Archive for April 7th, 2009

I have a quick observation or two to make about a post that I saw first here. I read the post then followed the link on one of the commentators names, Erik, to here.

What I found ironic is that when I went to Erik’s blog I found that he had provided several links to other blogs that were covering the same topic. Five such blogs in fact are linked. The usual suspects, but also this: The Friendly Atheist.

So, what can we conclude from this? What does this mean? How is it that an atheist is saying the exact same thing as a ‘christian’? Or how is it that a ‘christian’ is saying the same thing as an atheist? Who’s echoing who here?

Seems rather ironic, doesn’t it, that a christian and an atheist are walking down the same judgmental road in mocking and condemning a believer in Christ. Yes, to quote Pastorboy: “I am not surprised that apostatw pr soon to be apostates would react in this way. It is a sign of the times. I wash my hands and shake the dust off my feet.” After all, “Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness? What harmony is there between Christ and Belial? Or what does a believer have in common with an unbeliever? What agreement is there between the temple of God and idols?” (2 Corinthians 6).

Apparently, a lot.

Also, Erik, you can quote Chucky all you want and it doesn’t mean anything. Silence is not an argument against something. Jesus thought that such ’stunts’ were necessary or at least permissible. In fact, in order to draw all men unto himself, he was hung on the cross. That’s no small ’stunt.’ That may be a bit of a stretch I concede, but, to be sure, Jesus seemed rather willing to do whatever was necessary to draw a crowd and preach even if all those who showed up eventually went back to their ways and never followed him again.

Still, silence is not an argument against something.

PS–Here’s the quote at A Load of Cr–I mean A Little Leaven: “This might be cheesy, but what can I say? I am passionate about the church getting out and being the church, not just within our walls, but outside of them as well. It’s time for the church to get out of the box and let our world know that we serve a great God and have fun doing it.”

So the preacher’s stated goal is to motivate the church to get out and do evangelism. Hmph. Strange that A Load of Cr–I mean A Little Leaven and Erik and the Friendly Atheist would all be opposed to the Church getting out of the walls and being church. Because regardless of what you think about the stunt, that is what the preacher says his goal is: To get the church out of the box and being the church. Strange that there would be opposition to this from Spurgeon to Rosebrough to Erik to Friendly.

Imagine that: Look who’s siding with atheists!

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So today, Ken has a post up at ??N linking to Ingrid. What’s Ingrid so upset with? Well, Tim Challies wrote a piece about evil as entertainment. Here’s my favorite quote by her

Challies does not bother to specifically address what blogs/bloggers he is talking about, and as a result, anyone who reads a news and views blog can be made to feel that they may be in sin for doing so.

Here’s my question, How can anyone make anyone else feel that they might be in sin. For that matter, if her conscience is clear before God, why is she worried about one lone blogger? There’s a Shakespeare quote that comes to mind about protesting too much.

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