Jennifer LeClaire is a terminally clueless columnist for Charisma magazine and she is very upset that some atheists actually try to convince Christians that they’re wrong. She does everything but compare atheists to zombies from the Walking Dead in this column.
Anything the gay agenda can do, the atheists can do better. That seems to be the unbeliever’s mantra for 2013 as godless radicals rise up not only for recognition—and not only to tear down all things Christian in the public square—but to actually woo born-again Bible believers to the dark side.
Call it reverse evangelism. A growing number of atheist activists are no longer content with “freedom from religion” campaigns that seek to keep the local football stars from wearing John 3:16 on their helmets or to stop Christmas caroling on elementary school campuses. This new breed of atheist activism wants to inject doubt into your doctrine with its own brand of Christless charisma.
Consider Peter Boghossian, a philosophy instructor and author of a hot new book dubbed A Manual for Creating Atheists. Yes, it’s actually a book that aims to equip nonbelievers with the skills they need to talk believers into willfully turning their back on Christ. This atheist is hoping to drive Christians into full-blown apostasy.
“Faith is an unreliable reasoning process,” Boghossian told Religion News Service. “It will not take you to reality. So we need to help people value processes of reasoning that will lead them to the truth.”
Jesus is the truth. He’s also the way and the life. (See John 14:6.)
Well I guess she told him! There is nothing wrong, of course, with trying to change someone’s mind, to convince them that they are wrong and you are right (and I have no patience for those who pretend that they’re not doing that when they argue with someone about a subject — of course you are, and there’s nothing wrong with it). And yes, that includes Christians trying to convince me that I’m wrong and they’re right.