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Dawkins Memified Atheists Deliberately Alter Truth

What is a #Memified atheist? It’s a term I had come to use which describes the all too common practice of many atheists who use way too many Memes [think pictured/text message]. Not only do they use them excessively, they often use them instead of actually carrying on an original conversation.  Bullet points in a can.  Pre-fabricated blurbs. Which is really ironic when these same individuals state that the problem with theists is that they “don’t think for themselves”.

As a graphic artist I can really appreciate the value of images when communicating and getting the point across to someone else who may be more of visual than auditory learner. “A picture paints a thousand words,” is a pretty good argument for using visual depictions.

However… the great danger is seen when the deviant minded creators of Memes deliberately construct these things so they incite fear, panic, anger and even hate and present a twisted interpretation that is inaccurate, libelous, slander… LIES and DECEIT visually depicted as truth. This is NOT a case of “no harm, no foul”!  On the contrary, this is by definition flat out EVIL!  For the sake of betterment of individuals and society at large, the integrity of the message being conveyed should be true, ethical and genuinely sincere.

Which brings me to this shocker… atheist’s revered leader Richard Dawkins relays with great pride that the idea of the Meme is his “invention”. He goes on to elaborate that it is designed to be DELIBERATELY MISLEADING by INTENTIONALLY ALTERING THE TRUTH!!

Did you catch that? Well here it is from Richard Dawkins interview entitled “RICHARD DAWKINS ON THE INTERNET’S HIJACKING OF THE WORD ‘MEME’ as can be read and videos viewed at http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2013-06/20/richard-dawkins-memes

“Dawkins explains how an “internet meme” is a hijacking of the original idea and that instead of mutating by random change and spreading by a form of Darwinian selection, they are altered deliberately by human creativity. Unlike with genes (and Dawkins’ original meaning of “meme”), there is no attempt at accuracy of copying; internet memes are deliberately altered.”

This coincides with the way in which many of these #Memified Atheists have been behaving as well. They are victims of the very evil they concoct and spread like a virus. Infecting society with deliberate lies and deceiving the ignorant or trusting. In our Bible Belt area of the United States, it is an onslaught of a new degree of evil. Which is worse, that they fell for the lies or that they intentionally deceive others? Or is it that they have gotten so entangled in the cobweb of lies that they’ve spun that they can’t even recognize the truth anymore?

I believe that their virus spreading has fatally infected themselves. The leading symptoms being such anger and hate toward God (who IS Truth) and the Christians (who have learned that God is Truth and Satan the Father of Lies). It is readily recognizable as a form of “Madness” in both senses of the word. Emotional madness: anger, criticism, slander, delight in evil, attacking people rather than helping enlighten them or serving them any kind of useful encouragement or admonishment towards growing in intelligence and wisdom.

The madness of the mind: the inability to recognize reason and truth or follow a logical thought through to it’s conclusion. When it gets uncomfortable they just “side step” as they call it. Throwing someone else twelve questions and the impatience  seen by their rising anger and added insults and explanation points multiply. The answering person is still following the chain of thought of a second question as the angry atheist is having a cursing meltdown about “ignoring” them.

To be fair, anyone can have a “bad day” or speak uncharacteristically at a time when they are influenced by a bad mood or misunderstanding.  I invite those who enjoy learning of human/animal behavior and to watch a twitter feed of an angry atheist for only a few days. The truth of God’s Word in regard to the sinful nature of man will be displayed right before your eyes.  The shifting, impatient, insecure nature of the mad will show itself. It really is extraordinary to see just how bad some people are. . . and they delight in it?!

Praise God for His great love for us! He has given us all that we need for life and righteousness. It is the light of truth that remains unchanged and dependable — steadfast and sure.  His Word…the Bible and the Holy Spirit which helps us learn from it and apply it to our lives. For God IS Truth and Jesus Christ came into our natural world to live a period of time to testify to the Truth and lived it out so that mankind could see how it’s done.

Instead these mad atheists have so deeply imbibed of the poisons of deceit that they are cackling like the demons of hell who are drunk with the glee of contrariness and deceit for the sake of pride in rebellion. Like the troubled child that gets excited by doing exactly opposite of what he knows he should do, the little hellions eventually will eventually learn there are great consequences to choosing to do things in ways that are not the “RIGHT” way. The devious drunkards may party hearty for the night, but with the SON rise they WILL wake on their knees before the throne, to a vomiting hangover, and the realization that they have done more despicable acts and embarrassing things than they can even account for.

Unfortunately, there are some of these drunkards who will get behind the wheel of a car shouting at any caring person who expresses their concern for their state.  “Oh, no. There’s nothing wrong with me…I’m perfectly fine to drive.” “Mind your own business. You aren’t the BOSS over ME!” They don’t recognize that love is consideration of others enough to help them out of their current problems and to avoid future damage. Only problem is this denying drunkard may run headlong into another car full of family and innocent children killing them all. Or maybe they take a more desolate road and drive themselves off a cliff and plunge into a gruesome end at the bottom of a great abyss.

