Atheism is a #FirstWorldProblem

By Roger Browning

Have you ever read the Bible? I ask mostly out of curiosity because I think a great deal of misconceptions surrounding Christianity solve themselves within the text—and without the help of Google. In fact, the first time I read the Bible, cover-to-cover, there was only a few times I found myself saying, “Wait, didn’t this just read differently?” At those moments, I went back and re-read what I thought I read earlier. I truly found, more often than not, the inconsistencies alleviated themselves. But then there were the handful of times that simple readings did leave me wanting. There were times when the 10 Commandments of Exodus didn’t match the 10 Commandments of Deuteronomy. There were times when the number of angels at the tomb were outright different depending on the author. There were the times the reigns of the kings seemed skewed.

Those were the times I asked Google for help.

The first time I read the Bible, I hadn’t yet gone to Bible college or started Seminary. The first time I read the Bible, I didn’t know who Jesus was or what a Christian worldview meant for my life. The first time I read the Bible, I was fulfilling a promise—for a friend. I honestly didn’t have a lot of, if any, expectations.

My Google searches for “answers”, however, led to a lot more questions. There are some really, really smart atheists in the world. Some of their questions and problems with the Bible have a lot of merit. But, I learned something while researching biblical inconsistencies.

There are no unanswered atheist objections to Christianity.

Please don’t jump up in arms. I am not saying that all Christianity’s answers are accepted, or understood, or even unanimous. I’m not saying that putting spiritual concepts into physical descriptions are not without problems. I am only saying that for every “problem” raised by an atheistic objection there is an answer; in other words, the problems are never dismissed…


Atheism is a #FirstWorldProblem – A Clear Lens