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“I don’t believe in the evolution of fish to monkeys to men. Why aren’t monkeys changing into men now? It’s absolute garbage. It’s absolutely irrational garbage, as mad as the ones who believe the world was made only four thousand years ago, the fundamentalists. That and the monkey thing are both as insane as the other… The early men are always drawn like apes, right? Because that fits in the theory we have been living with since Darwin.”
After watching a little bit, I found it of no real surprise to see him yet again manipulating undefined people with his mind games and tricks of the brain.
As is common and typical of modern atheists, I watched him play his game which begins in one area, wins over his audience, then moves towards the direction of Christianity, which if he is honest, is what his whole game is about demolishing.
Somehow, I think all his efforts are merely a support act to warm up his audience to get them ready for the headliner.
Don’t forget Mr Brown, I’ve been in showbusiness for a long time. I know the ropes!
He moves onto his predictable thought or question, “Is God the ultimate placebo”?
Its not a question on his part, since he has already concluded his answer.
However, not content with verbally inviting a man to sell his soul to the devil, via an ancient “satanic rite”, the British illusionist, mentalist and hypnotist thus attempted to emulate a “Religious conversion” with his atheist guinea pig.
He met with an atheist woman and gave her a ‘religious conversion’? If that is the right term to use?
Whatever his game was, it was certainly not a ‘religious conversion’. I say this by knowledge, history and experience that the true and accurate Christian evangelist need not use finger tapping motions or emotional games to win over a convert. He need only preach Jesus Christ and Him crucified.
It is true that many use games and tricks within so-called Christianity, but we know that there are always true and false ones in all, but the one who is faithful and relies upon the assistance of Grace need not use methods of men and workings of the devil to win people over.
He need only preach Jesus Christ, and Him crucified, under Pontius Pilate and who died, was buried and rose again on the third day.
As it is written. And “The scripture CANNOT be broken” John 10: 35
I suppose this game he plays opens up the floodgates for the question of whether or not these people and others, inculding scientists and the media can use these games to manipulate the average human brain so much that they can even persuade a nation to believe that Darwin’s theory is actually a fact?
Let us not forget that ‘Brown and Dawkins’ are familiar with each other.
Nevertheless, “The scripture CANNOT be broken” John 10: 35
“Another source of conviction in the existence of God, connected with the reason and not with the feelings, impresses me as having much more weight. This follows from the extreme difficulty or rather impossibility of conceiving this immense and wonderful universe, including man with his capacity of looking far backwards and far into futurity, as the result of blind chance or necessity. When thus reflecting I feel compelled to look to a First Cause having an intelligent mind in some degree analogous to that of man; and I deserve to be called a Theist.“
Autobiography. Page 92-93.
“It seems to me absurd to doubt that a man may be an ardent Theist & an evolutionist. … In my most extreme fluctuations I have never been an atheist in the sense of denying the existence of a God. I think that generally (& more and more so as I grow older) but not always, that an agnostic would be the most correct description of my state of mind.”
Letter to John Fordyce, 7 May 1879
Atheist threatens Christian: UK, YouTube atheist writes threats against Ray Comfort saying “Somebody shoot him”
“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing” Edmund Burke
Well, this atheist movement is really getting quite verbally nasty, and I for one am concerned about the aggression which is being stirred up against Christians amongst modern militant atheists.
This morning I was shocked to read a comment left on a video on Ray Comforts channel, “The Way of the Master” concerning Richard Dawkins vs Ray himself.
On this video entitled: “Ray Comfort meets Richard Dawkins …almost” a certain UK YouTube atheist who calls himself ‘Scott Paton (http://www.youtube.com/user/samuri222) left a comment on this video saying the following;
Quote, “Ray Comfort is a conceited idiot. Come s up with the same rhetoric all the time. Somebody shoot him before the men in white coats take him away and section him. Why am I even bothered with this. I will leave it someone else to punch him in the face“
Is this how modern atheists would define Freedom of speech, Religion and thoughts? Or this this what modern atheists are really like under the surface?
A person could say that the atheist was not being literal or had no intention of this act to be actually carried out, and you could say that, but what is even clearer is that such words could be seen as instructive, since they could be taken to involve a threat to person’s physical safety.
Although some may ignore this and claim this problem is no cause for concern, each person must decide for himself or herself. But one thing is clear to me, that the modern militant atheism is anything but tolerant and they need to calm down a bit.
Here is the video in question complete with the comment thread. See if what I am saying is not so.
“The Lord laughs at the wicked, for he knows their day is coming.” Psalm 37: 13.
A few thoughts on this text from the most excellent and ancient Bible commentator, Matthew Henry (18 October 1662 – 22 June 1714)
“Let us be satisfied that God will make all to work for good to us. Let us not discompose ourselves at what we see in this world. A fretful, discontented spirit is open to many temptations. For, in all respects, the little which is allotted to the righteous, is more comfortable and more profitable than the ill-gotten and abused riches of ungodly men. It comes from a hand of special love. God provides plentifully and well, not only for his working servants, but for his waiting servants. They have that which is better than wealth, peace of mind, peace with God, and then peace in God; that peace which the world cannot give, and which the world cannot have. God knows the believer’s days. Not one day’s work shall go unrewarded. Their time on earth is reckoned by days, which will soon be numbered; but heavenly happiness shall be for ever. This will be a real support to believers in evil times. Those that rest on the Rock of ages, have no reason to envy the wicked the support of their broken reeds.”
