Thursday, 18 March 2010

Atheist invective recoils upon itself

The 2010 global atheists convention was in Melbourne last week. It could well turn out to be the best thing for theism that happens this year.

Moderate, fair-minded commentators couldn't fail to notice how the convention was full of arrogance and insults, and light on content. Here's some links:
Melanie Phillips says:
For someone who has made a career out of telling everyone how much more tolerant the world would be if only religion were obliterated from the human psyche, Dawkins manages to appear remarkably intolerant towards anyone who disagrees with him... the arch-hater of religious intolerance himself behaves with the zeal of a religious fundamentalist and, despite excoriating religion for stifling debate, does this in spades.
Andrew Bolt:
[W]hy do leading atheists, so sure of their superior morality, feel licensed to be meaner than leading Christians? Is this what morally superior people do when God has gone? In that case, bring God back.
Psalm 57:6b:
They dug a pit in my path - but they have fallen into it themselves.
2 Timothy 2:24-25
24 And the Lord's servant must not quarrel; instead, he must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful. 25 Those who oppose him he must gently instruct, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth.

1 comment:

Kamal Weerakoon said...

Note that Andrew Bolt only wants the moral, communitarian, this-worldly benefits of belief in a God. He doesn't necessarily want to trust Jesus Christ as his Lord and Saviour. He's not interested in being saved from God's wrath at the last day.

But, I think we should rejoice in the fair-mindedness and clear-headedness of these commentators. Perhaps honesty really is the best policy. Maybe the truth will eventually win out.