It’s 4:00 in the morning as I’m writing this, I’m tired, I’ll be flying all day, I couldn’t think of anything else to write about so…
A blogger I go to lengths to ignore linked to this blog so, in a moment of sheer boredom, I popped over to see what he wrote and, what do you know, it was a video dedicated to little ol’ me.
Here it is.
So, why was this blog linked to? Why was this video dedicated to me and a few other Christian bloggers?
Because the blogger, as many evangelical atheists seem to, labors under the idea that Christians, if they would only pull their indoctrinated heads out of their backsides and objectively listen to opposing thoughts, would drop Jesus like a bad habit and free themselves from the shackles of religion.
Juvenile acting up and vitriol of my blogging friend aside he has, in a roundabout way, made a fair point in that people absolutely should, regardless of what they believe, spend some time investigating counter claims.
That being said, every Christian who reads this blog should watch this video, in it’s entirety, more than once if necessary. In fact, and if one were really interested in academic due diligence, they should watch the whole debate and not just an excerpt from an atheist YouTube channel titled Sam Harris Absolutely Destroys Christianity.
Really? Did he destroy Christianity?
Hard to tell without hearing word one of what his debate opponent had to say, isn’t it?
I Guess, even in the interest of intellectual honesty, the whole story really isn’t important to people who think Sam Harris demonstrates a “sublime intellectual display of unimpeachable, flawless logic” and his opponent (Dr. William Lane Craig) is just an “arrogant prick.”
Point here, because I’ve been lead to believe blog posts should have one, is this.
Read all the atheist blogs you want, watch all the YouTube videos you want, read Wikipedia (internet atheists love quoting Wikipedia) all you want, and read Harris, Dawkins, Ehrman, Hitchens, et al. all you want but, know this:
If you are willing to be honest, you’ll find that Christianity is overall more consistent with evidence and logic than any other worldview. On that you can be absolutely certain.
Now in case you’re wondering, and why wouldn’t you be, why I ignore the above mentioned blogger.
“You mean I’ve been wasting my time praying over my pancakes to turn into Elvis?”
“I think I’ve seen this clip before. Craig is an arrogant prick.”
“Excellent points — but if you’ve been around the horn a time or two (which you have, Ark & others), it won’t even begin to penetrate the True Christians ™ mindset. They would rather listen to the ramblings of their favorite dork (Craig), nod their head in agreement, and holler “Preach it, Brother!” then they would to remove their rose-colored glasses and view the “real world” that exists outside of Christianity.”
“if Jesus is real…. he is a liar. When the shit hits the fan and all you have left is Jesus being the ultimate deceiver, you realize that the Devil isn’t the issue, it’s the supposed savior instead. Admitting that my hero for four decades was my most damaging enemy was probably the most painful thing I have ever experienced! This was the greatest betrayal of my life. Judas can’t hold a candle to the using, abusing and damaging let down that is Jesus Christ.”
Added: And this last one, which isn’t as rude or trollish as the rest, represents a common atheistic view of Christians and their intelligence.
“I enjoy this man every time he speaks. The trouble with indoctrinated Christians is they listen but never want to hear what is said.”
I can say I have studied atheism, have examined the work of those who believe differently than I do, etc. But it always comes down to me being mentally deficiency or blinded to ‘real facts’ because I simply don’t want to believe them.
Let me put that last quote another way.
“If you don’t absolutely agree with what Harris says, there is something wrong with you.”