The world is not coherent if Christ is not there

“I have said a number of times before that there are two tenets to modern atheism. The first is that the atheist says there is no God, and the second is that the atheist hates Him. He hates Him for deserting us, for leaving us. At the same time, there is acknowledgment of the fact that we rejected God first. We demanded that He leave. We hate it when He leaves, and we hate it worse when He stays. This is all admittedly conflicted and contradictory, but one of the things that we have to understand is that sin doesn’t make sense. If it made some kind of sense, it wouldn’t be sin. The world is not coherent if Christ is not there, and one of the things we have to stop doing is trying to help the atheist make sense of things even if Christ is not there. It doesn’t. It won’t. It can’t.”

Douglas Wilson, Father Hunger: Why God Calls Men to Love and Lead Their Families

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