Friendly Atheist: Is that all you've got?

You may have heard of Hemant Mehta, the “friendly atheist”

Recently, Hemant spoke at Oak Hills Church about all the people over the years that have tried to convince him about Jesus:

“Every time that someone tries to convince me that God exists or that Christianity is the right path forward, it seems that they fall into that same stereotypical pattern where they think if they throw a magical Bible verse at me that is going to do the trick, or that clearly I haven’t read the Bible — which I have — or if I hadn’t studied it, or if they hand me a Lee Strobel book that’s going to do the trick. We’ve heard all of it before… That’s the thing… It is just assuming that I’ve never heard it before, and it’s frustrating when you hear the same arguments over and over. It’s like, if this is the best you’ve got and this is what I hear year in and year out, I feel that there is nothing new you have for me. So, I guess I’ve gotten more confident in being an atheist.”

Question is… is that all you’ve got?

Seems that Lee Strobel is the only one making out with this deal.

🙂

Read more here…

Thoughts?

Todd

6 Comments

  • Craig R. Secor July 10, 2013 Reply

    When you think about it, an atheist has far more faith than I’ll probably ever have. For, to believe in no God makes the atheist the center of his/her belief system.Well, Mr.Mehta, it won’t make any difference if you’ve heard it before. When you and I draw our last breath here on Earth, I’ll take my faith in God who sent His Son to die for all of us versus your faith (and yes it’s a belief system) in……….you?

  • Jeff Ruble July 10, 2013 Reply

    Sounds to me like this man is prideful, is looking for attention and simply taunting Christians. When he is taunting Christians he is really doing this to Christ. BUT, my point is…If God can unhorse and tame Paul and use him for his kingdom. Then God can and will save this man.

  • Charley July 10, 2013 Reply

    When talking with atheists we need more than a Bible verse and an apologetic book. we need a strong faith, knowledge about our theology, and a listening ear. maybe two ears. questions and listening are better than quick answers.

  • Fred July 10, 2013 Reply

    You could tell someone about the greatest and best cake and pie that is on a table in that room there, but if they don’t believe that even the room is there it doesn’t make any difference. I think it’s time for the church to present the reasons for belief. If a person has to throw away their brain, thinking, reasoning to believe. They might just as well be believing that the moon is made of cheese. Getting a good feeling doesn’t count for anything either. little hypnotism can make a person feel great.

  • Jeff Ruble July 10, 2013 Reply

    I like the comments here. I remember something two teachers told me. They told me since. i know what i believe but to ask them WHY they believe the way they do. After there is no such thing as an atheist anyway. The reason I say that is, how can they say there is no God when they see His creation everyday. After all Gods word says that the fool has said in his heart theres no God.

  • Elbee July 14, 2013 Reply

    If a person is blind &/or spiritually dead, no amount of apologetic literature is going to change their mind. ~ 2 Corinthians 4:3 “And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. 4 In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.” Need to be praying for the “eyes of his heart” to be opened…

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