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Figuring out atheists

July 30, 2011
Marshall Independent

To the editor:

It seems like every other day some atheist group is busy filing a lawsuit against some religious display, or some terrible affront they have suffered at the hands of those heartless Christians. This week, Fox news discussed a lawsuit to ban a "cross" shaped piece of wreckage from the 9-11 museum. The other day some group tried to stop Texas Gov. Perry from leading a prayer gathering to pray for the economy. It goes on and on ad nauseum.

I have never heard of anyone becoming ill from walking past a nativity scene, or struck by lightning while reading a "Ten Commandments" sign in a courthouse. Likewise, I don't think anyone has ever been arrested for omitting "under God" from their pledge of allegiance. One has to wonder, what is it that makes these atheist folks run screaming into the night at the mention of the name "GOD?" But I think I have figured out the answer.

I believe that if I live by God's laws, He will grant me eternal life. If I am wrong, life just ends at death with no reward or punishment. Either way, I'm covered, I can relax and not worry. But think of the burden I must carry if I have to wonder, "What if I made the wrong choice? What if there is a God after all?"

I can no longer be angry with the atheists for their actions. I extend my deepest sympathy to them and want them to know that I am ready to help them through their terrible grief, should they ask.

Cliff Reed




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