Atheism and the Family

There are not many societies today that can claim to have a majority that are atheistic except the Communist states of Russia, China or North Korea. One of the great problems with this is that the information from these nations is questionable as to its accuracy. There are some assumptions that we can make as a result of what we know about atheism in general. Since the basic idea of atheism is a denial of God, there is a difficulty as to how to arrive at a standard of right and wrong, or if you please, law. The only standards that will prevail would be the collective standards of the group, or the desires of those who wield the most power.

 Atheism would affect the sacrament of marriage and the home. Today the monogamous practice of thousands of years could be overturned. Many studies in recent years have shown that children brought up in a family with both husband (father) and wife (mother) is the ideal for raising well-balanced children. Although the media exaggerates the numbers of transgender folks, or gender confused peoples, it is this writer's conviction that much of these things are the result of children being raised in single parent homes. As we write, we are awaiting a Supreme Court decision concerning same gender marriage. Atheism, because they contend that we are only highly developed animals, would permit any kind of union. The Latter Day Saints (Mormon) church practiced polygamy until it was officially ended in 1890. Joseph Smith, founder of this group actually was married to numerous women, by some counts about fifty different women. If atheists governed, our nation, there would be no reason that polygamy could not be practiced. In fact, group marriage could easily be added to the practices of many who through perversions want "group" sex, much like some of the "hippy communes" of the 1960s era practiced.

 Atheism would also affect the responsibility of who would bear the responsibility to raise children. Would the mother bear all the responsibility since, like abortion, our laws declare that the father has no say as to whether or not a woman may choose to have an abortion? President Obama has spoken numerous times about his desire that both husband and wife be in the work force. In such a case, exactly who would be charged with raising and guiding children? His desire for "head-start" like programs to start very early is well known, and in that case, an unrelated person would bear the responsibility for directing and raising the children. The president and his appointees have also done their best to hammer "Christians" into conforming to his views on abortion and same gender marriage.

 The fact is, earliest history confirms the statement of the family by God in the early chapters of Genesis. When asked about the age-old problem of divorce, Jesus said to the Jews "And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh? Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder" (Matthew 19:4-6; Genesis 2:24). Today it would seem that we need to emphasize the importance and permanence of marriage, which would result in the stability of the family. This would bring tremendous benefits emotionally, economically and spiritually to our families and the well-being of the society of our nation!

 Ed Rodgers, Forney, TX