CQOD: 06/11/06 -- Davidman: the withering of morality
Christian Quotation of the DayJune 11, 2006
Trinity SundayFeast of Barnabas the Apostle
The fool says in his heart, "There is no God."
They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds,
there is none who does good.
The LORD looks down from heaven on the children of man,
to see if there are any who understand,
who seek after God.
They have all turned aside; together they have become corrupt;
there is none who does good,
not even one.
-- Psalm 14:1-3 (ESV)
The essential amorality of all atheist doctrines is often hidden from us by an irrelevant personal argument. We see that many articulate secularists are well-meaning and law-abiding men; we see them go into righteous indignation over injustice and often devote their lives to good works. So we conclude that “he can’t be wrong whose life is in the right”—that their philosophies are just as good guides to action as Christianity. What we don’t see is that they are not acting on their philosophies. They are acting, out of habit or sentiment, on an inherited Christian ethic which they still take for granted though they have rejected the creed from which it sprang. Their children will inherit some what less of it.
... Joy Davidman (1915-1960), Smoke on the Mountain 
Quiet time reflection:
Lord, may I not be silent before atheism, but speak the Gospel.
See Believer's Desktop Companion 2004
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