23 October 2015
“Death to God, all hail reason!”, cries out the secular world, fervent for nothing but themselves. The new age of skepticism has come, ushered in by God-hating men and dictators bound to satan; and its zealots follow in the footsteps of the rest of the world. They lay down cheerfully in valleys of dry bones and their banner stands, waving through air that is choked by the smoke that rises from their fathers burning in Hell, its motto, “Love and Tolerance.” Words bought by the blood of anyone who dissented. This is the fruit of the religion of Atheism.
Barbara Ehrenreich, an Atheist and an activist, examines her ethnic roots, and ultimately slanders religion, specifically Christianity, in her essay “Cultural Baggage.” Ehrenreich recounts of a time when an acquaintance of hers asked her about her ethnic background, which spurred her into a thorough self-examination. After coming to the realization that her family had never passed down any traditions through the generations to her, she came to the conclusion that the lack of tradition in her family was a tradition itself. She proceeded to ask her children, who had been raised in a secular home, if they felt any religious stirrings. When they responded that they did not and the world would be better without religion, she was filled with pride and delighted that her tradition of ungodliness was spreading. She had found her roots in rejecting God.
Throughout her essay, Ehrenreich, builds up anticipation for her “great” discovery. She sojourns though many topics and childhood stories, first dabbling in her ethnic heritage, then moving onto family tradition, and finally, the point of her essay is finally unshro...
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...ing?” (284). Only the infinitely precious blood of the Son of God can pay for our sins.
It can not be said enough, the hopeless man-made religion Atheism worships men made by God. They trust their lives to error, and place faith in their fallible selves and others in a false hope that there is no God; but the truth is that the fool says in his heart that there is no God. Yet there is still hope from above available to the hopeless, foolish, and broken. A chance to be reconciled unto God through His beloved Son, Jesus Christ, and let their debt be cancelled out. The call of forgiveness resounds throughout the world to all, “Repent and believe, and enter in.”
Ehrenreich, Barbara. “Cultural Baggage.” From Inquiry to Academic Writing A Text and
Reader. Third Edition. Eds. Stuart Greene and April Lidinsky. Boston: Bedford/St.Martin’s, 2015.
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