Ellen Johnson is the President of American Athiests. During her interview on the O'Reilly Factor November 13, 2006, she said, Religion can't survive without government. She was emphasizing the decline of religion in America by making the point that if it weren't for the U.S. government, faith-based organizations wouldn't survive. Bill O'Reilly challenged her with high percentages from polls indicating religion was much stronger than her perception. She was bent on voicing what great gains her organization is making on bringing about religious decline.
Those who speak anti-faith seem so glib. What a calling to rid earth of God?!?
It would be interesting if there was a way to calculate the money religion sent in goods, man-power, and occupational sacrifice to the Katrina shorelines. Could it be goverment wouldn't survive without religion? Government isn't surviving without it.
Don't be dismayed when strong statements regarding faith are introduced. Faith is dependent on one thing....let me correct that....on One. His name is Jesus. His Father flinches not, even if the circumstance appears the minority. There was David and Goliath, Esther, Gideon, and so many others. Their dependence was on God; not on numbers, not on statistics, not on funds in reserve. We live in their jet-stream.
Calulate where you see God working.....and then tell the whole world about it. Hopefully such contagion will grow that unbelievers will volunteer to praise the name of Jesus with us.