Dear atheists, I concede that you are better people than me. Now let’s talk about how you compare to Jesus and his standard . . .

I’ve often seen atheists trumpet about how they are better and more moral than Christians.  I find the arguments to be fallacious and pointless, as they are part of the atheist’s incoherent worldview that you can have moral laws without a moral law-giver, and they conveniently script a moral code that just happens to align with what they sometimes do.

But they may be right!  They may be better than me morally.  After all, I have a far too intimate knowledge of all my sins of thoughts, omissions and commissions and I don’t have access to their full inventory of sins.

Having said that, regardless of who is really better I’m glad to concede their point for the sake of argument.  Sure, atheists, you are better than me morally.  But that won’t accomplish much for you in light of eternity.  You will face your creator and be accountable for your sins.  Pointing out how awful I was in comparison won’t do a thing for you.

Here’s your standard: Romans 2:16 on that day when, according to my gospel, God judges the secrets of men by Christ Jesus.

He is your standard and judge.  We all fall woefully short.  The Good News is that He already took the punishment for those who repent and believe in him.  Do that while there is still time, and stop giving yourself false comfort by pretending that being better than your neighbor takes away your guilt.

Romans 1:18–20 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. 

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4 thoughts on “Dear atheists, I concede that you are better people than me. Now let’s talk about how you compare to Jesus and his standard . . .”

  1. I’ve had some terrible things said about me. It was like getting out of prison when I learned to simply agree with them.

    I’m amazed at how self-righteous none Christians can be as they accuse Christians of being self righteous. Or how hypocritical they an be as they accuse Christians of being hypocrites. Of course their self righteousness and hypocrisy don’t bother me any more. It’s the unregenerate way. What does bother me, at least for them, is that they think they will stand before a holy and righteous God, with eternity hanging in the balance, and tell Him to, “give me everything I deserve!”

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  2. So if we compare a story about an atheist or two to the story of your deity, does that really tell you anything about either atheists or your deity?

    Come to think of it, why would fairy tale stories tell you anything about a deity who refuses to show himself since the advent and wide spread use of critical thinking.

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    1. I encourage you to think more carefully when analyzing such important matters. You begged the question by calling them fairy tales and by saying He doesn’t show himself, or that we don’t use critical thinking. Three fallacies in one sentence!

      Go read Romans carefully. Romans 1:18–20 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.

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