The following is an interesting glimpse into the path one has followed from his early teens and later atheism to what he now describes as his rediscovered faith. Though his parents were devout Catholics, Dave Cullen moved ever further away from religion and into secularism and science. It took awhile but eventually he came to realize that they are poor substitutes for the truth of Christianity.
The article cited below is basically a transcript of a recent video he posted on his YouTube channel, Computing Forever. With almost half a million subscribers and 100 million views, he is a popular commentator on technology and social subjects. This one details his journey back from his atheistic beliefs coming to acknowledge God, his world and his good.
Cullen makes reference to the proverbial red pill but goes further, citing both black and white pills. It should come as no surprise that as deleterious as is the red pill, the black pill is worse. The true choice is the white pill – the God pill.
Science is the means by which we understand the physical world around us. It is not the means by which we derive our morality. For that we need philosophy, metaphysics, religion.
Lead Us Not Into Temptation
“All of a sudden, for the first time, given everything I was witnessing in the world, I could understand the context of why this prayer had been written this particular way. What has the left been promoting for the past number of decades? Temptation, sin, greed, materialism, deviation from the path of denial of nature. If you corrupt the people promote vice and their baser animal instincts you bring about the destruction of the nation state. Promiscuity rather than monogamy results in unplanned pregnancy, broken homes, low parental investment, marriage is destroyed by feminism. Alternative lifestyles are promoted. The active sexual union between two people is no longer respected. Pregnancy and the creation of new life becomes a nuisance. By no longer believing in a power beyond man, the state becomes the thing that everyone relies on – from welfare to their rights. It becomes extremely powerful and soon after, authoritarian.”Cullen references the proverbial red pill but goes further, citing both black and white pills. It should be no surprise that deleterious as the red pill is, the black pill is worse. The true choice is the white pill – the God pill. Click To Tweet
“Now, these words of this prayer began to make sense. ‘Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.’ If an organ in the body or a cell is damaged, if part of us is dying, the rest of the body suffers. If a large portion of individuals in our society are succumbing to a self destructive path, the society suffers as a whole. Ironically, people are being sold enslavement as freedom. The left hates Christianity more than anything, because it can’t control people who believe in something bigger than the state.”
Deliver Us From Evil
He admits uncertainty about some things which critics may censure but this is a recent event in the man’s life. We appreciate his process and his progress and look forward to hearing more of his walk with the God who has always been there for him. Even if it took a while for him to realize it.
Read more or watch the video at I was an atheist who took the red pill. Then I took the God pill. Now I’m a Christian.