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Atheists bash hotel Bibles

They’d prefer a Darwinian replacement!

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Published: 17 May 2016 (GMT+10)
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A recent article from The Christian Institute reported that the US-based ‘Freedom From Religion Foundation’ is now asking for ‘Bible-free’ bedrooms to be offered in hotels.1 For all of us who have been following the cultural trends in the West, this development should hardly come as a surprise—the anti-God agenda has been making further and further encroachments into traditionally Christian strongholds, as more and more of the culture has become saturated with secularism.

The atheist group cited the actions of the Travelodge hotel chain, who removed all Bibles from their rooms in 2014, despite the fact that not a single guest had registered a complaint! Of course, hotels are free to include or refuse to allow Bibles in their own rooms, but the widespread practice of placing Bibles in hotel room drawers has been carried on for over a century; clearly, this is just one more indicator that the essentially Christian makeup of Western culture has been seriously eroding.

Even more telling, however, is what the atheist group wants to replace the Bible with: Darwin’s On the Origin of Species! While many Christians today take a compromised view of Genesis, allowing for the possibility of believing both Darwinian evolution and the Bible, these atheists clearly understand that Darwinian evolution is the polar opposite of biblical Christianity. And for Christians who think evolution is a side issue this should be a wakeup call. Indeed, atheist Frank Zindler said this during a debate with a Christian:

“The most devastating thing though that biology did to Christianity was the discovery of biological evolution. Now that we know that Adam and Eve never were real people the central myth of Christianity is destroyed. If there never was an Adam and Eve there never was an original sin. If there never was an original sin there is no need of salvation. If there is no need of salvation there is no need of a savior. And I submit that puts Jesus, historical or otherwise, into the ranks of the unemployed. I think that evolution is absolutely the death knell of Christianity.”2

The atheists get it!

You see, many of the most vocal, atheistic opponents to Christianity know that the foundational issue is Genesis, and they use this to their advantage by pushing Darwinian evolution in every way possible (the latest attempt to put Darwin in hotels being a case in point). That’s exactly why the work of CMI is so needed: we exist as an information ministry specifically to counter the anti-biblical Darwinian indoctrination that is so ubiquitous in the world today. Because of the work of ministries like CMI, there has never been a greater wealth of information available to support a straightforward reading of the Bible than there is now.

The Bible is a trustworthy eyewitness record of history, and good science confirms this time and time again. We encourage you to consider supporting Creation Ministries International with your prayers and donations in 2016; and please remember—we exist primarily to serve the local Church, sending our scientists and speakers out to hundreds of churches and events annually. If you have yet to schedule a CMI event at your church, please contact our Events department and we’ll be glad to work with you (go to creation.com/hostevent).

References and notes

  1. ‘Replace hotel Bibles with Darwin, say atheists’, http://www.christian.org.uk/news/replace-hotel-bibles-with-darwin-say-atheists/, accessed 27 January, 2016. Return to text.
  2. See A Who’s Who of evolutionists. Return to text.

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