Who needs a crutch?
All my life I've been told by people much "wiser" than myself, that Atheists are strong-minded people, and religion is merely a crutch for people who don't have the gumption to stand up on their own. But, as I've followed the recent hysteria by Atheists about prayers before high school football games, crosses on city seals, the ten commandments in a courtroom, "under God" in the pledge of allegiance, and prayer and the bible at the presidential inauguration, I find that the evidence doesn't reconcile with the strong-Atheist/weak-Christian conventional wisdom.
For two millennia, Christians have called upon their God, and received strength to endure the most awful torments and persecutions, yet it appears that Atheists are reduced to a quivering mass of gelatin at the mere sight of a bible, or the sound of the G-word.
If I was a young man, making life-choices about what course would bring me power for living, I would be loathe to embrace the Atheist's creed, seeing it fails so pitifully to bring succor in time of discomfort -- much less time of actual trial.
Posted by larry_naselli
at 10:06 AM CST
Updated: Friday, January 21, 2005 10:13 AM CST