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.

Monday, September 19, 2011

The Backyard Boys are Back...Ripping Up Bibles

When a group of atheists showed up at Huntington Beach in California to rip pages out of a Bible, I was disappointed that I was doing a conference, in another State.

"Backyard Skeptics" came out of their back yard, did their little rip off while I was away, and then rushed back to their back yard, no doubt to clap their hands in glee at their naughtiness.

But look at what grief they caused my atheist friend, Hemant Mehta, with their childishness:

"The Orange County Register quotes Ray Comfort (who frequently preaches at that beach) and — [expletive], I hate admitting this — he makes a lot of sense:

'I would seriously like to supply them with a Koran and maybe something Hindu,' [Comfort] said. 'If he wants to make a statement about God, he should spread it around a little and not pick on Christians.'"

I agree with Comfort — ugh, I feel so dirty writing that — if you're trying to show that holy books are full of lies and bad ideas, the Bible isn't unique. Tear up the holy books of all faiths.”

Actually, I think the incident is funny. The Backyard Boys didn't do anything new at all. They have simply joined the Roman Catholics who destroyed many Bibles, down through history.

Notes: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2011/09/16/atheist-groups-plans-to-rip-up-bible-in-a-demonstration-this-saturday/

Picture: Catholic Priests burning bibles at Champlain, N.Y., 1842