I’ve just had an early morning epiphany about why Christianity is preferable to atheism.
Atheism is inherently selfish. It teaches no way to live. It’s a blank slate that one can write a life of service on, but can just as easily be totally selfish. It involves no inbuilt nagging little voice that whispers ‘be more’.
The Christian life is one of service and giving; and if it isn’t then it should be; those of use who don’t do enough to improve the world are reminded of the expectations placed upon us every time we read the gospels.
An atheist can be good if they want to be, but only if they have an already implanted desire within themselves to be so.
A Christian has as their manifest the order to help others. So, if our own personal will is weak, we have the added boost of knowing that God has left the betterment of the role in our hands.
I know that Atheists say (and I’ve been one of them) that’s is a sad state of affairs when you are a good person only because the a Bible tells you to be. I would say that it’s human nature to look after our own little clan. Going outside that in any meaningful way can be an imposition. Lots of us needs a good kick in the pants to do it, and without that, it often never happens.
( I’ve done my own little non- peer supported study, on my own head, while writing this. I’ve thought of 10 atheists and 10 theists that I personally know. My conclusions are correct within this groups, therefore, I’m right 😉 )