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Atheists Aren’t Any Better At Being Atheist Than Religious People Being Religious

June 2, 2013

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CNN’s website gave a list of famous atheists along with some quotes. I wanted to give my thoughts on these particular ones which stuck out to me, as they are tantamount of the views and assumptions held my many atheists I’ve come across. I realize I don’t have the full context of their words, but I still wanted to say a few things about the quotes given:

Keira Knightley: “If only I wasn’t an atheist; I could get away with anything. You’d just ask for forgiveness, and then you’d be forgiven.”

Right off the bat we see that Keira hasn’t thought things through very much. One could just as easily say the same as an atheist, namely, there is no such thing as “forgiveness”, it’s just an illusion caused by random neuron firings in the brain, thus do whatever you want. In addition, she’s not critiquing Christianity, only a one-sided misconception of Christianity. And she’ll probably never realize this because atheists hardly care to look into these things and be balanced. James 2 teaches that faith without works is dead, meaning dead faith. Works will evidence whether or not our faith is real.

Andy Rooney: “I don’t understand religion at all. I’m sure I’ll offend a lot of people by saying this, but I think it’s all nonsense.”

I wish I could ask him to be more specific. Does he really believe it’s “all” nonsense, including the world wide care and relief that is given due to the belief that God has called us to help those in need?

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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Same Love (Analysis)

June 1, 2013



I started hearing this song on the radio and thought I’d share my thoughts about it on this pathetic stage — a blog. I wish I could have media access somehow to talk about these things openly. But until then, I’ll just share my thoughts here. I love the craftiness of this song. The artist is definitely a talented lyricist, and the tune is very catchy. It sound a lot like the Common in my opinion.

Story and music are extremely powerful tools when it comes to influencing people’s views and understanding. I would bet my liver that all media outlets and producers profoundly understand this truth. They understand its power. Whether it’s a story or a song, it usually is told in such a way that makes us feel good. It will be catchy and will hook us with its hooks.

Then we’ll think, “Gee, I like this. How can something so pleasing be wrong? If it’s pleasing then surely it’s true!” Unfortunately, the classical period (early 20th century) holds the last remnant of Christians being the leaders in producing that which is pleasing. Now we are left with short attention spans infused with cutting edge technology fashioning entertainment for our minds. We don’t know what to compare it to, thus go “umm, ok I’ll take it since there’s nothing else to choose from”. The Christian music sub-culture isn’t helping, but is making it worse with its unbreakable mold. We need to get back to a naissance as Christians. I digress. Here are my thoughts on this song:

When I was in the 3rd grade

I thought that I was gay

Cause I could draw, my uncle was

And I kept my room straight

I told my mom, tears rushing down my face

She’s like, Ben you’ve loved girls since before pre-K

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Talking Snake

May 24, 2013

(talking snake part starts at 5:40)

You can also watch Bill Maher interview Dawkins about it. Maher has been throwing this around as an attempt to trap people into looking dumb for believing the Bible’s stories. I wish I could be on his show and answer his questions. I would simply ask him that if he believes that since human animals evolved to talk, then why does he preclude the possibility of snakes having once done so? According to his worldview there’s no logical reason one should reject the possibility, unless Maher is perhaps a speciesict (= a racist towards other species) and believes that only the human race can evolve to talk. I am not advocating macro Evolution, but am simply pointing out the logical inconsistency that the atheist is ignoring given their own assumptions. If to them one can evolve, why not the other? I’d really like to know.

From the Biblical perspective God is revealing to us his grand story of redemption. And it is a story which is multifaceted. One of the parts is that we must defeat a type of dragon. And if we’re honest, we know that all good stories include this theme.

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Discussion With An Atheist (Whom Is A Former Christian)

May 17, 2013

coffee short

This is an ongoing discussion I’m now having with James Stillwell. You can easily find his youtube channel by searching. He formerly did open-air preaching with Kirk Cameron and Ray Comfort. I guess the “crock-o-duck” wasn’t convincing him enough.

What I want you to notice is how the atheist assumes their stance is a purely neutral stance, and that theists must answer all the tough questions, while they somehow get a free pass. They often assume they possess no “positive” assumptions about he world and reality, but only a “negation” of beliefs (God). What we must do is point out to them that they do possess many positive beliefs about the world, hence morality, logic, and purpose rising from non-morality, non-logic, and non-purpose, etc. Enjoy, and please feel free to comment below.

ME:

I’ve watched some of your videos and think it’s interesting that a former Christian whom did open air preaching with Kirk and Ray is now an atheist. I’ve watched a few of your videos and figured I try to start a friendly dialogue with you on this one. So here goes… First, you say you are a former Baptist, and I must strongly assert that a Baptistic hermeneutic is more like a brute fact approach to Scripture, rather than a typological approach, whereas the latter is much more consistent.

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Why I’m Not, And Never Will Be, A Roman Catholic (Reason 5: Teachings On Mary)

April 12, 2013

Jesus, Mary and Joseph depicted in stained glass

Dulia: veneration given to icons, relics, saints, etc.

Hyper-dulia: special veneration given to Mary.

Latria: worship given to God.

(James White discusses Rome’s un-Biblical uses of “dulia” and “latria”)

After reading more about the official teachings of the Church in regard to Mary, this became one of the clearest points of doctrine for me as to why I believe Rome has gone astray. Many of the functions given to God the Son have increasingly been mimicked in Mary over the history of the Church. In 1854, the Church declared the dogma of the Immaculate Conception and that it is required to believe for salvation. It is now integral to the gospel. Then in 1950, the doctrine of the Bodily Assumption was declared as dogma. Many Catholics I’ve spoken with say these teachings were not “new”, nor became “official”, but were “re-confirmed”.

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Gray Fades Into Color

December 8, 2012

The world spinning out of control

Spinning aimlessly in space

Selfish people calling others selfish

Narcissism having no time for grace

No grace for me

No grace for others

No grace ‘til

Gray fades into color

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Welcome To My Worst News/ Best News Blog!

October 3, 2012

Welcome to my worst-news/best-news blog!


R.C. Sproul gospel excerpt (3:48 )

Mark Driscoll on “religion” (17:23)

Testimony of Johnny Cash (6:49)

Andy Hunter Outro (3:25)

What does Galatians 3:6-14 tell us about the real gospel? Answer: What it really is! (click here for more)

Read about the missing gospel here.

Listen to the missing gospel here.

Good luck finding a church today that loves truth and loves the real gospel. The church is plagued with anti-nomianism and legalism…

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