Even though he wrote it 400 years ago, he still seems to slam Dawkins and his ilk:
‘Can anything be more detestable than this madness in man, finding God a hundred times both in his body and his soul, makes his excellence in this respect a pretext for denying that there is a God.’
Why are the athiests so strong in their views?
Sinclair Ferguson recalls this story that shows the attitude of the ilk:
At the memorial service for the “atheist” British novelist Sir Kingsley Amis, his son Martin related how his father had been asked by the Russian author Yevgeni Yevtushenko if it were true he was an atheist. Sir Kingsley tellingly replied: “Yes. But it is more than that. You see, I hate him!”
Perhaps that is why Dawkins would go so far as to say he’d rather a girl be sexually abused than brought up in a religious home…
I guess this would prove the first point of Calvinism: Total Depravity.
The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness, 19since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse. For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools