I have a confession to make. Sometimes I visit an atheist Twitter account. Occasionally I like to read what they’re up to. The quote below appeared in a tweet on the page recently and I don’t have the vaguest notion what it means.
Religion is now a post-modern relativistic shape-shifting spectre, able to take the shape of any individual’s mental inadequacies.
Can anyone explain what this writer was saying? What’s a “spectre”?
Every time I read atheist tweets I get tickled at their topics. For folks who don’t believe in God they certainly spend a lot of time talking about Him.
I don’t devalue their thoughts and beliefs. I respect them as legitimate children of God, regardless of their beliefs. They are entitled to believe or not believe whatever they choose. I will still show them the love of Christ at every turn. God gave them the gift of free will just like He gave us ours. If they want to exercise that gift to deny the existence of God, they have every right to do so.
It seems to me atheists like to talk about logic and reason and science and facts. There’s a law of logic that says in part,
two contradictory statements can not both be true at the same time and in the same way.
Put another way, A can not be A and not-A at the same time and in the same way.
So, given the atheist’s adamant belief in logic and reason and science, what our differences with them boil down to is:
- Either there is a God or there is not.
- Either God’s right, or they’re right. They both can not be right at the same time and in the same way.
Put another way,it’s black or white. No middle ground.
I’ll choose to believe God every time, thank you.