Those are some dark thoughts aren’t they? Yet that is precisely the kind of endings that result from the deceivers, accusers and liars who deny or abandon the truth and exchange it for a lie.

It not only doesn’t benefit themselves, but it does great harm to innocents and society as a whole.

DO YOU VALUE TRUTH enough to cherish it, seek it out, and rely upon it, share it? Do you understand that unless you are truthfully approaching any situation the lies will leave you lacking? Do you LOVE? Really Love? Enough to help others even if they curse you for the truth and love you bring to them? Jesus did that! As Christians who follow Jesus Christ, that is what we are supposed to do.

This is why TRUTH is worth “fighting for”!  Anything short of absolute truth is not the best. So in order to progress one must have truth and confront lies. Then to be loving we USE that TRUTH to live our lives and confront the lies which may be easily seen by us but which lay as a snare trap to deceive others. Watching out for our neighbors who may be unaware of the dangers of the lies is loving your neighbor as yourself.

[Please see my related post Memified Lies Expose Atheist Errors]

What Do We Know?

  
Consider knowledge. Is one who knows something better off than one who trusts that “ignorance is bliss”? Maybe the ignorant are blissful in not knowing what dangers and terrible consequences awaiting them due to their lack of knowledge. But does that make them “better off” living in the bliss of the moment without care? YOLO! Who knows? Can we know? How can we “know” anything?

With each passing year, I am learning that the key to learning is to understand there is so very much that I do not know so it is good to keep my eyes and ears open for all those teachable moments. In fact, I am fairly certain in saying that I don’t even know how much knowledge there is that I don’t even know, but I am certain I know less than I think that I know. 

The person who says “I know ALL about _______” (insert topic here)  just gave proof that they place more value on what they think they know than pursuing more of what there is yet to learn. The wise teacher is the one who first considers himself a perpetual student.

I am learning: It is not simply what I know, do, nor possess that really matters . Rather, my life is enriched because of knowing Whose I am, WHO I belong to; what God has done, is doing and will do; and that He loves me and others so very much He desires to be with us. God gives me life with passion and purpose. Where He leads me I will follow. He will make a way where there seems to be no way. He is sovereign, almighty, tender, righteous, holy, loving, merciful, forgiving, wrathful, gracious, generous, and so very much more! GOD does things that are for our own good and serve His purposes. ALL the glory is HIS! 

When it comes to knowledge, I think we have to consider the source…the base of our knowledge.

Since I know that God is the source of all things ever created on heaven and earth, I naturally use God’s Word written in the Holy Bible as my final authority as to whether something is truth or lie, good or evil, right or wrong (sin, error), something in which to engage or avoid, etc. Since God used His Word to reveal Himself to us it is one of my greatest treasures. Since there is only one truth and because we humans can even misinterpret our own motivations and limited perceptions, I look to the One who is Himself Truth- God is the ultimate authority. He has told us to test everything against the truth of scripture. 

If anything is proposed to run contrary to God’s word or a person fears being put to such a test, then I simply don’t accept it as being true or right. It’s really that simple. If God’s Word judges a matter, what man does in accepting that matter speaks to whether he places himself under the authority of Almighty God or not.

We are given the opportunity to be blessed because of God’s many good gifts to us: our very lives, His creation and nature, His Word, our Savior Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit which seals and empowers us with His strength, growth in His truth, grace and mercy. All of this abd blessings continue as we get to pray and relate with others throughout our daily living. 

We are also very blessed to know that although this world is full of diversity and different cultures and beliefs, we were ALL equal in the way in which God sees and deals with us: same predicament as it relates to sin and death or righteousness and life:

• ALL ARE GOD’S CREATION. We are ALL created by the One true God. Therefore our showing reverence and obedience is not an unexpected demand from God. Wouldn’t we be foolish and rebellious not to listen to the One who made us and knows what is best for us?

•ALL ARE BORN GUILTY. Since sin entered the world, we are ALL under the curse of sin. ALL of us who are able to act on our own have done or thought something wrong or been disobedient at some time. At least once. God has proclaimed that even one sin is enough to separate us from Him. We fall short of God’s perfection and are therefore under the penalty of death. But God’s grace is greater than all of our sin. Read on.

• ALL NEED SAVED. Therefore we ALL are in need of the Savior…the LORD Jesus Christ, who sent by the Father, offered Himself as THE perfect sacrifice, once and for ALL. He died on the cross & conquered death to atone for all the sins of anyone who will place their trust in what He has done on their behalf. Not only does Jesus take away our sins curse, but He also bestows upon us His perfect righteousness! So why is it that people reject that gracious gift of eternity?

