Some of you have heard of atheist PZ Myers, an American biology professor at the University of Minnesota Morris. (Imagine entrusting your kids education to such a professor). I rarely read his anti-Christian blogs (and would not advise you to frequent this often vile God hating blog site), but I thought his blog today that someone informed me about, concerning the passing of atheist Christopher Hitchens, is worth reading. One wonders if Myers is trying to convince himself there is no judgment after death, in his gloating about Hitchens not being in Heaven. I think the blog is worth reading as it really does illustrate the sheer hopelessness of atheism–and also clearly shows that atheists know the truth in their heart (as Romans 1 clearly states), otherwise why would an atheist even bother writing such stuff in this blog as if he is putting his hands over his ears and shouting ‘God I refuse to listen–I refuse to believe.’ God is certainly long-suffering–but there will come a time when God has the last say. I am also reminded of the Scriptures to ““…not tempt the LORD your God.’ ”(Matthew 4:7). PZ Myers is certainly doing that.
My blog isn’t about the hopelessness of atheism — it’s about the triumph of life. We’re all going to die someday, and rather than dwelling on a lot of imaginary nonsense about what happens after we’re dead, we should revel more in all that we have before we’re dead. But then, we atheists aren’t trapped in the Christian death cult.
Anyway, ol’ Piglet Ken is just blithering away mindlessly. It’s interesting to see how the faulty mind of a Christian operates, but there’s more…a lot of his followers left comments on Ham’s post, and I try to answer them all below.
David Lanier: the only thing worse than a militant atheist is a militant atheist who feigns omniscience
[I'm not the one claiming knowledge of an invisible man who will resurrect me into an invisible kingdom where I'll spend eternity praising the magic man. I don't think my essay claimed omniscience; it said Hitch was dead, and we're all going to be dead someday too (both pretty much givens), and that we should fight back and live well as best we can. -pzm]
Inell Johnson Barnes: Exactly, why bother?
[Why bother living well? OK, give me your car. And your bank account numbers. You can go squat in a hole with a Bible. -pzm]
David Quin: I think, in so many cases, the atheists are more trying to convince themselves of what they believe than trying to convince others. If they yell it loud enough, if they state it enough times, it provides reinforcement for the belief of no God. Of course, in any atheists heart of hearts, their is that question they all have and they hope by yelling loud enough it will drown out that still small voice.
[Wait, who was just accused of omniscience here? No, there's no little voice in my heart — there is no god anywhere speaking to me. -pzm]
Hall Family: Wow! that opinion (that Hitchens isn't in Heaven) may be the only chance you get to agree with PZ!
[I'm about to ruin your little moment of triumph. Hitch isn't in hell, either. -pzm]
Diane Cofer Panaro: so sad; so hopeless. If "Death" (with a capital D) is his enemy, Who does he consider his ally?
[My fellow human beings who live lives of reason. -pzm]
Leilani Luna: How sad. No consolation or hope :(
[None for you, either. Someday you'll be as dead as Hitch, and as dead as I'll be. We find our hope and joy in our lives, right now…not in an imaginary world, sight unseen, that we only get to enter after we're dead and unable to come back and tell everyone that the priests lied to us. -pzm]
Jeremiah Stiles: He seems to realize that death is our enemy, but if evolution is how we came about, death is what formed us…
[Yeah, it sucks. Evolution is a brutal, wasteful, destructive process. I only say that it's real, and it happened — not that we have to like it. Same with death: it happens to us all. That does not imply that we should succumb willingly. -pzm]
Scotty Bee: I say we keep praying for him. It is sad. Thanks Ken
[Meaningless, empty gestures don't impress me. See my reply to Inell; send me your mortgage, or even a tithe will do. -pzm]
Mark Calladus: What a vile, evil person.
[Who, me? I reject your mythology, and that makes me evil? Color me unsurprised. -pzm]
Jason Alan Murdock: Reproducing Jeremiah, reproducing.
