Thursday, June 9, 2011

FacePalm of the Day #88 - Debunking Christianity: Quote of the Day, by Steven Bentley

John Loftus posted the following  quote from Steven Bentley, This one gets a FacePalm because it gets so much wrong.

John, your former friend Bill has his been convinced that he has in his possession a book of truths backed and endorsed by the creator god of the universe, to Bill, it's contents cannot be defeated, if you counter his truths, this proves to him that he is right and you are wrong, it has a built-in reverse psychology protection, if you disagree with his beliefs and his book of truths, then you're an adversary to his truths, therefore to him, you are an evil person and of a reprobate mind looking out only to destroy his faith and deceiving him to join you and Satan in the lake of fire at the judgment seat of Christ. Therefore to Bill, you're only out to deceive him and destroy his truth that he has been especially elected to receive through gods calling via the holy spirit. Link.
One frustrating thing about the "choir" making up the readership of  Debunking Christianity. They attack straw men - things that the Bible does not teach.

12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.- Ephesians 6:12

It's not about my truth or his truth, it's about the truth.Atheists are not the enemy.

15 But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect,- 1 Peter 3:15

Debunking Christianity: Quote of the Day, by Steven Bentley
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