The Los Angeles Times ran an interview with one of the atheists who demonstrates himself to be the sort of true fool as only one who denies the reality of God can be.
This guy’s particular hook is that you can be an atheist and “spiritual” too.
Then we see what atheist “spirituality” looks like:
Was it the drug Ecstasy that opened up spirituality for you?
It definitely was. I wouldn’t call that the true experience of self-transcendence that is the focus of the book, but it was profoundly liberating. It convinced me it was possible to have a much better life and be a much better person, and some action was required to figure out how to be more that way more of the time. It’s certainly something you can’t recommend without serious caveats.
Okay, let’s recap. Any form of “spirituality” that does NOT rely on the sort of drugs that men slip into women’s drinks to make them easy to rape is the “esoteric dunghill of religion.”
This fool Sam Harris teaches that the only path for an atheist to become “spiritual” is to ignore the “serious caveats” that are the obvious results of shutting reality off with drugs.
You need to get the joke that is atheism here: THESE are the people who mock Christians for not living in the real world!!!
There’s nothing new under the sun, the Bible declares, and it sure nailed it with atheists: they’ve been offering this “version” of reality for some time. In the 1960s it was Timothy Leary with his “Turn on, tune in, drop out” approach. And so today it is the secular humanist left that is championing the destruction of America through legalized drugs and the drug addiction that will come with it. Because how in the hell else can these perverted, degenerate people have any chance at being “spiritual” otherwise???
Atheism is parasitic. It cannot exist unless it has some superior worldview to emulate even as it mocks the very thing that it is emulating.
One example is the first rise of atheism as carried out in a vicious orgy of violence a.k.a. The French Revolution. One of the leaders of that atheism descent into hell was stabbed to death in his bath by a woman hoping to end the endless beheadings. And Marat’s death was celebrated in a painting as follows:
At the height of the Reign of Terror in 1793, David painted a memorial to his great friend, the murdered publisher, Jean Marat. As in his Death of Socrates, David substitutes the iconography (symbolic forms) of Christian art for more contemporary issues
So the very people who most denied Christ were reduced to trying to depict their hero as the very Christ they mocked and hated and denied. Because at their cores they are hypocrites and liars and have neither shame, nor honor, nor decency, nor virtue, nor integrity of any kind.
That’s all atheism can do: cynically and perversely exploit the genuineness of the very thing it mocks and denies in order to have any pseudo-legitimacy whatsoever.
There is no atheist art. There is no atheist music. There is no atheist culture. There is no atheist morality. There can be no law based on atheism. And there very definitely isn’t any atheist “spirituality.” All they have is an obscene, grotesque mockery.
Augustine wrote, “You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it rests in You.”
The great scientist and mathematician Blaise Pascal said, “There is a God-shaped vacuum in the heart of every man which cannot be filled by any created thing, but only by God, the Creator, made known through Jesus.”
Atheists implicitly accept this God-shaped vacuum in every human heart, this restlessness, that God installed until we find our rest in Him. But they propose to fill their voids with drugs instead of with the Spirit of the God who made them.
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