Today's dramas and soaps are changing the outlook and behavior of society, but by dishonest means, as greed, self-esteem and immorality are portrayed as natural, reasonable and fulfilling. The phoney 'evidence' is far from the truth, the writers themselves frequently leading desperately painful, unhappy lives, strewn with the heartaches of broken relationships, addiction problems and sexually-transmitted diseases.
Meanwhile the rising generation is given the impression that 'normal society' has always been one dizzy round of promiscuity and perversion. Television fiction constantly promotes these 'anti-values', using characters designed to attract admiration and affection, especially from the young.
Atheism has certainly mastered the science of communication, but with ruthless deceitfulness and distortion. By this means alone it shapes the views of the masses, and captures society to its ways.
If atheism is so bad, how does it come to be so successful? How is it that shrewd minds do not see through it, and reject it? The answer is that atheism bribes its way into human hearts. It offers us almost any pleasure or liberty we want, however we want it and whenever we want it. It promises to give us the right to do what we like without having to face enquiry or judgement. It tells us that there is not reason why we need ever suffer another pang of conscience.
Such an offer is so attractive that we are ready to accept it without further enquiry into the credibility of atheism. Because we ourselves are sinners, atheism holds out to us a highly attractive formula for life. But there is a further ugly feature of atheism. It is, without doubt, the most cruel force in the world today, unleashing lust and violence on a scale impossible but for its influence.
Have we never wondered why there is so much more child abuse now than ever previously known? Some commentators (without the slightest evidence for what they say) claim that there has always been considerable abuse of children. It is true, of course, that all manner of vile sins have existed in society throughout history, but there is no doubt that in the last twenty years a phenomenal upsurge has taken place of the most unspeakable forms of filthiness and criminality, perpetrated particularly against children, and even by their own parents.
This is the age when the unborn child may be murdered at whim, and when growing children are frequently disregarded while parents tear their marriages asunder. Is it surprising that parental callousness should in may cases extend to the indecent abuse of children? Atheism has taught people to please themselves and to scorn the all-seeing eye of God. Is anything surprising?
Take away the existence, even the possibility of God from before people's eyes, and they will go from worse to worse, moving to levels of greed, lust, disloyalty, violence and bloodshed unseen in any previous society. This is the potential cruelty of atheism.
Dr. Peter Masters, Hope Protestant Reformed Church 57 Comments
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