Atheists Attack DeLand Florida City Seal and What Made the West Best

If God didn’t exist atheists wouldn’t have jobs. A person has to wonder why atheists bother attacking people, places, and things that mention God when they assure us that He doesn’t exist. They don’t attack witches, sprites, nymphs, unicorns, Santa Clause, and the Easter Bunny.

If God is truly not there, as atheists insistently believe and raise many to try to prove, it seems to me that in reality they are really unemployable. They’ve created occupations out of the ether for a way to make a living.

Atheists live in a world they can’t explain, either in its origin or its sustainability, and can’t account for its moral prescriptions. This is why an atheist must act in a clandestine way as an “interloper on God’s territory. Everything he uses to construct his system has been stolen from God’s ‘construction site.’ The unbeliever is like the little girl who must climb on her father’s lap to slap his face. . . . [T]he unbeliever must use the world as it has been created by God to try to throw God off His throne.”[1]

The latest atheist bullying is over the city seal in DeLand, Florida. Seal_of_DeLand_Florida

“A Washington-based group that works to separate God from government is demanding that officials in Florida remove several images from their city seal, due to their perceived Christian symbolism.

“Americans United for the Separation of Church and State (AUSCS), led by Barry Lynn, an attorney and licensed ‘minister’ in the United Church of Christ, recently sent a letter to officials in DeLand, Florida about the matter after receiving a complaint from a local resident. The organization is not releasing the name of the complainant, whom they state has asked to remain anonymous.”

The controversy is over the symbols: the cross, heart, and anchor that represent faith, hope, and charity (love), three things that atheists can’t account for given atheistic assumptions. So when atheists attack the seal, they are also attacking faith, hope, and charity because they do not have material substance. Noe one has ever seen faith, hope, and charity. They don’t exist in the material world.

Here’s what one atheist said: “We atheists are taking over.” (Sounds like an Islamic extremist.) “We will remove all this mythology from our government. You dinosaurs are on your way out.” Another ignorant atheist wrote: “This country was never founded on any religious principles. It was founded on neutrality and secularism. No to religion in government.” This guy must be a product of government schools.

Florida’s motto is “In God We Trust.” Anybody familiar with the history of Florida knows it was founded by Christians of the Roman Catholic persuasion. That’s why there are cities like St. Augustine named after Christian writer Augustine of Hippo (354–430) author of The City of God Against the Pagans, On Christian Doctrine, and On the Trinity.

The Preamble to Florida’s 1885 Constitution reads: “We, the people of the State of Florida, grateful to Almighty God for our constitutional liberty . . .  establish this Constitution.”Florida Seal

In the West we are doing our best to destroy our Christian heritage but in China, Chinese intellectuals are coming around to the view that it is precisely this heritage that has made the West so successful.

Niall Ferguson is the Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History at Harvard University and the author of Civilization: The West and the Rest. There’s a quotation by a member of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in which he tries to account for the success of the West. Here’s what he said:

“One of the things we were asked to look into was what accounted for the success, in fact, the pre-eminence of the West all over the world. We studied everything we could from the historical, political, economic, and cultural perspective. At first, we thought it was because you had more powerful guns than we had. Then we thought it was because you had the best political system. Next we focused on your economic system. But in the past twenty years, we have realised that the heart of your culture is your religion: Christianity. That is why the West is so powerful. The Christian moral foundation of social and cultural life was what made possible the emergence of capitalism and then the successful transition to democratic politics. We don’t have any doubt about this.”

These atheists should be careful what they wish for. Radical Islam does not believe in charity, and atheism can’t account for it.








Notes:
  1. John A. Fielding III, “The Brute Facts: An Introduction of the Theology and Apologetics of Cornelius Van Til,” The Christian Statesman 146:2 (March-April 2003), 30. []

Gary is a graduate of Western Michigan University (1973) and earned his M.Div. at Reformed Theological Seminary in 1979. He is the author of countless essays, news articles, and more than 27 book titles.

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  • dtayls

    Actually, muslims do believe in and practice charity; but, charity extends only to muslims, not to unbelieving dhimmi (infidels.)

