It’s a small point…
…but it’s an important one. Besides the autistic way in which these atheists have peculiarly bad timing and the social effrontery to initiate an anti-God campaign at the start of the Christmas season in the heart of the Bible-belt, their false premise leads to a demonstrably wrong argument.
“Today’s adults have no obligation to pretend to believe the lies their parents believed. It’s OK to admit that your parents were wrong about God, and it’s definitely OK to tell your children the truth,” said David Silverman, the group’s president, as he launched the campaign.
The atheists are having billboards put up which allegedly say, “Dear Santa, All I want for Christmas is to skip church! I’m too old for fairy tales”. The problem with their argument lies, pardon the simulated pun, with their inability to prove that it is fabricated or even a lie. There is a veritable mountain of evidence to show the truth of Christmas which points to the traditional orthodoxy of its Christian faith. Atheists simply refuse to accept any of it.
More importantly, it’s simply foolish to think that everyone who commits their lives to the Christian faith does it deceptively. To perpetuate a lie a person has to know a particular truth and consciously suppress it. In view of the great mass of historic Christianity that would simply be impossible. Sooner rather than later these things would have already been demonstrated in error, and Christianity would have long since fallen under the weight of its own burdensome lie. There is also a strange cognitive dissonance in the statement, “It’s OK to admit that your parents were wrong about God, and it’s definitely OK to tell your children the truth.” Implied in it is the notion that there is a truth to know which someone could be wrong about. In this case, the truth about God. In a sort of convoluted way, the statement itself serves to undermine their own argument because they can’t prove anything true without God.
Atheists have the typical problem of being socially autistic, which is primarily why this bunch has chosen to do this now. Trying as they do, they continue their spiritual terrorism on Christianity with attacks like this. Ridiculous as it is, they choose to perpetuate one fairy tale, Santa Claus, over what they deem to be another. The truth is that atheists don’t want to live in Christianity’s fantasy, but none of us would be happy living in the atheist’s fantasy either.