April Fool's Day: The Atheist National Holiday

Cal Thomas | Syndicated columnist | Monday, April 1, 2002

April Fool's Day: The Atheist National Holiday

Happy April Fool's Day. It's the atheist national holiday. "The fool has said in his heart there is no God," you know. I hope you've sent your atheist friends a card.

Several things about atheism. First, it is the smallest minority group in the world. Why? Because there are no dead ones. Second, an atheist is guilty of the worst form of pride. He, or she, says that everyone else who believed in God and his Son for thousands of years was an idiot and only they are smart enough to have figured out there is no God.

Is that credible? Are atheists smarter than Lincoln and Solzhenitsyn; scientists and illiterates and the apostles, all of who died a martyr's death (except John, who was exiled)? Any one of them could have saved his life by renouncing what he claimed to believe. Who would die for this sort of monstrous lie…unless it was and is the truth?

Think about it. Billions believe and have believed. Only a tiny minority don't. But they will someday, because every knee will bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. I’m Cal Thomas in Washington.