The First Presbyterian Church of Wilkes-Barre's minister Rev. Zanicky put a sign outside of his church that says, "Atheism has no future."
Unfortunately, the sermon has been taken offline, but here are some excerpts from this sermon:
"Radical secularists are championing the popular bestseller atheist books today highlighting the evils of religion..."
"God is dead encompasses all of their reality."
"It's only the here and now, let's make the most of it...but my friends, in my opinion, most people don't get it. the real maginude of what is being said is today's atheism. There is no future in atheism; there is no purpose, there is no meaning, there is no morality, there is no truth apart from the present construal as defined by the particular power group. .. this way of seeing the world, living in the world, this does not have a necessary drive to push into the future."
"...no higher meaning, no higher purpose, no higher direction...there is great similarity with today's atheists and paganism...basically all meaningless...Pagan mythos has been replaced by Christianity...the one true story of the world...atheism has no future..there is no constraining vision for the little atheist followers...there are no master stories...no absolute morals...there are no transcendant values.
My concern here is not individual atheists, it is the radical secularists...make no mistake about it, there is a definite disjunction between atheism and theism..."
"the new atheism is doing everything it can to convince us that the universe is pointless and in end our lives are destined for nothingness as well...not the most favorable setting for the flourishing for our capacity for goodness."
"It will make a profound difference if our society believes...the christian alternative has blessed our world greatly...we believe in a created, meaningful, purposeful world."
Can an atheist be a good citizen? The formative ideas of our nation were taken from the judeo-christian conception of human nature...george washington says religion is needed...
In such a nation as America, an atheist can be a citizen, but he can not be a good citizen."
"what values, what morals, what meaning, what purpose? what authority higher than ourselves that transcends...atheism has no future."
Atheism offers nothing...its magitude, its emptiness, its abyss, its dread...there are those pushing today for a faithless generation, its there, we can't help it, why? because we are all children of God...we whimper up to Jesus!