He’s doing it again. Sorbo is mouthing off about atheists.
Atheists, he claimed, secretly believe that God exists, and are upset with him because they know he is going to judge them. They are a “small group of people, and they get on Fox or CNN and they rant and they rave,” Sorbo said, “and I pretty much based my character [in God Is Not Dead] off of these guys that I see who are just angry — they’re just filled with anger and hatred.”
Says the man who despises atheists, and is happily making a career out of stereotyping them.
After a brief digression about how “the chipping away of religion” has “brought the country down,” Sorbo claimed that “85 or 90 percent of the people in this country” believe in God, and that they’re offended when atheists use the courts to compel Christians to respect the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause.
How dare anyone expect Christians to obey the law!
At this point, host Rick Wiles chimed in, saying “I don’t believe in the Tooth Fairy, but I don’t spend all my time stopping people from believing in the Tooth Fairy. If they don’t believe God exists, why are they spending all this time and money if God doesn’t exist. The truth is, [atheists] know he exists and they hate him. That’s what it’s all about.”
When the Tooth Fairy lobby gets going and starts making laws requiring automatic tooth extraction for all children, then I’ll start spending a lot of time bashing them.
You know, I’ve spent a fair amount of time thinking about this God question, because people around me keep insisting that it’s an important part of their life, and I have to say…no, he’s wrong, I really don’t have even the slightest, niggling, abstract doubt about any gods. You could change my mind with some real evidence, but right now, nope, no way. My confidence in the non-existence of gods and the power of natural processes is pretty much absolute.
So when these loons make all this effort to tell me what I really believe, I wonder how they’d respond if I declared that they were all secretly atheists themselves, that in their hearts they were positive that this god they declaim never was, that Jesus was a deluded fanatic, that prayer is a complete waste of time. It’s a rather dishonest argument, don’t you think? I’m right, but everyone who disagrees is lying about their true opinion, therefore my support is unanimous?
I’d also have to question whether that approach can ever be truly effective. If I’m arguing against someone’s belief, it’s not going to win them over if I deny them their beliefs and try to pretend that I know better than they do what is going on in their heads.
So rock on, Kevin Sorbo! You’re doing a fabulous job of discrediting the Christian position…which, by the way, I will acknowledge you are holding with total sincerity and conviction. You’re just wrong.