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Atheist Bus ads – The Saga continues…

I promised to keep everyone up to speed on the atheist bus ad saga going on in the U.K.  You can get caught up on the story here: Thrown Under the Busand here: Atheist Bus Ads Follow Up Well, here’s the latest, offices of a conservative Christian political organization were vandalized after the launch of their rebuttal campaign that there is a God.  There slogan reads, “There definitely is a God.  So join the Christian Party and enjoy your life.”  Additional bus ads are scheduled to begin in Scotland.




Some of you might have been following this story and wondering what does it have to do with me?  Well here’s what I what to impress upon you.  This is happening in the United Kingdom.  We’re not that far removed from them as a country.  They too operate as a capitalist democracy, albeit with their own governmental intricacies.  There is a Christian persecution under way in the U.K. and it’s on a much grander scale than bus ads.  In upcoming posts, I’ll begin updating you on what’s happening there.  Again, this isn’t taking place in Darfur, it’s not a radical Muslim state, it’s Great Britain; our closest ally.  If Christian persecution can take place there, are we to believe it can’t happen here also?


Matthew 5:11-12 “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me.  Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.”


I Peter 4:12-14 “Dear friends, do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering, as though something strange were happening to you.  But rejoice that you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed.  If you are insulted because of the name of Christ, you are blessed, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you.”


Romans 12:14 “Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.”

Atheist bus ads follow up…

A few weeks ago I wrote a post about the British atheist bus ads having the slogan, “There’s probably no God.  So stop worrying and enjoy your life.”  In that post I made the comment that I thanked those folks responsible for the bus ads because I knew it was putting God into the mainstream news and that this would allow Him to shine His light and reveal the truth.  Get caught up on the story here: Thrown Under the Bus  Well, Sunday at Time Magazine’s online publication the latest news is allowing God to do just that.  http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1877658,00.html

Several Christian groups have launched their own retaliatory bus ad campaign with such statements as, “The fool hath said in his heart, there is no God. Psalm 53:1″ and “There definitely is a God, so join the Christian Party and enjoy your life.”

Backers of the atheist campaign responded to the pro-Christian ad by saying, “It just proves that we’ve had an impact” and they’re absolutely right.  Only I don’t think they’re having quite the impact they anticipated.  Something tells me this debate is only beginning.  I’ll be sure to post updates as they occur.  Perhaps the most profound statement of the article was the opening line by the author, “The word of God is on the move in London…”  It certainly is and I’m sure God will continue to use this as an opportunity for His glory.

Psalm 139:12 “even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you.”

Proverbs 13:9 “The light of the righteous shines brightly, but the lamp of the wicked is snuffed out.”

II Corinthians 4:6 “For God, who said, ‘Let light shine out of darkness,’ made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.”



You Can Lead an Atheist to Evidence but You Can’t Make Him Think

I wanted to share an article that appeared on World Net Daily today about a new book coming out that allows Christians to create a dialogue with Atheists. The book’s author is Ray Comfort and he is a ministry partner with “Fireproof’s” Kirk Cameron. Check out the article, in what no doubt will be an interesting evangelical read. Click here http://voiceoftruthblog.com/?p=11 to re-read my blog on the British Atheist bus ads.

