Memified LIES Expose Atheist Errors

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Thumbnail of the charted atheists meme lies viewable by link in the text.

Continuing with the point of my previous post about how evil it is, to exchange the truth for a Lie… Dawkins #Memified Atheists ‘deliberately alter truth’

I first want to thank my atheist friend who inspired my post. She knows who she is… she was actually just one of the last of many with the same challenges. If it weren’t for her and those who are like her, I might not appreciate as much how very thankful I am for truth and love in God’s Word.. Ms. Memified as I will call her (so as not add to her embarrassment on Twitter) may have intended to change my thinking but actually helped prove that what I believe is more true than ever.

Anyone or anything that challenges us to examine what is true, honorable, righteous, pure, lovely, excellent or worthy of praise is a worthwhile endeavor IF it is done with respect, reasonableness and integrity. After all, iron sharpens iron… and sometimes sparks fly. But if the grinding wheel throws some sparks on the way to a sharpened tool, the process is beneficial,

I took her meme and examined it point by point — dissected the atheistic claims with the sword of truth. To see if something is true, examine it with something that you know is true…the BIBLE! God never changes and His Word helps us rightly divide the truth.

Here is the result:

CLICK to SEE Atheist Meme: “Biblical Ways To Kill Children” and “What God Thinks of Children”

WHY I CREDIT THIS POST TO AN ATHEIST:  It’s a story of an atheist showing me what happens when one exchanges truth for lies.

This one particular female came at me after I posted numerous Twitter posts about the good news and joy of resurrection of Jesus. She started out saying Jesus never even existed. Okay so maybe she was just ignorant. But seriously, who hasn’t heard of Jesus Christ whether a believer or not?  Then she asked me if I read the Bible because she has done extensive study of the Bible herself. To which the glaring contradiction prompted me to ask her “How is it that you say that you have studied the Bible intensely and yet you say that Jesus [central figure of the ENTIRE Bible] never existed?’ She didn’t answer that one, but diverted and chastised.

Experience has demonstrated there is an observable general #God-hater #Angry-athiest mode that some emotionally charged atheists reliably demonstrate. They typically ask “loaded” questions and grow angry very quickly. Some of the characteristic behaviors I have experienced could be summarized in a unified caricature as follows:  “I’m just gonna hate anything relating to God and demand you prove stuff to me…Right NOW!!!!!!!…and you can’t use the Bible… oh and I will alternate between ignoring any other truths outside of the Bible if they don’t agree with MY version of truth…after all truth is relative… there is not absolute truth. “You do know you are being condescending, don’t you?”  I will just deny or berate opposition or correction [criticism is their strong speciality] and pass my judgments [emotionally laden, fact-void] of being fiction, nonexistent, false, hateful, cruel to children, demeaning to women, enslavement or further assign various accusations as they occur to me.”

Interesting how the accusers demand I answer THEIR questions and then proceed to get pissy as the truth doesn’t work with their agenda. Many are also extremely impatient. Watch and see how many become angry accusers in about 3 tweets. Predictibly, they have repeatedly said: “You haven’t answered my question” “You are ignoring the question” “You can’t answer the question; it’s too hard for you.” Etc, Etc.   It really is a facinating study of human behavior of the Godless.

Another common observable behavior is the frequent complaining and attacking people instead of issues. If someone presents an idea that they don’t agree with or prefer, watch what happens. It is a truthful statement: “if you want to see the real character of an individual, just say ‘no’ or deny him something and watch what happens.”  What has this experience revealed about the general #AngryAtheist?  Typically they turn a full assault on the person as stupid, cruel, or a liar. It’s yet another living example of the depravity of man who is dead in his sin.

Really it all boils down to not having LOVE of God or others. To be clear, I am not speaking of the “feeling” or “emotion” of love.  I have to clarify that because so many people today are “feelings” and emotionally driven rather than principle driven and feeling experiencing. Rather I am referring to having the love we were designed by God to have and express. A powerful force that unites and grows in beauty, joy and hope. An active and powerful force that is the best there is. Love is a choice. To have or reject. Give or receive. Love is valuing others and caring for them and even being willing to suffer and die for them.

Anyway, back to the credited atheist: I was answering Ms. Memified’s questions, but growing more concerned she was appearing as though she wasn’t genuinely interested in the truth at all. Especially after saying she extensively studied the Bible yet she was is Jesus-denying and God-accusing. Can there be a greater dichotomy of mindset or worldview?.

I was thinking it might be time to leave her as one who has a reprobate mind. I was going elsewhere when this one #meme she sent caught my eye. It said ** “Biblical Ways To Kill Children” and “What God Thinks of Children” and then listed several Bible verse references beside a number of claims of “methods” for killing children.   [addressed above]

At first glance I could recognize the lying summations. However,  it was the number of totally WRONG BIBLE VERSES she cited and the misinterpretations that were glaringly obvious! The very first one about tying stones around children necks and drowning them was a loud alarm. Could an assumed intelligent person really believe that parents should eat their children. What?! IF she is such a profoundly studious examiner of the Bible that she claims she is, WHY is she sending out this garbage dumpster full of lies about Bible Scripture?!

That degree of shocking behavior is what prompted this post. So you see I do owe it to an atheist.

