From Ray Comfort’s blog comes an excellent observation. An excerpt, as follows:
If you are an atheist, I hope I’m ruffling your feathers. I want to get under your skin and ask why you don’t have the courage to even whisper to Moslems what you keep shouting at Christians. Prove me wrong. Get onto a Moslem website and tell them that you don’t believe their god exists. Do your little “I don’t believe in Zeus” thing. Tell them they believe a myth. Talk about Mohammed as you do Jesus (use lower case for Mohamed). Do your “I don’t believe in the flying spaghetti monster” thing. Tell them that we weren’t made by a god (lower case), but that they evolved from primates (that will go down well). Also, let them know in no uncertain terms that the Koran is full of mistakes (give some examples), and that their mosques are full of hypocrites.
You wouldn’t dare, because you are chicken-livered. You know that they are not like Christians. Despite the “anonymity” of your little chicken coop, they would come after you to lop off your head. And when they find you, you would fall on your knees and be praying to God for help, quicker than I can move a fly swat . . . and I’m pretty quick. So, think about what you are doing, and think about how much you value your life. Then think about what we are telling you. Think.
Ray is right, the God and Christ haters know darn well we as Christians are not going to react as the Muslims might well do. They know they can get away with spewing invective. They know we will, if we are seeking to follow Christ, we’ll try to live in the way Christ would have us do, in a far more loving manner than many Muslims would. Most of these ‘brave’ atheists would not dare provoke the followers of Islam.
Many atheists, despite their claim to be making a rational case for there being no God, react irrationally when challenged – more like someone from a cult. They won’t be challenged and won’t even think upon the fact that they might be wrong. There are exceptions of course, genuine seekers after the truth. I’ve all the time in the world for them. No, in my opinion, atheists choose not to believe in God for a specific reason – which is so they do not have to responsible to Him and can live as in as ungodly a manner as they choose. Or in terms of human goodness they may do well, but that does not come anywhere near God’s expectations, which is holiness. No, the choice to not believe despite all evidence to the contrary, is for one reason only, one that we all have been guilty of. Rebellion, pure and simple. We all want our own way, to be our own gods, and God’s requirements interfere with that.