Atheists claim that they don’t believe in God. But God, according to the Bible, doesn’t believe in atheists.
18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. 19 For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. 20 For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.
The Bible teaches that there are no atheists; there are only people who suppress the truth about God in their unrighteousness. Romans 1 teaches that people know intuitively and from creation that there is a Creator, but they choose to pretend as though they don’t believe.
Brad Pitt demonstrated this over the weekend, and boy are atheists angry about it.
In GQ magazine over the weekend, Brad Pitt admitted that when he called himself an atheist in the past, he wasn’t really. It was merely a way for him to rebel.
“Oh, man, I’ve gone through everything. Like, I cling to religion. I grew up with Christianity. Always questioned it, but it worked at times. And then when I got on my own, I completely left it and I called myself agnostic. Tried a few spiritual things but didn’t feel right. Then I called myself an atheist for a while, just kind of being rebellious. I wasn’t really. But I kinda labeled myself that for a while. It felt punk rock enough. And then I found myself coming back around to just belief in — I hate to use the word spirituality, but just a belief in that we’re all connected.”
The Friendly Atheist did not seem so terribly friendly toward Pitt, who has absconded from professed atheism back to spirituality.
Hemant Mehta writes at the atheist blog…
So he’s gone from a Christian on the fringe, to atheist, to whatever the hell Marianne Williamson is. That’s not a spiritual journey. That’s just a boomerang thrown without any aim.
He’s saying something that feels right for the moment and might make him look thoughtful to the sort of people drawn to celebrity interviews — which I suppose is precisely what we should expect — but it doesn’t say much at all. I would love to know how he went from accepting the lack of supernatural nonsense in our lives to believing magic is real. How exactly does he think we’re connected in a way that no longer makes him an atheist? (I mean, there’s an argument to be made that we’re all technically related, and that we’re all humans dealing with similar problems, but Pitt’s response suggests something beyond that.)
I have no idea what he “is” now. It doesn’t really matter, I guess, except that Pitt now believes it’s to his advantage to throw atheism under the bus, as if it was just part of an act from a decade ago.
Of course, Pitt is just affirming the Bible. Atheism is an act. Deep down, there are no atheists. There are only spiritualists and supernaturalists who reject truth as a means to place themselves as Lord and Savior of their own life.
At least Pitt was honest…atheism is for actors, both amateur and professional. Every person knows intuitively that supernaturality exists.
We pray that Brad Pitt, or anyone else who comes to embrace a simple supernaturality or mere theism would come fully to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.
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