Monday, August 22, 2011

Lame Atheist Argument: No Eyewitness Gospel Authors

Atheists like to claim that none of the Gospel Authors were eyewitnesses to the events in the Gospels, therefore, the Gospels are just "hearsay".

Problem Number 1: John's Gospel. Contained in the last chapter, verses 21-24, is evidence to the contrary. Whether or not you choose to believe the Gospel Author was John (and deny the scholarly consensus that has been accepted for 1000 years), the verses clear state that the Gospel Author was also an eyewitness to the events he described.

Going further, if you look at Chapter 19, verses 25-27, you'll see that the Gospel Author was also an eyewitness to the Crucifixion.

If Atheists wish to offer this argument, they are now in the uncomfortable position of proving that the Author of John's Gospel was a liar.

As far as "hearsay" goes: is a Court Reporter's offical record just "hearsay"? The Reporter is recording the words of eyewitnesses in many instances.

The Authors of the Synoptic Gospels were also like court recorders, writing down testimony from actual eyewitnesses.

The "hearsay" brush-off by so many Atheists is just a cop-out based on their ignorance of history. Otherwise, to follow their logic, ALL ancient historical documents would be "hearsay" and we'd know virtually nothing about the ancient world.

A certain amount of trust is both rational and logical, until contradictory evidence can completely disprove the claims of a previous record.

History scholars operate quite safely under that assumption.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Atheist Double Standards are SO Funny!

The prime example: Craigslist forums.

Log into the Craigslist Atheist Forum and post about your faith, or, perish the thought, "evangelize", and in short order some Atheist will tell you to get out of that forum. Seems that the Atheist Forum is ONLY for Atheism and anybody who speaks positively of religion is a "troll" and should be banned from making posts. Posting about God in a positive sense just isn't "proper" in THEIR forum.


At any time in the Religious Forum, you'll find several Atheists making posts that insult and belittle Christians, Christianity, Mormonism, or the JW faith. Seems it's A-O-K for Atheists to enter a religious forum and promote Atheism (through the insulting of religion). They call it "religious discussion" (although last time I checked, I didn't see much 'discussion' among all the childish taunts, F-bombs, and pictures of Jesus riding a dinosaur).

You see, the Atheists will remind you that the Religious Forum isn't strictly a "Christian" form (of course, it isn't an Atheism Forum... they already have one that they jealously protect). The Atheists will also remind you have a "right" to go to any forum they choose (if YOU, however, attempt to support Christianity in "their" forum, you will be harassed until you leave or they will have you banned by the Admin Staff).

See how it works?

You, the believer, had better follow the rules of the Craigslist Terms of Use and 'Netiquette'. Atheists don't feel bound by any such rules. If they can get away with it without being banned, sued or arrested, they're going to do it often.

Aren't Atheists and their sense of moral relativism just wonderful?