This is actually pretty clever. As you know, we’ve been inundated with atheist billboards. Well, the group Answers in Genesis has this billboard up in Times Square and somewhere in San Francisco as well.
Some dope at HuffPo absolutely exploded about the billboard and said it made her ashamed of being a Christian. What?
She said, “The first reason I don’t think Christians should support this photo should be obvious. To say ‘you’re wrong’ is unconvincing. It’s also unloving.”
You’ve got to love that. Telling people that God exists is unloving and wrong now.
God is the new secondhand smoke. You’re allowed to enjoy God in certain select areas but don’t you bringing that oogedy-boogedy stuff around other people, freak. Jesus is harmful to others, don’t you know. And mentioning Him to those who don’t believe in Him is just hateful and possibly even damaging to their psyche. Or something.
October 10, 2013 at 10:00 pm
I often agree with you, Matthew, but in this case, I guess I'm a dope.
You might want to check out Brandon Vogt's thoughts on the matter:
"Always be ready to give an explanation to anyone who asks you for a reason for your hope, but do it with gentleness and reverence." (1 Pet 3:15)
October 10, 2013 at 10:12 pm
I often disagree with you, Matthew, but you are spot on with this one.
"But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light." (1 Pet 2:9)
October 10, 2013 at 11:31 pm
Sauce goose, sause gander
October 11, 2013 at 9:43 am
Maybe I would like the billboard more if it didn't come from a group that doesn't consider Catholics to be Christians. I have very few nice things to say about AiG.
October 13, 2013 at 10:02 pm
"God is the new secondhand smoke" Unless His name's Allah, then you'd better show proper respect…or else.
October 14, 2013 at 1:18 am
@Seane-Anna: No, only if his name's Allah and you immediately add "And Muhammad is his prophet." If you're one of the other people whose word for God is "Allah", then absolutely nobody cares what happens to you (despite you being the original inhabitants of Egypt, the Levant, and Mesopotamia).
Maronites, Copts, and Chaldeans all speak Arabic in their daily lives.