Have you ever met an atheist? An atheist believes there isn’t a God. While a Christian wouldn’t be guilty of being an atheist, many Christians are guilty of being practical atheists. Practical atheism does not believe there is no God, practical atheism lives as if there is no God. Either way, it’s a foolish way to live. Notice the convicting similarities between atheism and practical atheism: An atheist does not pray or read the Bible, and he or she walks by sight, not faith. Sadly, many Christians do the same. If those similarities are too close for comfort, don’t sink down in guilt and shame … do something about it! Confess it as sin and ask God to change your heart. He is there for you this day and every day. Now that’s REAL HOPE.