Hover over Romans 1:20-22 for proof of God's existence, and over Matthew 5:27-28 for Judgment Day’s perfect standard. Then hover over John 3:16-18 for what God did, and over Acts 17:30-31 for what to do.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

A Friendly Visit From an Atheist

I had a pleasant surprise this week. My friend Thunderf00t emailed me, and said that he was in Los Angeles and wanted to get together. Two years earlier we had a passive on-camera discussion. This time he suggested that we discuss the subject of morality.

The next day we took two chairs outside, set up two cameras and began talking about an issue which most atheists would rather avoid.

When an atheist talks about morality he has a problem. He has no basis of right or wrong, other than whether or not something is good for society. Kind of like Nazi Germany. Killing Jews was good for the Arian society. It was also legal, therefore it was morally okay in the atheist world-view.

We respectfully argued back and forth on different issues for about 20 minutes, and then something wonderful happened. Thunderf00t let me take him through the Ten Commandments as a gauge to see if he was morally good. He wasn’t. He freely admitted to being a liar, a thief, a blasphemer, and when I said,

"Jesus said, whoever looks upon a woman to lust after her has committed adultery already with her, in his heart... ”

he smiled and (like every honest red-blooded male) pleaded guilty to the violation of the Seventh Commandment.

No wonder he (and every atheist) didn't like the thought of God's existence. Being morally responsible to Him isn’t a pleasant feeling for a guilty, sin-loving sinner. I know, because I have been where he now is.

He politely listened as I told him that Jesus took his punishment upon Himself so that he could go free from God’s wrath, and he was even able to finish the Bible verse,

"For God so loved the world that he gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him (trusts in Him) should not perish but shall..."

and he finished it off, "...have everlasting life.” Unlike many atheists, Thunderf00t knows his Bible.

We then had lunch together, and my son (Daniel), myself and Thunderfoot thoroughly enjoyed further discussions about things that really matter. I don't think the subject of Darwin's theory tale even came up.

It was a good time all round. After he left we prayed for God's richest blessing on this likeable, quietly spoken, sincere atheist, hoping that he will soon come to his senses and seek out the gift of everlasting life that is alone in Jesus Christ.

Here's the full video, from both of our cameras:


Pic. From two years ago