Ridding the World of Religion—Christianity?

Will atheists be able to get rid of Christianity? Atheists Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss think so. Dawkins, a noted evolutionist and author of The God Delusion, and Krauss, professor of physics at Arizona State University and a frequent Creation Museum critic, recently appeared together in an interview to promote their new documentary The Unbelievers.

This film was produced to attack what they call “religion.” Of course (as is obvious from Dawkins’ book The God Delusion), the movie’s main purpose is to attack Christianity. Keep in mind that these are the two people who accuse us of committing “child abuse” because we teach children about biblical truths (creation, hell, and so on).

It seems that right now in the Western world, the secularists believe they have a license to go after Christians and the Christian faith like never before. Krauss is the atheist who said to an audience, “Forget Jesus, the stars died so you can be here today.” Apparently he wants people to worship the stars instead of the God who made the stars!

Now, during an interview about their documentary, Dawkins and Krauss were asked if their hope was to rid the world of religion. Dawkins answered that he thought Christianity is already on the decline and that his hope is that humanity will be able to “intelligently design our society, our ethics, our morality—so that we live in the kind of society we want to live in rather than in the kind of society that was laid down in a book written in 800 B.C.”

This is actually a great illustration of Judges 21:25, which states, “In those days there was no king in Israel; everyone did what was right in his own eyes.”

What Dawkins and Krauss are really advocating is the lifting up of man’s word above God’s Word—and so they’ve made a documentary to push their anti-God atheistic view. What they are doing—and what they want people to do—is summed up by Romans 1:22–25:

Professing to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man—and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things. Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.

Today’s lead article on the Answers in Genesis website, written by Dr. Elizabeth Mitchell, is an in-depth analysis of the interview of Dawkins and Krauss. I suggest you all need to read her article and be ready with answers when people you know see this movie in the theaters. Being armed with information can help you in getting the truth of God’s Word to such people. Here are the first couple paragraphs of Dr. Mitchell’s article:

Following the April 29 opening of their documentary The Unbelievers at Toronto’s Hot Dog Film Festival, outspoken atheists Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss discussed the merits of their approaches to “ridding the world of religion.” In a recent interview with Steve Paikin,1 they made it clear that, despite their sometimes different personas, they have the same agenda—getting people to get rid of their belief in God. Yet they both say that Christians should not feel “threatened” by their efforts to expunge religion from human history.

The Goal of The Unbelievers Documentary

Evolutionary biologist Dawkins and theoretical physicist Krauss recounted that when they first met they had a heated debate about, as Dawkins said, “whether we should have a kind of full-on attack on religion or whether we should, as Lawrence preferred, seduce them.”2 Krauss explained that this is really “a strategic question.”3 They agree that both approaches have merit depending on the nature of the people being targeted. However, expressing general agreement with the more confrontational approach of the often-irascible Dawkins, Krauss said, “You’ve got to confront silly beliefs by telling them they are silly,” adding, “If you’re trying to convince people, pointing out that what they believe is nonsense is a better way to bring them around.”4

I urge you to read Dr. Mitchell’s full article and to pray that these two secularists will repent and believe the gospel of Jesus Christ.

We certainly live in an era when Christianity is coming under massive attack. The vital nature of the AiG ministry, Creation Museum, and future Ark Encounter is clearly shown in that the most aggressive attack in this documentary is directed against biblical creationists. Krauss and Dawkins know that those who take a stand on the authority of God’s Word, as AiG does, are dealing with the foundational issue. Thus to these atheists, biblical creationists are the most dangerous Christians.

Read the full article on the AiG website.

Thanks for stopping by and thanks for praying,

Ken