Friday, April 1, 2011

I can see clearly now that the rain has gone... it's gonna be a bright, bright sunshiney day

"Why is it that Atheists know the Bible better than Christians?" Do Atheists really believe this or is this just part of their endearing nature? I know Atheists not only enjoy being morally superior to Christians but also more knowledgeable about God's word. I am here only to encourage my dear atheist friends. But if I can't always be an encouragement maybe you can at least gain some insight on why this is the dumbest quote I ever heard.

First of all their are very few atheists that know anything in the Bible other than a few verses where their are either babies being dashed against rocks or how our it's pro-slavery or anti-woman. And like most good atheists they are convinced that their interpretation is flawless while the person who actually believes in the Bible's message is completely wrong. Also an Atheist reads the Bible without ever considering it's God's word. Lastly, I know there are many people who read the Bible for most of their life only to become atheists later. But those people who read it and then left the faith thinking this book was fairy-tales or ancient myths never got it to begin with. You may know all the stories, commandments, Disciples names, miracles, the names of the books who wrote them and a bunch of other odd or strange things about the Bible, but trust me on this, you don't know the first thing about the Bible.

1st Corinthians 2:14-16 "The man without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned. The spiritual man makes judgments about all things, but he himself is not subject to any man's judgment: For who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.

Peace, grace and mercy and of course happy April fool's day. later, feen


  1. ... I can see all obstacles in my way...

  2. Dude I just wrote this like 3 seconds ago

  3. My bad Geenks, I guess I was "editing" when you came by. See ya soon.

    fleece, peace and a 6 month leese

  4. Hey Feeno.

    As the actual survey shows, atheists as a population tend to beat Christians on basic Old Testament general-knowledge questions. (Christians edge ahead on New Testament questions.) So they know more than just which passages make God and believers sound the most malevolent.

    Meanwhile, by saying that only those who accept the central claims of the Bible really know it, you've redefined "know" in order to bring Christians out on top. Of course the Bible has its own different definition of "know", so why not one more?

    As for interpretations, there's no agreed merit base on which to compare different ones. Many a Christian response to contradictions indicated by the Skeptics' Annotated Bible relies on a specific conciliatory interpretation without even arguing that it's the correct one. The responder assumes that an interpretation which makes the Bible appear to be consistent is correct because it does so. Not many nonbelievers are swayed by this.

    So what is "the first thing about the Bible?" That it's God's word? Do you know that, or do you just believe it?

  5. "the's pro-slavery

    St Paul on Slavery

    "the's anti-woman"

    "Christianity has gotten a bad rap from people who have not done their homework," says retired Illinois College sociology professor Alvin J. Schmidt, author of the recent book "Under the Influence: How Christianity Transformed Civilization." "In what countries have women lacked freedom?" he says. "Where Christianity is not present, especially in the Middle East. Were it not for Christianity, Gloria Steinem would still be walking about in a veil."...

    Such logic causes Mr. Schmidt to see red. "Have these people ever read the Koran?" he asks. "I have read it with a fine-toothed comb more than once. Islam was founded by the sword. Muhammad took part in 66 battles and sold women and children into slavery. All this is documented. "To present Islam as a peaceful religion is to have your head in the sand. Jihad is right out of the Koran. The Christians who took part in the Crusades never cited any verse out of the New Testament backing what they did. But the Muslims who practice violence do cite the Koran." Christianity was considered radically pro-woman at the time of its founding, he says. "Christ was never quoted as saying anything demeaning or derogatory to women. Women in Greek days could hardly leave their homes. When her husband had guests over, she was not even allowed to sit in the same room. Their status was extremely low among the Romans, where the father of the family had the power of life and death, even over his wife. "In [the Gospel of] John, Chapter Four, Jesus was asked what he was doing talking to a woman in public, as you only talked with prostitutes in public. When he taught Mary and Martha in Luke 10, that was a behavior you did not do with women. "Christianity also nullified polygamy, as Jesus made it clear a man has one wife. If a Greek man was walking about outside with a woman, that was his mistress, not his wife. Christianity also made it clear widows were to be taken care of." Link

  6. Thanks Ross for your comment on my blog. In my darkest moment, I have doubted God and considered being an atheist, but I know I'm in Jesus' hands.

  7. Do not be conformed to this world, but continually be transformed by the renewing of your minds so that you may be able to determine what God's will is-what is proper, pleasing, and perfect.

    In other words, think for yourself and you will become a better person, which is what God wants.