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Are You STILL An Atheist?

May 24, 2013

 

I have a lot of friends that are atheists. In the past, some of them have challenged me: Why do I STILL believe in God? Why am I STILL a Christian?

 

In response, over the past year I wrote a series of articles defending not only the existence of God, but Christianity as well. I also defended a person’s right to search for the Creator in their own way and at their own pace.

 

Now, to my atheist friends, it is my turn to ask a question:

 

Did you know that C. S. Lewis once considered himself an atheist? Yes, he did! In fact, in his own words….”I was angry with God for not existing.”

 

For anyone that would consider themselves an atheist, a good book to read is C. S. Lewis’ own Mere Christianity. The Chronicles of Narnia is not a bad series to read either. But, if you want to dig even deeper to the man that turned Lewis and many others from being atheists to full fledged members of the Kingdom of God, read some of the great works of the Scottish author, poet and minister — George MacDonald!

 

The great works of Mr. MacDonald include: Phantastes, The Princess and the Goblin, At the Back of the North Wind & Lilith. These should get you started!

 

So to my atheist friends:

 

I lovingly challenge you to see if after reading these great works of George MacDonald & C.S. Lewis you can still remain atheists. Come on now — I was challenged and researched and wrote my own articles in defense. Now it is my turn to challenge you!

 

If one atheist is left standing after reading these great works — I will be utterly surprised! I fully expect the Holy Spirit to do its great job of enlightenment as a person reads along.

 

I mean……if C.S. Lewis, G.K. Chesterton, W.H. Auden, Elizabeth Yates, Madeleine L’Engle AND Mark Twain were impacted by the works of this Godly man, there is yet hope for every atheist on the planet. By the way, Mark Twain actually disliked George MacDonald until they later met and became friends.

 

Anthony Cota

 

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