Just as atheists in America begin to develop unprecedented recognition, an evangelist with a long history of engaging skeptics is gearing up to help return them to obscurity.
“There are a lot of people who think atheism and the word intelligent are synonymous, when they’re not,” Ray Comfort, author of “You Can Lead an Atheist to Evidence but You Can’t Make Him Think,” told WND
Comfort – whose book is scheduled for release by WND Books Feb. 12 – is the author of 60 titles and the co-host of “The Way of the Master,” a weekly television show about personal evangelism with actor Kirk Cameron, star of the hit movie “Fireproof.”
Autographed copies of Ray Comfort’s new book, published by WND Books, are available exclusively in WND’s online superstore.
Comfort’s new release takes readers into the heart of his lively and stimulating dialogue with skeptics, with questions and answers from his blog, Atheist Central. He’s also created a website, Pull the Plug on Atheism, where he says readers can find articles that “expose atheism for the foolishness that it is.”
Comfort has debated atheists in public forums and counts many among his friends, including Darrin Rasberry, who challenges readers in the book’s preface to “prove Ray wrong.”
Rasberry writes that with the advent of “New Atheism” – led by figures such as evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins and journalist Christopher Hitchens – “hostility and ridicule have all but replaced open, honest discussion.”
“Scholarly and philosophical analysis have taken a back seat to pop polemics, and the biggest names in the movement have subsequently banished the art of philosophical study to make sure their diatribes sell,” Rasberry writes.
Comfort told WND he believes the rise of an aggressive “evangelistic” atheistic movement is a “symptom of moral decline.”
“The darker a nation gets, the more it hates the light,” he said. “The more a nation throws itself into sin, the more it’s going to hate righteousness.”
Comfort says the aim of his book isn’t just to convince hardcore atheists but to reach “people who sit on the fence, people who say, Oh I don’t know if God exists. I’m just not sure.”
“It’s very easy to prove that God exists,” Comfort insists. “You cannot have a creation without a creator. You cannot have things made without a maker. So all it takes is a little bit of common sense on the part of thinking people to realize atheism is a farce. It’s intellectual suicide. It makes no sense whatsoever.”
But Comfort’s book takes on all kinds of questions posed by skeptics, and many aren’t easily answered by the average believer.
Questions he tackles in “You Can Lead an Atheist to Evidence but You Can’t Make Him Think” include:
“How do you know you have the right God?”

“Had any of you been born in Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Syria, etc., there is nearly a 100 percent chance that you would be Muslim, and no amount of free will given to you from Jesus would prevent that.”

“So, a talking snake, a man living inside a whale’s stomach for three days, a virgin pregnancy, and a man walking on water don’t contradict logic?”

“You just don’t get it, Ray. Your God is so psychotic that I wouldn’t worship Him even if you could prove He was real, which thank God, you can’t. Your own Holy Book says that your God drowned 99.9999 percent of all air-breathing life on the planet. Kittens, Ray. He drowned jillions of kittens – and you worship Him. Are you crazy or what?”
When his book is released, Comfort plans to debate atheists on national television and radio programs.
He’s had friendly encounters with atheists, including an opportunity to speak from the platform at a conference in Orlando of the group American Atheists, founded by Madalyn Murray O’Hair, and at a dinner with 40 atheists in Orange County, Calif.
But he meets many angry “teeth-gritted” atheists, he said, “whose agenda isn’t to push atheism but to take from you and I the freedom that we have in this country to worship God.”
“They want to get prayer out of the inauguration, they want to get ‘In God we trust’ off our money, they want to stop Gideons from getting Bibles out in schools,” said Comfort.
These “zealots,” he said, “want to stamp God out of schools and out of American society because of the moral accountability that they’re held to”
“And it’s an absolute tragedy,” he said, “because every atheist is going to get the shock of his death. They’ve got everything to lose and nothing to gain. If the atheist is right and there is no God he doesn’t even get the joy of saying to theists, I told you so. But if there is a God, and he’s the God revealed in Holy Scripture, then he’s lost his very life of salvation, because heaven and hell are realities.”
Comfort said he’s seen many atheists come to faith in Jesus Christ, including a good friend.
“He saw no proof of God’s existence whatsoever,” Comfort said of his friend, “but one day he was driving along in his car, he went to a church, because he liked a girl at the church, and he listened to the preacher and got challenged. Stopped his car, and he said, God, I don’t know if you exist, but if you do, please reveal yourself to me. And he said it in earnestness, and God just absolutely transformed his heart, and he went on to become my ministry partner, Kirk Cameron.”

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