Is atheism an emotional crutch?

Some say Christianity is just a crutch. But let’s turn the question on its edge for a moment. Is atheism an emotional crutch, wishful thinking? The ax cuts both ways. Perhaps atheists are rejecting God because they’ve had a bad relationship with their father. Instead of inventing God, have atheists invented non-God? Have they invented atheism to escape some of the frightening implications of God’s existence? Think about it.

Great quote from Greg Koukl, and one which forces us to consider that much of what gives Christians pause in their dealings with atheism is the sheer effrontery and even bad behavior of the New Atheists. It’s helpful to realize that bluster and sass are not substance. Hooting and approving laughter doesn’t mean your verbal foe has said anything at all.