In my view, religion is only for weak people who can't stand on their own two feet. Life isn't easy, but it's useless to lean on some imaginary "God" for help. We have to fight our own battles and can only depend on ourselves. I don't have any use for religion. — N.R.
Have you ever honestly asked yourself why you feel this way? You may think you know why -- but I suspect you may not, and I challenge you to have the courage and honesty to face it.Let me explain what I mean. Like most atheists, you probably have a list of reasons why you reject religion and don't believe in God.
For example, I've found that many atheists actually had very religious parents -- but they rebelled against them, and also rejected their religion. Or you may feel that religion has no place in a scientific age, or you think it's been harmful to human progress.But the basic reason people reject God, I find, is because they want to run their own lives -- although they seldom admit it.
To put it another way, their lives are ruled by pride, which makes them determined to go their own way in life and not rely on God. The Bible puts it clearly: "Against whom have you raised your voice and lifted your eyes in pride? Against the Holy One" (2 Kings 19:22).
Face your pride honestly -- and then honestly ask yourself where it will lead you. Then I invite you to look at Jesus Christ as He is found in the pages of the New Testament. When you do, you'll discover not only that God exists, but also that He loves you so much that He wants you to be with Him in heaven forever.