Little hyperbolic don't you think? I am an atheist, but I recognize there are many fine, decent people of faith. Yes, I reject their notion that there is a god. However, if faith helps them get through the day and gives them peace, who am I to object? It matters not that it is true. As long as they keep their religion out of the government and our laws, I am quite indifferent to what people believe about God.
I didn't say everything is fair game. Sehorne is a public figure and different rules apply to public figures. I am a public figure. I blog, write letters to editor, and I am considered the public face of atheism where I live. People write and say all kinds of things about. They are nasty, they lie, etc. However, this what comes with being a public figure. If Sehorne doesn't want his belief system critiqued he should not write books or make public statements on the Internet.
Sehorne is a public figure who writes books and preaches. His beliefs are fair game, especially beliefs that are harmful to people.
I hope you know using Pascal's Wager to argue for a person believing is not a valid argument. Basically, you are saying that I should believe in the Christian God just in case I am wrong. In other words, get fire insurance,
All Christians like Sehorne are atheistic when it comes to any other God but their own. Using your logic they should become Buddhists, Muslims, etc just to make sure they have all the God bases covered.
Welcome to the wonderful, wacky world of the Independent Fundamentalist Baptist (IFB) church movement. IFB pastors are known for their arrogance. After all, they are called by God to be the voice of God to the people they pastor. Seahorne is a prototypical IFB preacher.
I was raised up and trained in the IFB church movement, pastoring Evangelical churches for 25 years. I am now an atheist. Not having a TV is quite typical in the IFB church movement. My wife and I didn't have a TV for years. Reason? The Bible says, I will set no wicked thing before my eyes.
I know it sounds crazy but when you are in the bubble it all make sense. It is only when you are free from it do you realize you believed some bat%^*# crazy stuff. My family and I are very glad to be free from it.
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