The conviction of the humanist observer leads to misinterpretion of temporal evidence.
18being darkened in their understanding, excluded from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the hardness of their heart; 19and they, having become callous, have given themselves over to sensuality for the practice of every kind of impurity with greediness.
Humanists, operating on the foundation of their own autonomy claim to think freely, while interpreting evidence thru a restricted grid of denial. While it is refreshing to see that some regional atheist groups are stable enough to entertain member Christians, there are atheist groups throughout the United States who cannot support the untenable humanist worldview except within the restricted structure of atheist only member groups. Like a little child who covers the eyes to 'disappear' denying the truth of the normal function of reality, the atheist humanist shuns the evidence that he claims to be 'free' to examine and to think 'freely'. The obvious complexity of creation and the witness of the Word of God are picked apart without an honest effort to examine the 'evidence' of the revelation of the person of God in the scriptures. The atheist humanist demonstrates their constricted thought by the failure to read with objectivity the entirety of the Scriptures.
So why not call these pseudo social, truth denying get togethers something like the "Mid-State Sinatra Club" (I do it MY way), or "The Burlington Boogie Man Group" (believe it or not, Deists dont exist because we dont like the way they think) or "The Inane Repose Battallion" (I make theological mistakes when I guess what blasphemy really means).
I think Gene Cook's Wednesday internet broadcast called "The Narrow Mind:Atheist Wednesday" does a masterful job of exposing the fallacy of "free-thought". In every case but the smartest atheist I have ever heard: The Discomfiter.
He's bullit proof. Listen in,.. Unchained Radio