“Far too seldom the enemies of Britain actually admit their real goals. The greatly overpraised Professor Richard Dawkins (pictured) has now blurted out in a Left-wing magazine that his aim is to ‘destroy Christianity’.
Well, I knew that, and you probably knew that – but the anti-religious lobby have until now always pretended that they were just nice, tolerant people.
They’re not. They’re as intolerant as the Spanish Inquisition, but not yet ready to show it.”
Over the last few years the internet based Samuel Zwemer Theological Seminary has been running a You-Tube channel of which English Theist and Christian, Jason Burns has been debating with atheists in America and England too.
Jason Burns is a friendly Christian who offers free and open debates of reason with all atheists on the topic of Christianity.
Although all Christian/Atheism debates should always be open and reasonable in their conduct, the atheist debates which take place beyond the surface of the likes of the somewhat calm debates offered by the likes of Sam Harris, are far from reasonable, as Samuel Zwemer Theological Seminary bagan to find out some-time after the Seminary first began to debate with modern atheists. The problem began when seminary founder, Jason Burns began to receive threats at his home address from atheists, phone calls and nasty comments on You-Tube. Some of the comments were absolutely slanderous.
In 2011 I too joined the debate and saw for myself just how nasty things were getting and out of my concern for society and religious freedom, after a few months I decided I was no longer going to debate with atheists on You-Tube and so I made a video calling for the government to look into this atheist movement and the clear hatred which is manifesting from individuals and atheist groups. Obviously my video was refuted by people from the modern atheist movement, of which no atheist has actually dealt with the points I raised but merly swayed off onto other issues.
Atheists have the habit of twisting things around and putting focus on other things and not the issues raised.
The problem is that the atheist movement is getting nasty and beyond reason. I for one am concerned about this movement, and although I confess there are atheists in both England and America who are peaceful and respectful to Christians and people of other religions, the movement is manifesting bigotry and hatred too and even violence towards Christians.
One such atheist from America states the following on his YT channel; “My channel. I am an atheist. Why? Because I have a brain, and anyone who believes in flying zombies and magic does not. To believe in a god without undeniable proof is to prove you are a retard.”
I find his use of the word “retard” an insult to humanity.
This atheist who claims to be from “Grand Rapids Mi, United States” and has been on using this You-Tube account since ’10 Jun 2006′ left a slanderous comment against Zwemer100 on You Tube. I refuse to post the comment in question, but it can be read on the thread of the video ‘Policing Atheism’ by True Pooka. The comment has been recorded.
This comment was slanderous to say this least and a reply was left to state that his comment was illegal and slanderous.
Zwemer100 replied to You Tube channel who is named ‘sirvgeta’ with the following response;
Zwemer100: “Slander is illegal if you are defaming someone else falsely. You, your quote and your channel have been noted.”
Sirvgeta replied with the following;
Sirvgeta; “You should give me your address so we can voluntarily meet up, giving me the opportunity to BEAT THE **** out of you. Come on, what do you say? Unless you’re unskilled and scared.”
This comment is just one of many nasty and threatening comments made by atheists on You Tube towards genuine Christians and it is clear not only to me but to many that the situation is getting dangerous.
I do wish the modern atheists would calm down a little and respect the fact that different people do not all see things the same way and although they claim to follow facts, the fact is that Theology and faith cannot always be measured by a scientific test tube.
See for yourself if what I am saying is not so!
The late and somewhat outspoken atheist Christopher Hitchens in his popular book “God is not great” made many claims from both history and the present and from historical texts, religious texts and books regarded as sacred by many, out of which he attempted to dismatle the walls of religion brick by brick by applying the written content towards his criticism based upon his logic and interpretation of which his claims towards history. It is clear that his understanding of religious narratives have impacted the lives of many modern atheists and religious folk today.
Hitchens certainly wrote a book in which he attempted to grind his axe against all things religious and Christian. Yet the problem is that many folks regard this book as somewhat dynamic and excellent, yet many of them are ignorant of the clear cut errors of Hitchens work.
One such error is in his claim that devout Christian men such as John Wycliffe, Myles Coverdale and Tyndale were all burned alive at the stake.
In his book, “God is not great” Hitchens writes the following, quote; “Devout men like Wycliffe, Coverdale, and Tyndale were burned alive…”
This is simply not accurate at all. Although he was correct that Tyndale was burned, he was not burned alive, on the contrary, Tyndale was strangled first, then his body was burned and the facts remain that early English Bible translator John Wycliffe was not burned alive at all, but suffered a stroke on 28 December 1384 during a service at Lutterworth Church and died the last day of that month. Wycliife was not burned alive at the stake.
Likewise, early Bible translator Myles Coverdale was not burned alive as Hitchens claimed but died on 20th January 1569 at London of natural causes.
What is clear to me is that Hitchens was so intent on lashing out in a war of words against all thing religious, that his own bitterness towards Christianity is demonstrated by his total lack of ability to even present accurate research into the historical facts behind one of the religions which he was so vehemently attacking.