This letter was to Matt, so I opted not to reply. But also, if I did reply, I wouldn’t have much more to offer beyond, “I’ve never seen anyone offer up such a lengthy list of claims that included no attempt at offering even one shred of support.” Does Guinness have a category for something like this?
In addition to offering no support for anything asserted, s/he makes the mistake of capitalizing “atheism” throughout (see Austin Cline’s blog on this issue for further info on why this demonstrates a misunderstanding of atheism, and note the letter writer does not capitalize theism, so this is clearly quite deliberate on his/her part). The writer goes on to play “bait the atheist” by pretending Matt really does know a god exists, but for whatever reason, is saying otherwise.
Finally the person threatens to call the show. I can only say, “Please, please do.” S/he asked us to read this on the air. But honestly, it’s just preaching with no evidence or support offered—and we’re not The 700 Club, and since no evidence or support was provided, what would we examine? The rebuttal to the entire lot would be “you offered nothing to support anything you claimed.”
At any rate, without further ado, I bring you, more unsubstantiated claims and assumptions than you can shake a stick at:
I love the show..
First of all, full disclosure. I believe in GOD!
I also believe that you must all repent and accept GOD or else you will burn in hell. Especially that Tracie woman who thinks she’s just so smart quoting scientific findings as if it were biblical doctrine not realizing that GOD is laughing and saying “I made the elements behave that way stupid!” “What you call scientific discovery is you coming around to uncover my genius, well done”
You’re not going to hell for you yourself being an unbeliever but for the offense of using half-truths and deception to turn others away from GOD. I’m not saying that to hurt your feelings. I’m telling you because I care about your souls.
I can’t condemn you for not believing in GOD since you say that you’re on a quest for truth and by virtue of that, you are on the road to eventually acknowledging and accepting GOD, however long it takes, however many episodes you make, however many scientific theories you quote. Eventually you will realize all scientific knowledge and wisdom comes from GOD.
GOD gave us a mind to study these things and emotions to feel. When your callers say they believe in GOD because they feel it, that’s not some bullshit. There are scientific studies made on intuition and ESP human means of non-verbal communication.
I think that you make a very important contribution to theism in that you force theists to use stronger arguments to reinforce their belief. And the more I read and hear about Atheists and the more I watch your show the stronger my faith becomes and the deeper the hole you all dig for yourselves.
I find that you like beating the uninformed, unsophisticated people over the head with biblical inconsistencies and disputes over morality and evolution. You also like pointing to atrocities done in the name of GOD but that reflects poorly on man not GOD. And also just for your information way more people died under Atheist GODLESS government like 110,000,000. Add another 50 million due to Hitler as it is widely accepted now that he was hostile to the church and practiced in the occult. This is course is not a defense of so-called Christian inspired atrocities.
When you make human beings into a some lesser form of animal, you give rise to these types of governments. When you yourself don’t see yourself of having been intelligently designed with purpose in mind why should any government? That’s where your inherent dignity and human rights come from.
Take GOD from the equation and governments can do to you as they will, since you’re just a human animal without any inherent dignity no real rights, just a biological organism that consumes resources and farts and poops. A herd of cattle to be managed without regard to any so-called “rights”. This is the world you would have us live in.
You also talk about priests having sex with young boys. But the fact of the matter is that child sexual abuse is prevalent everywhere. There are child molesting sports coaches, teachers, babysitters wherever there’s an adult in a position of authority over a child. There’s all kinds of molesting in the Jewish and Muslim faiths. Muslims believe a child aged 9 is suitable for marriage. Child sexual abuse is despicable everywhere.
I think your problem is with the bible and with Christianity and with organized religion in general, I get it. But you don’t really have a problem with GOD itself. And that’s why I’m not going to quote to you scripture which you say is flawed anyways, which in itself doesn’t disprove GOD only reflects MAN’S inability of fully understanding and misinterpreting divine revelation. Only stupid people think stoning their children to death is what GOD wants.Again that’s MAN”S flaws.
You want GOD because you challenge others to show proof for something which is totally beyond our current scientific ability but we’re working on it. GOD communicates to us through our hearts. Moral law is encoded in DNA and written in our hearts.
That’s why you Atheists despite believing in GOD, believe in morality, which itself comes from GOD. Matt said I don’t need stone tablets to tell me how to be moral, of course not! You’re forced to understand morality because of it being encoded in your DNA and eventually that truth will lead you back to GOD.
You can have a direct relationship with GOD without organized religion. You can acknowledge a supreme creator without belief in biblical doctrine. You’ve closed your minds to that possibility, You’re not as open minded as you claim on each episode.
I believe in science and evolution. The world is several billion years old. Human beings evolved. These things in themselves don’t disprove GOD. And I wish more theists would embrace and acknowledge scientific discovery. There will be a time when all theists will take science away from you Atheists and it truly will be the pursuit of uncovering GOD’s genius.
Science proves GOD everyday. Scientific discovery is the uncovering of GOD’s genius. There’s no way you can observe the universe in its’ immense complexity and sheer scope and say it’s all just a bunch of random bullshit.
You’re open to all kinds of unproven scientific theories. You believe in the Big Bang theory. Until you can recreate it, it’s just a theory under strict scientific definition. But it’s generally accepted and you still believe it. You’ve opened your mind to it. How the fuck are you going to recreate that and make it demonstrable?
Why not open your mind to the theory of a supreme creator. Forget the bible, forget organized religion and the Christian church. What’s so unscientific about acknowledging intelligent design?The greatest scientists of all time were theists, men and women who believe in GOD and work to uncover GOD’s genius get way further ahead in discoveries. The science of GOD is becoming cutting edge.
You don’t want to acknowledge and attribute anything to GOD so as to not give credence to an inconsistent biblical doctrine and corrupt religious institutions that you don’t like. I get it!!!! There’s room for Atheists and theists alike to demonstrate some more intellectual honesty.
As an Atheist how will you ever find truth when you deny GOD’S genius in everything around you? Avoid hell. Realize the folly of your arrogant ways.
Ask for GOD to come into your life and mean it. Don’t make it a mechanical thing, Don’t just say the words half-ass and claim victory if nothing happens. Let GOD communicate to your heart and mind. That is what is meant by faith.
Matt you say you were a brainwashed Christian for 25 years. Were you really brainwashed? Did you not feel anything during that whole time? You seem too smart to have been brainwashed and so I reject that on its face. Disenfranchised? Disillusioned? Perhaps!
Matt you are working for the devil. You studied scripture. You know full well that GOD created free will and wanted us to choose to worship him. Not to do so like automatons. You know that you don’t have to worship the Devil directly. All you have to do is not acknowledge GOD and you serve the Devil by default. You’re leading spiritually weak people away from the Lord. And that will land you the worst of punishment in hell unless you repent now!
And you better watch out because I will call your show someday and drop all kinds of knowledge and wisdom on you to make you see the truth and error of your ways.
Faith is a key to making miracles happen. OPEN YOUR MIND!!!!!
And don’t lecture me about swearing. GOD cares about what is in your heart more than the words you speak. That’s why he is against mechanical prayer, and my heart is filled with goodness.
Even though I said I think you’re going to hell, will you do me the honor and read this on your next episode? That would be kinda cool.