Did the New Atheism movement spark waves of Christian response which will batter the unseaworthy ship of atheism? If so, how many waves of Christian response will it ultimately create and how big will these waves of response be?
An April 17. 2011 atheist essay entitled Are atheists strengthening religion? declared:
The Christian backlash and response to new atheism is/was considerable, and neither can the consequences, changes, and foci which marked their response be ignored.
In the end, have we simply made the aforementioned goal more difficult to accomplish.
3 more waves heading towards the unseaworthy S.S. Atheism
1. 2014: A stepped up Biblical creationism attack on Darwinism
The first will be a significantly stepped up biblical creation movement and the Question Evolution! Campaign will be promoted by a large coalition of creationist along with any other campaigns that Creation Ministries International has going. It will be worldwide in scope. 2014 will begin a robust campaign to recruit members of this coalition.
Darwinism is a weak ideology that cannot withstand critical examination which is one of the reasons why prominent evolutionist no longer widely debate like they did in the 1970s. The 1970s must have been very frustrating for evolutionists after they lost hundreds of creation vs. evolution debates.
Now imagine an army of grassroots creationists armed with the 15 questions for evolutionists and supporting materials. It sounds like a very toxic environment for evolutionary belief, doesn't it? Remember, according to a recent study most evolutionists believe in evolution due to a gut feeling (see out post: Evolutionary gut feelings). Which is stronger, rational questions or gut feelings? Of course, beliefs based on mere gut feelings are very vulnerable to rational questions. Darwinism is a house of cards. Let's fill the house of Darwinism with questions and watch it implode!
See also, Atheism and evolutionary belief: Cutting off the air supply of atheism
2. A documentary on militant atheism in the Soviet Union
The movie Expelled definitely had an impact on Darwinism/atheism. Evolutionists are still smarting and licking their wounds from the release of that movie. See: Expelled: New movie exposes the persecution of anti-Darwinists
Now imagine a documentary film coming out in 2014 or 2015 related to the 100,000,000 to 149,000,000 people killed under militant atheism. The documentary will focus on the approximate 60,000,000 people killed under the Soviet atheists. The movie is Martyred in the USSR and a trailer is at Martyred in the USSR
An excerpt from the upcoming movie's website:
Nicholai Khamara after being tortured to death in prison in 1964. He was found with a rag stuffed in his mouth and his tongue cut out. He was tortured simply for being a newly converted Baptist.You can read the harrowing story of Nicholai Khamara's martyrdom in the 1970s under brutal militant atheists at: Nicholai Khamara's martyrdom
A Marxist must be a materialist, i. e., an enemy of religion, but a dialectical materialist, i. e., one who treats the struggle against religion not in an abstract way, not on the basis of remote, purely theoretical, never varying preaching, but in a concrete way, on the basis of the class struggle which is going on in practice and is educating the masses more and better than anything else could. - Vladimir LeninSee also: How the Russians survived militant atheism to embrace God
3. The third wave heading towards an already weakened atheism
Is there a third wave of attack on atheism planned? If so, when it is planned to occur?
Professor Eric Kaufman, who teaches at the University of London, Birbeck College, wrote concerning Europe in his paper entitled Shall the Righteous Inherit the Earth? Demography and Politics in the Twenty-First Century :
We have performed these unprecedented analyses on several cases. Austria offers us a window into what the future holds. Its census question on religious affiliation permits us to perform cohort component projections, which show the secular population plateauing by 2050, or as early as 2021 if secularism fails to attract lapsed Christians and new Muslim immigrants at the same rate as it has in the past. (Goujon, Skirbekk et al. 2006).
This task will arguably become far more difficult as the supply of nominal Christians dries up while more secularisation-resistant Muslims and committed rump Christians comprise an increasing share of the population.
See also: The future of European Darwinism and atheism is bleak
Timing if very important in life especially when it comes to strategy.
The Chinese strategist and General Sun Tzu wrote: "When torrential water tosses boulders, it is because of its momentum. When the strike of a hawk breaks the body of its prey, it is because of timing." - Sun Tzu
Future of atheism
I would love to tell you atheists/evolutionists, but that would spoil the suspense, wouldn't it? We wouldn't want that, would we? Perhaps, later this month, a brief mention of this third upcoming attack against atheism will be given. Stay tuned to this blog atheists. You never know what this month may bring. :)
"Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when you move fall like a thunderbolt." - Sun Tzu
Question Evolution! Campaign - 15 questions for evolutionists
Martyred in the USSR - trailer
Martyred in the USSR must be made
Martyred in the USSR must be made - part 2
Question Evolution! Campaign resources
Question Evolution! Campaign
15 questions for evolutionists
Responses to the 15 Questions: part 1 - Questions 1-3
Responses to the 15 Questions: part 2 - Questions 4–8
Responses to the 15 Questions: part 2 - Questions 9-15
Other related resources
Atheism, agnosticism and humanism: Godless religions
Evidence for Christianity
More evidence for Christianity
Creation Ministries International Question Evolution! Videos
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