[Weird. I have no idea what this guy is babbling about. -pzm]
Rebecca Kvenvolden: wow, that’s really discouraging :( it amazes me the faith these people must have to truly believe all this came from nothing and will go to nothing. All that, in order to have faith in an enemy that cant’ ever be conquered. I guess that is why Paul says 2 Corinthians 4:4
“The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. ”
[We all come from humble beginnings: a pair of cells nestled in slime. I take pride in the fact that I've made something multicellular of myself. And of course death can't be conquered…but oh, the battle can be glorious. -pzm]
Robert Foster: "I think the blog is worth reading as it really does illustrate the sheer hopelessness of atheism–and also clearly shows that atheists know the truth in their heart (as Romans 1 clearly states), otherwise why would an atheist even bother writing such stuff in this blog as if he is putting his hands over his ears and shouting 'God I refuse to listen–I refuse to believe."
[I'm not talking to god — he doesn't exist. I'm talking to my fellow human beings. If the only words worth being spoken are addressed to your phantasm in the sky, why are you commenting on facebook? Get in that hole with Inell and Scotty Bee. -pzm]
Mandy Joye: he's no longer an atheist!!
[Who? Hitch? No, he's dead. He doesn't exist anymore. -pzm]
Jimmie Douglas: He believes in "Death" as an immortal enemy. He believes that something and someone survives after this life. Why can't he believe in the Author of Life? "I can swear there ain't no heaven, but I pray there ain't no hell."
[No, that's silly. I don't believe in an anthropomorphic, sentient death. I believe in a process called death, I believe in entropy, I believe we get our brief run before the inevitability of chance snuffs us out, because I can see that in action. I also see the generation of new order and new life, but not at the hands of an "Author". -pzm]
Liz Dueck: It's interesting that he uses the phrase "fight against our mortal enemy Death" when the beliefs he embraces with such tenacity will lead him nowhere else.
[And yours will take you to the same place. At least I'll face my death someday with my eyes open and no silly illusions rattling around in my brain to make me look like a clown. -pzm]
Jeffrey Dykes: We should "rage against the darkness"? If atheism is true, what's the difference between life and death anyway? All reality is just a random mix of molecules. "Life" and "death" are merely arbitrary terms. Hitchens was just a swirling mix of chemicals from the Big Bang or whatever, and now the chemicals are simply being rearranged. Why get upset over it?
[Gosh. We atheists are clever enough to be able to tell the difference between a living human being and a corpse. You mean Christians can't? -pzm]
Travis Walts: I read the article and then went on to read some of the comments. I am amazed that there was a comment believing that we "Christians" would be celebrating at this mans death. The death of a lost person is not a cause of celebration, it is a tragedy.
[Nice of you to say so, but I've seen what Rick Warren and Ray Comfort and Ken Ham had to say. More than a few Christians have crowed at the idea that Hitch is facing your imaginary judgment before a vengeful god. -pzm]
Shane Hill: I am seriously grieved at the passing of Christopher…as a Christian I prayed for his redemption in Christ….and as Christians , just like our Savior, we desire that none our lost…..the radical atheists commnuinty sadly has no understanding of who Christ is and who is Bride is….yes we do have to suffer the consquences of our actions but I would love to see everyone saved!
[So you're imagining that Christopher Hitchens is now a lost soul who will burn in hell forever? You and Travis Walts need a good talking to. You're both gloating over your assumption of Hitch's fate, and you're both rather repellent creatures. You're why many of us atheists despise Christianity. Not that you'll ever comprehend that. -pzm]
Shane Hill: Of course, the reality is sadly most of humanity reject Christ….I wish it were not so but most travel the broad road….how sad and tragic!
[How sad and tragic that you lot blithely condemn most of humanity to hell. -pzm]
Michelle Rose: I read through some of the comments of his followers. It looks like he is responsible for dragging people away from God. Sad. I am sad for him. Yes, we really need to pray for Dawkins, and I will.
[Bwahahahaha! Yes, I am responsible for dragging…wait. You just confused me with Dawkins, didn't you? Dammit. That really ruins a good gloat. -pzm]
One thing you have to keep in mind when reading those comments is that they’re all by people who seriously believe that the planet is less than ten thousand years old. It really puts them all in perspective and makes them look particularly stupid, I’m afraid.