Thursday, May 15, 2008

Blasphemy Challenge: Laughable, If Not So Sad

Recently, I was surfing the Net, and found something called the Blasphemy Challenge. It is basically a way for atheists to record a You Tube video of themselves denying God, Jesus and especially the Holy Spirit (in their minds, to become unforgivable). This is seen as an act of heroism and self-confidence in atheism, and then laughing it off as a joke.
OK. So you denied God, and now have "sealed your eternal doom." Why do you have to make such a big stink about it? If God does not exist, why fight??? Most of the "blasphemers" I saw on the videos also made a point of denying the Easter Bunny, Santa Claus, etc., as if God was just another myth--possibly disarming the casual observer--to the fact that they have a chip on their shoulder about the God of the Bible. I never saw one yet that openly denied Allah (as conceived by the Qur'an) either. Chicken?
I believe they do this because they don't think there will be any repercussions. True Christians do not go around making death threats and assassination attempts against dissenters. Therefore they do not believe anyone will hurt them. It is fashionable to mock Jesus and the God of the Bible in our society, and those who do so publicly are now lauded as the bravest kind of existential heroes.
It would be laughable if it were not so sad.

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