If #memified and #angry #atheists have gotten these few verses so abhorrently wrong . . . and uses these lies as their basis for knowledge and understanding … where are they headed? and what good is there?

 

For Understanding: Classification versus Stereotyping

label tagI want to be clear… stereotyping of groups of people in such a way as to imply that “ALL of the group ARE this” is commonly seen as wrong. After all, every individual is their own person and no group of people are ALL the same… groups are made up of individuals.

For the sake of order and efficiency in our lives we do tend to catagorize things and classify people into generalized groups based on some kind of common trait. Inside those groups there may be subdivisions within that classification and maybe subsets of those. There may be such great difference discovered that an entirely different group is created. Labelling is an ongoing process as we learn more and maybe even redefine our criteria for a group.

Like many people, I order, categorize and label to quickly identify and efficiently use my time. I also use them for gaining quicker understanding. My groups or labels or terms may not necessarily agree with someone else’s who may have a different understanding or judgment of where something fits.

Since I have spent a good deal of time lately in conversation with a number of people who do not think the same way I do (in fact some in direct opposition to as I do) I thought this would be a good time to lay down a basis of better understanding.

THIS is what I mean when I use these terms: #Atheist (they call themselves this -no God)  #Angry or #Mad (predominantly displays anger, bitterness and criticism of others) #God-hater (displays hatefulness toward God, Jesus, Bible, and Christians) These terms defined by the everyday common understanding of the words: #Illogical or #Unreasonable (not following logic, reason) #Lie (not #True, contrary to the truth, facts, or nature of something) #Wrong (may be #mistaken, but definitely not #right which I use God’s ultimate standard as well as general humane definitions) #Bible (The Word of God, originated by God and recorded by divinely chosen men for benefit of mankind’s understanding God, truth, love, wisdom and how to live good and upright lives), #God (God as revealed in the #Bible, God of Abraham,Isaac & Jacob, Yahweh, “I Am,” Alpha & Omega, Everlasting Father, Almighty, Sovereign, Eternal, Omniscient, Creator of the universe and all that is in it, Sovereign, Provider, Sustainer, HOLY = pure good, love, truth, righteousness).

Being a Christian I do not pretend to know all the various forms of atheism and their subtle differences. As a Christian the foundation of my faith and life is Jesus Christ, truth and love. Love God and love others as myself.  Contrary to the accusers of me on twitter, I do not judge that a person is EVIL because they believe differently than I do.  Belief is an individual choice.

However, if anyone, believer or not, shows contempt for others and lies about truth I am compelled to speak against that bad behavior. That is admonishment — confronting lies with truth, wrong doing with righteousness.

It is not an easy thing to do. It is not a fun thing to do. But it is the RIGHT and LOVING thing to do. Depending on the degree of harm being done and whether I believe the person is even receptive to or respectful of the dignity and direction of truth, I may try to speak truth that exposes the wrong in hopes that misunderstandings are corrected and bad behaviors cease. All of us make mistakes. I would hope that someone else would do the same for me.

Like the wisdom of scripture states, there are those who have hardened hearts, deaf ears and are blinded to truth and righteousness. At those times when it is clear that the perpetrator has no desire to truthfully analyze or correct, there is no point in preceding. Don’t cast pearls before swine. Leave them with their depraved mind. Kick the dust off your sandals and walk on.

LIVING A GOOD LIFE IS SO MUCH MORE ENJOYABLE WITH OTHERS

Like most people, I enjoy hanging out with people that do the same things I like to do or generally believe the same things I do. Our experiences shared with our family and friends are the real memory makers that we get to enjoy over and again.

However, I also have great friendships “outside of my circles” where I am getting to know people I would not have even met in a sequestered life. The most profound discoveries of new friends happens as I engage in my online excursions. Social media after all is social.

I enjoy learning of various world-views from people that are not normally in my social circles. It is quite invigorating to engage in conversations with these new friends; growing in understanding of other people and ideas that I previously didn’t know. “Come let us REASON together,” is a welcome invitation to learn from one another and examine things together.

The experiences that I have with people helps in me to understand so very much more than I did before I had the blessing of knowing them. Even those who have been unpleasant to me have taught me valuable lessons in human behavior and communication. God is so very good. He allows us to grow in truth, love and wisdom as we encounter people who do not employ them. They demonstrate for us the consequences we have been told in the Bible will befall the liars, selfish, and foolish . . .without us actually having taken that particular path ourselves. Likewise, others can learn from our shortcomings when we share them transparently. ALL of us make mistakes. ALL of us can learn from those mistakes and help one another not to repeat them. Iron sharpens iron.

In closing, I believe that labels are just labels. They are not meant to define a person. They are just one way of quickly identifying what is same or different, or to point to a place. I believe that making statements about the characteristics of a group does not mean that it always applies, all the time, to all the individuals of the group. General statements about groups of people are that . . . generally speaking . . . for the most part.

The problem that I see with those who stereo-type is that they misuse labels. They proclaim that ALL people of this certain group are ALWAYS ________ (insert their claim). THAT in my opinion is the key difference between labeling and the wrongness of stereo-typing . . . having the label defining the person places one’s judgment of a person over who that person actually may be.

What do you think about this topic? I welcome your comments.

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]