Those of you who have read or seen comments from atheists who are being termed "Hatetheists" (militant atheists) such as Chris Hitchens, Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris and others know full well that their goal is to rid the planet of religion, and Christianity in particular. Sam Harris is famous for saying, "If I could rid the world of either rape or religion, I would choose religion as it has caused more harm." Of course, I wonder if he'd feel that way if his wife or daughter were raped by an irreligious person.
This rhetoric is fanning the flames of the already-rebellious and sinful spirit that's in the heart of every man and woman on the planet so that it strikes out even more against God and those who worship him. This can be seen in the recent shootings at Youth With a Mission, a training center for missionaries in the Denver suburb of Arvada, and New Life Church in Colorado Springs. Matthew Murray, 24, who was home-schooled in what a friend said was a deeply religious Christian household, murdered four people and was not shy as to why he was committing his acts. Proving that just because you're raised a Christian doesn't mean you have a relationship with God, Murray was expelled from the Youth With a Mission program three years prior and during the past few weeks had sent different forms of hate mail to the program and-or its director.
Murray posted several rants on a Web site for people who have left evangelical religious groups. The most recent post said, "I'm coming for EVERYONE soon and I WILL be armed to the @#%$ teeth and I WILL shoot to kill. ...God, I can't wait till I can kill you people. Feel no remorse, no sense of shame, I don't care if I live or die in the shoot-out. All I want to do is kill and injure as many of you ... as I can especially Christians who are to blame for most of the problems in the world."
Notice the last statement? Sounds exactly what the hatetheists of today say. Of course, this is absurd as Christianity has done more good for the world than any other faith or movement (for a good treatment of this, see "How Christianity Changed the World"). Never forget that believing and acting upon a lie can be deadly.
"Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." ~ Voltaire