Matthew R. Perry

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Avowed Atheist Penn Gives Some Prophetic Words For Christians

In Atheism, Evangelism, Homosexuality on December 18, 2008 at 11:19 am

Penn (of Penn and Teller) is a very talented individual who is a very avowed atheist. Yet, he was confronted by a man who is a Christian. Notice Penn’s reaction to this:

Interesting how Penn has figured out what so many Christians should already know. Consider this quote:

I don’t respect people who don’t proselytize. If you believe that there’s a heaven and hell, and people could be going to hell, and you think, ‘Well, it’s not really worth telling them this because it would make it socially awkward’… How much do you have to hate somebody not to proselytize?

(HT: Ed Stetzer)

Atheists Tell Kentucky To Get God Out of Homeland Security

In Atheism, Religious Liberties on December 3, 2008 at 12:20 pm has a story on how an atheist group is suing the Commonwealth of Kentucky for acknowledging “God’s help” in homeland security. Edwin Kagin, national legal director of American Atheists, Inc., says, “It is one of the most egregiously and breathtakingly unconstitutional actions by a state legislature that I’ve ever seen.”

A plaque posted at the Kentucky Emergency Operations Center in Frankfort includes the Bible verse from Psalm 127, “Except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh in vain.”

I cannot say I’m surprised. But I also believe that this is consistent. Our nation has long left being a nation which holds to “In God We Trust.” The truth of God’s Word is clear, and history bears it out that once the leaders and influencers work to scrub God out of the conscience of its citizens, that nation becomes a greasy spot on the timeline of history.

May God shed His grace on us — but I fear His justice is at hand.

Tim Keller at UC-Berkeley: Reason for God in an Age of Skepticism?

In Atheism, Culture on March 22, 2008 at 2:04 pm

A number of college students are now facing arguments from the “New Atheism” trying (unsuccessfully so)to undermine the rationality and validity of a Supreme Being of any guide, and a God as described in the Bible. Tim Keller in this and through his book “The Reason for God” is an introduction to engaging those struggling with God’s work in the world. This took place at the Veritas Forum at the University of California at Berkeley.