• BELIEVE OR REJECT. Each one of us has to see our sins for ourself. We need to confess them, and realize that they are not just mistakes but a glaring offense to the Holy God. The guilt of even one tiniest of sins is still an indictment on us …making us God’s enemy. God gave us the Law (ten commandments) to demonstrate that even the most upright person cannot possibly ever be good enough to please God. God commanded specific sacrifices and procedures of worship to periodically atone for sins. That is, until God sent Jesus.

God’s wrath can only be overcome by His love…John 3:16.

That is the same for ALL of us.

Being a redeemed child of God and Christ-follower is a relationship and not a religion or tradition. Religions of works attempt to earn their way to heaven. GOD’s word states that is impossible –“there is none righteous, not even one.” And that “it is not by works of righteousness that we have done, but by God’s grace, so that no one can boast”. In works based religion man relies on himself and looks for reward. As a born-again Christian I know that all praise rightly goes to the One who saved us and takes us as sinners, redeems us through His own goodness and keeps us as His beloved children. How awesome is that?!

RELYING ON SELF IS REJECTING JESUS. Every person who relies on what they themselves do is not coming to God through the only Way given by God. For Jesus said it of Himself, “I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” – John 14:6 God simplified our way to Him by being only One Way so we don’t need to be confused by all the false prophets and schemes of the devil. Again…looking at the Holy Bible as my proof text…by simply checking a false teaching 

EVEN PROPHETS KNOW. The blessed holy prophet Isaiah was selected by God as an instrument for telling God’s words to fellow men. Yet, even he was prostrating himself and knew that all mens’ righteousness is as filthy rags, that his own lips were unclean, etc. Why is it that we today who were not so directly summoned into God’s presence think we are without sin and somehow pleasing to Him?

WORTHY IS THE LAMB! It’s because the sacrifice of the perfect Lamb… Jesus…His blood washed away our sins and cleanses us from all unrighteousness. Worthy is the Lamb…to receive honor, and power, and praise, and adoration, and glory…and so much more…forever! *Go ahead and look into the book of Revelation to see that one day every nation, tribe & tongue; every king, power or ruler; every single soul will ALL bow down before Him and proclaim that Jesus Christ is LORD!

HE LIVES. He died so that I might live. So I died (to myself and sin) and now live for His glory .   

🎼 Just like the Gaither song, I too proclaim: “Because He lives, I can face tomorrow. Because He lives, all fear is gone. Because I know He holds the future, life is worth the living… just because He lives!” 🎶

I know this, because I know Him and am getting to know Him more everyday for all eternity. This learning about God is not only for myself, but for sharing with others. My knowledge has an outlet for usage…my 5 E’s = exalting, equipping, edifying, examining and evangelizing. 

Knowledge, like Gold, is not valued because it is held in some vault as a possession. It effects no changeq or lasting purpose in such a state. Rather it its preciousness and its real value is only realized as it is shared with others.

“Thus says the LORD: “Let not a wise man boast of his wisdom, and let not the mighty man boast of his might, let not a rich man boast of his riches; but let him who boasts boast of this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the LORD who exercises lovingkindness, justice and righteousness on earth; for I delight in these things,” declares the LORD” -Jeremiah 9:23-24

True, there are many things that I don’t know and still more I may never know. However, this is one thing that I do know and drives me forward…the most important thing that I can know is that all of us need to tell of, hear and heed the ways of our Creator. His ways are far above our understanding, yet He has made a simple way for us to be able to come to Him as Abba Father and actually know Him more.

So, what do you know? How do you know that you know? Are you so excited by what you know (and Who God is) that you can’t help but share the Good News?

Good Friday Poem

Looking at the Cross

A poem for Good Friday by Ellen5e

As I look up at the cross I see,
The Guiltless Lamb who died for me.
I see the thorns that adds to the pain,
In the form of a crown. His born for my gain.

It is hard to look upon those stripes
so bloody & wide, deep & thin,
Not that they were undeserved,
but just payment for MY sin.

So how is it that Jesus is up there,
while I remain unscathed?
Because of what He Himself has said…
“There is NO OTHER WAY”!

The sky grew dark, the thunder rolled,
the very earth shook;  rock and stone,
The penalty paid;  “It is Finished” crossed His lips,
and the furious wrath of God was shown.

Indeed the innermost veil of the temple
was torn by God above,
Not only was God’s wrath poured out
But Grace,  such undeserving Love.

God was supplying His very own Son.
Jesus came as both sacrifice and priest;
that we might be reconciled to God,
and partake in the Passover Feast.

Don’t you see what’s been done here?
What a great price has been paid!
When all the sins of the world,
were upon Jesus Christ laid.

And He willingly bore them,
out of His perfecting love,
that we might be with Him
forever and in eternity above.

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Please join me Dear Friend in honoring what took place on this Good Friday!
He who was without sin became sin for us so that we might become the righteousness of God through Jesus Christ our Lord!

Blessing and Honor and Glory to the Lamb who was slain, forever and ever- Amen.

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