  • http://lesliebard.blogspot.com Leslie Fish

    Atheists don’t attack Witches because they KNOW we exist. We’ve made it clear to them several times. Besides, we have a common enemy: religious fanatics — usually Christians, often Muslims — who want to kill both of us.

    –Leslie < Fish )O(

  • James Nix

    Same legal stance here! How can one challenge something they swear/believe does not exits. Even if they do object, which they do, to the worship of an entity, what difference does it make, Would there be a difference in their life if NONE were inserted in the place of God?! If so, what would it be?! Some people(?) can only/always find fault with any/every thing other than themselves! Only two things to say: Sit down and shut up!
    PS: Where would they/all of us be had not heaven and earth been created?! By whom/what? By a supreme being? By accident? By LOVE – GOD!

    • boydnallen

      They make it easy to believe in God. If there was no God, there would be no need for a devil, if no devil, who would they look to for guidance?

  • Walt

    Quit listening to these people. When you ignore what they say and what they want then they will have no power over you.

  • slstanley1

    I feel sorry for atheists, but I don’t demand that they believe in God. Why then do they insist that we convert to their way of thinking? Even if belief in God were erroneous, what harm does it do?

    • Jerry PinkDick

      here have this, i think you need some “Hard evidence” ;) also “Even if belief in God were erroneous, what harm does it do?” was responsible for the slaughter of millions, burning witches,Wars,Intolerance, Killing in the name of your god, Deaths of entire civilizations, Divine Right and Fundamentalists, if you need anymore just lemme know il get right back to ya

    • Timmy Phallice

      Because if you had our way of thinking, the human race would actually… go forward :) And people would be accepted into society, instead of everyone following the words of a man written book that “counts as evidence” for a God. Which makes me doubt the intelligence of anyone. You know what, don’t bother thinking our way, you won’t help any more than an Away From Keyboard player in a video game.

  • Timmy Phallice

    I’ve just been reading all these comments, and they give me cancer. I honestly don’t see how people can be so blind that they let another blind person lead them in their way of thinking. To what extent do you have proof of a creator? I believe it’s less proof than we have of Evolution. #SmugAsFck
    Also how can you be so stubborn as to reject proven theories because they do not go along with your bible? And how can the bible not be changed on the thoughts towards homosexuality, but it can be changed about slavery? I honestly don’t get how people can be so stupid. #ShrekIsLove
    And another thing! How does not believing in an imaginary figure mean we worship and evil imaginary figure? Please explain.

    And as for the “I feel sorry for atheists, but I don’t demand that they believe in God. Why then do they insist that we convert to their way of thinking? Even if belief in God were erroneous, what harm does it do?” comment by slstanley1. We try to convert you to our way of thinking, because we want to progress mankind beyond the shackles of the bible, which has hindered the progression of mankind so much because you would rather sit and believe in a book written by someone who didn’t prove trust, rather than pushing the limits of the universe to discover it’s origins and what the human species could be. And the harm of believing in God is the conflicts of war. Given, there have been Nuns and Missionaries throughout wars that tried to help and stop war, but there have been more conflicts over who’s ‘God’ is the correct one.

    If God turned out to be real in the end, then every Atheist and Agnostic would believe if there is certain evidence for it. But on the other hand if Science were to completely disprove the existence of a God, then every Christian, and Mormon, and so on would refute the evidence and stay a stuck up c**t.

    I ask you this, do you trust a Wikipedia page that has been written by an unverified and untrustworthy source? How is it any different to the Bible discussion? Is it because one is much older than the other? Or because it’s the “Holy Bible” and not the “Holy Wikipedia”? What makes it different? If we found a book from 2000 years ago and it said a Giant 9 Tailed Fox appeared and destroyed cities, would you believe it? Or is that so stupid, compared to a giant flood and an Earth being formed in 7 days? and the Sun revolving around the Earth? or that a giant flood wiped out the wicked and somehow an Arc fit two of every animal, and managed to still float?

  • Timmy Phallice

    What you make me feel <3