Sunday, July 5, 2009

Atheism and Self-Help, Is It Possible?

I recently visited an individual’s wordpress web page titled “realistic recovery” that consists of dealing with addiction and the various problems relating to life-choices, and how best to recover from said addictions. Well, the only problem I could find with this individual’s vision in going about the process of seeking self-help for the many problems that many people face, is his advocating that those with addiction is to turn to within. I knew at that point, that there was the missing link, an entirely foundation-less message intended to supposedly “help” people to better their lives through the eyes of an atheist. I offered my advice from a different perspective, one that the author of “realistic recovery” found only the need to discourage and sharply reject through making fun of, and that I could only characterize as hate because it cuts to the quick, those who don’t want to abandon and turn away from the desires of the flesh. Here is the quote from Scripture that I shared with him…

Proverbs 3:5-8 (ESV)

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. IN all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD, and turn away from evil. It will be healing to your flesh and refreshment to your bones.”

If you are seeking help, I strongly recommend that you steer clear of, or get rid of any notion that there is help within yourself. Sinful egoism has led many to the loss of their souls. Turn to Jesus, as He is the first step toward renewing one’s strength. Apart from Him as John 15:5 says, we “can do nothing.” If you turn to Jesus, He will send a helper, His Holy Spirit.

Earnestly, tenderly, Jesus is calling, O' sinner, come home!


  1. What a bunch of nonsense. There's nothing wrong with being an atheist, like there's nothing wrong with being gay. The only people who find it abnormal are intolerant Jesus-freaks who fear what the do not fully understand.

  2. jeremiah, you attack those with different beliefs with your scripture. perhaps you should try to respect those who believe differently, don't hate. reality and love exist independently of your god.

  3. To melind4,

    Dear Ma'am or Sir, I respectfully differ with you there. Reality and love do not exist apart from Jesus Christ. As reality and love are eternal truths, we can only ascribe them to the One who was, who is, and who is to come. They are not of lesser value than He, because they are what and who He is.

    Jesus Christ came that all may repent of their sin and believe on His Holy name that they may never die.

    God bless you, and thanks for posting.

  4. jeremiah, i understand that you believe that,
    and i respect your beliefs. i'm just suggesting that you try respecting the beliefs of others. a lot of beauty in the world can be found in our differences.

    you wield your scripture like a sword, poised
    to attack. what other response besides defense do you expect when you attack?

    take care.

  5. RE: what other response besides defense do you expect when you attack?


    Well, in all honesty, quite frankly I don't expect a receptive attitude from atheists, or folks that claim to be say a Baptist, Methodist, Catholic, Lutheran, etc, etc, but are not affiliated in any way with the Church...they are just Methodists, Baptists, Methodists, Catholics, Lutherans, etc, etc in name only.

    But you see, I'm not concerned with what particular church people may go to. I'm more concerned with how much they are living according to God's Word, the example that Jesus set for them.

    It's amazing what God can do for us provided that we have faith and trust that He will do what He says. And that's really all that matters in the end, because it's not about our abilities, but about the One who makes it all possible.

    The abilities and talents that we have are wonderful indeed, but God deserves all the credit, and it is His gift to us through freeing us from the sin that shackled us by taking it all upon himself and shedding it on the cross of Calvary.

    God bless you! :)