Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Apologetics By TenNapel

I like his style. Here he takes on the atheism of Penn Jillete (I'm not saying it's convincing or a knock-out, I just like the style).

For example, I liked this bit, but do read it all:

Believing there's no God means I can't really be forgiven except by kindness and faulty memories. That's good; it makes me want to be more thoughtful. I have to try to treat people right the first time around.

The huh?! Why would removing the need to be forgiven cause you to be better? It's like saying "There's no penalty for cheating on my taxes so I'd better do them right or I'll really hurt my government." The atheist is always the fish out of water when trying to give some flimsy pathetic reason for why they should do good.


Believing there's no God stops me from being solipsistic.

Now there's a backhanded insult. What happened to being 'more thoughtful' the first time around?

I can read ideas from all different people from all different cultures.

Uh, I believe in God and I read ideas from all different people from all different cultures. Here comes the atheist! The only smart guy in the room! He's not the cruel, ruthless brainiac kind, he loves his family! Barf.

Apparently, reading from sources around the world still doesn't mean you have to think they're true. You can still be just as closed minded to other cultures as I am...unless you're telling me that you find the Book from a certain Jewish culture to be true?

Without God, we can agree on reality, and I can keep learning where I'm wrong.

Because as a Christian, I never learn about where I'm wrong. That's only for the atheists who agree on reality.

We can all keep adjusting, so we can really communicate.

Yeah, Jesus keeps me from really communicating too.

I don't travel in circles where people say, "I have faith, I believe this in my heart and nothing you can say or do can shake my faith."

Neither do I. Though I doubt if I could shake Penn's faith that there is no God.

That's just a long-winded religious way to say, "shut up," or another two words that the FCC likes less.

F*ck you, Penn.

But all obscenity is less insulting than, "How I was brought up and my imaginary friend means more to me than anything you can ever say or do."

I wasn't brought up a Christian, my father in fact, told me from an early age that it was all false. God didn't come from my imagination because I would have come up with a version that let me watch porn. God isn't my friend either, he is God. Not my bro, or my buddy, or my pal, or what I prefer, so you can cut all of these straw men out of the argument and try some facts. I know these stereotypes may make it easier for you to be an atheist, but I only further demonstrates that you make your decision in redneck-like ignorance, not secular enlightenment.

For the record, I would LOVE to hear one tenable atheistic argument that might justify my rejection of this difficult path I've chosen. You have no idea.

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