Losing Faith in Atheism
contributed by the Rev. Paul Seiler
George Bernard Shaw was a brilliant man. His stories have delighted many and his writings show great genius.
Yet he was an atheist and he rejected the message of Scripture and placed his trust in his own systems of belief.
George Bernard Shaw was a rationalist which means that he based his view of life on his own limited human reason.
His system of belief provided him with no comfort in later life. Throughout his life he could not find lasting inner peace, and he slowly lost confidence in what he believed.
Shortly before he died in 1950, alter experiencing the horrors of two world wars, he wrote, “The science to which I pinned my faith is bankrupt. Its counsels, which should have established the millennium, have led directly to the suicide of Europe. I believed them once. In their name I helped to destroy the faith of millions. And now they look at me and witness the great tragedy of an atheist who has lost his faith.”
It is surely the case that the fool has said in his heart that there is no God.
Psalm 10:4 In the pride of his face the wicked does not seek him; all his thoughts are, “There is no God”.