Christian apologist Frank Turek relates the story of his apologist friend David.
David was giving a presentation “refuting” the New Atheists last week. After it was over, a young man came up to him to discuss the talk:
“I once was a Christian, but now I’m an agnostic, and I don’t think you should be doing what you’re doing.”
“What do you mean?” David asked.
“I don’t think you should be giving arguments against atheists,” the young man said. “Jesus told us to love, and it’s not loving what you’re doing.”
David said, “No, that’s not right. Jesus came with both love and tuth. Love without truth is a swampy, borderless mess. Truth is necessary. In fact, it’s unloving to keep truth from people, especially if that truth has eternal consequences.”
But the young man would have none of it. Without acknowledging David’s point, he immediately brought up another objection to Christianity. David succinctly answered that one too, but again the kid seemed uninterested. He fired a couple of more objections at David, who began to suspect something else was up — something I’ve noticed as well.
You can guess where this is going. David and Turek are going to tell us why this man was so insistent on trying to point out the problems with Christianity.Can you guess the reason?
Take a guess.
Alright. Let’s see if you’re right.
… after the kid fired off another objection, David decided to end the charade and cut right to the heart. He said, “You’re raising all of these objections because you’re sleeping with your girlfriend. Am I right?”
All the blood drained from the kid’s face. He was caught. He just stood there speechless. He was rejecting God because he didn’t like God’s morality, and he was disguising it with alleged intellectual objections.
Ooooooooh, snap! David got him good!
That’s why all of you hate Jesus. You’re too busy fornicating to pick up a damn Bible. Maybe if you put on some pants, you could accept God into your lives.
Remember *that* the next time you question a Christian’s beliefs.
Did it occur to them that the kid remained speechless because the accusation was completely unwarranted?
I mean, we all know atheists are evil homosexuals, anyway…
(via CrossExamined Blog)