cases of Fraud, Hoaxes and Speculation
- ↑ http://creation.com/atheism
- ↑ Salvomag.com The Apologist, An Interview with Dinesh D'Souza, Author of What's So Great About Christianity by Marcia Segelstein
- ↑ John 10:10
- ↑ John 8:44
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 Koukl, Gregory, The Real Murderers: Atheism or Christianity?, 1994
- ↑ The Black Book of Communism
- ↑ The Black Book of Communism
- ↑ http://www.hawaii.edu/powerkills/COM.ART.HTM
- ↑ Source List and Detailed Death Tolls for the Twentieth Century Hemoclysm
- ↑ Memory and Ideology
- ↑ The Black Book of Communism: Crimes, Terror, Repression
- ↑ http://www.hawaii.edu/powerkills/COM.ART.HTM
- ↑ http://creation.com/ufology-scientific-religion
- ↑ http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122178219865054585.html
- ↑ http://creation.com/did-god-create-life-on-other-planets
- ↑ http://creation.com/origin-of-life-questions-and-answers
- ↑ 17.0 17.1 17.2 Tarjanyi, Judy. "Astronomer links UFOs to Occultism." The Toledo Blade, January 4, 2003. Retrieved November 3, 2007.
- ↑ http://www.alienintrusion.com/main.html
- ↑ Authors unknown. "A UFO 2nd Coming." Let Us Reason Ministries, 2007. Retrieved November 3, 2007.
- ↑ 21.0 21.1 Gleghorn, Michael. "UFO's and Alien Beings." Probe Ministries. Retrieved November 3, 2007.