Charleston was nicknamed The Holy City because of the numerous Churches in the area. It is hard to travel more than a mile anywhere in the area without passing a Church. In some areas, you will find a Church on every street corner much like gas stations in other cities. You will find any Denomination you want too so if you are planning a trip here, it won’t be hard to find a place to worship. However, you also need to know that there is an Anti-God movement on the rise here as well and that only stands to reason.
Newton’s law states that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. This not only applies to mass it also applies to religious beliefs. It seems that the stronger the religious society gets the more opposition there is to it. As some people try to move toward God, others try to move in the opposite direction. This has been happening since the beginning of time and will continue to the end.
Since 9/11, there has been an increase in the attendance at Churches in our area. I have heard that it is the same in other areas. Along with this rise in attendance there has been a rise in the atheist population. I don’t think there are more of either group. I think some people who started going to Church after that event only became aware of their own mortality similar to how some people react just before they die. In response to this, some atheist felt threatened so they became much more vocal.
What brought this to my attention was a recent Billboard that was placed in Charleston. It says. “If you don’t believe in God, you are not alone.” Ok I will give them that. So what’s the point? We want you to not believe like we do? Are they wanting other atheists to feel more comfortable? I just don’t know.
So I have been doing a little research and I did discover that this movement has been going on for some time in other cities. These billboards are all over the United States but this is the first one in Charleston. I must live under a rock. Anyway, I can find no explanation for these billboards by anyone who placed them however they do give a website that you can go to if you are interested. It’s kind of like the dollar bill billboard that was up here in Charleston a short time ago. It was a lead in to a future billboard. It was just to grab your attention. I am sure this billboard will draw a lot of attention here as well.
So I went to a couple of web sites where they were discussing these billboards and the reason for them. Apparently, people who don’t believe in God feel threatened by God. Ok that makes no sense but I will play along. Next some of these atheists go into a long explanation of why they don’t believe in God. The most common reason is that they have no proof and it is beyond their comprehension so they can’t possibly believe in something that they don’t understand. Ok I will give them that one too if that makes them happy. I really don’t understand how the sun can just sit there burning in space without spontaneously going pop and exploding but it does and I don’t argue because it feels nice and warm and I like it that way.
My point is this. Just because you don’t understand something doesn’t negate its existence. I admit that I don’t know everything especially when it comes to God but I know he exists. Oh and this was rich: One person compared God to the Tooth fairy, saying that neither one existed. Then they went on to curse Christians for trying to convince them that there was a God when they didn’t want to believe. I wonder if he attacked his parents with the same anger for telling him that there was a Tooth Fairy. Maybe he should give that money back since it is all a lie. And don’t get me started about returning those Christmas presents.
And that’s my take on the situation. And no I am not trying to cram God down someone’s throat as some of them put it but I am available to discuss Him if you are interested. And Charleston is still a great place to visit and really is the Holy City so come on down.
Have a Great Day,