Matt Barber makes a hackneyed argument. Stop me if you’ve heard this one before.
Those who deny the existence of their Creator are delusional.
This is not an insult. It’s not a personal attack. It’s not a pejorative.
It’s a fact.
They’re also “fools.”
fact, huh? Then I presume he’ll show me the evidence or reasoning. You will not be surprised to learn that his argument consists entirely of quoting the Bible.
God’s Word declares, “The fool hath said in his heart ‘there is no God'” (Psalm 14).
When the Creator calls God-deniers “fools,” He’s not saying they’re stupid clowns. Merriam Webster defines “fool” as “a person lacking in judgment or prudence.”
Psalm 19:1 observes: “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.”
Romans 1:20 likewise notes, “For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.”
That’s so circular, I’m dizzy. But what, you might ask, has inspired to him to regurgitate such banal boilerplate? Ray Comfort has a new movie! Or does he? I watched the trailer, and I think I’ve seen it all before — it’s Ray wandering around southern California, sticking microphones in the faces of random people, recording their responses to predictable questions, and then editing the heck out of them and splicing them together, just like he did with his Evolution vs. God movie. Isn’t this format threadbare and played out yet?
But wait until you see Barber’s hyperbole!
Recently, Ray contacted me and sent me a review copy of a new documentary he’s releasing this summer called, “The Atheist Delusion: Why Millions Deny the Obvious.” He asked me to watch it and give him some feedback. My only regret is that I waited so long to do so. To say the film is powerful is a gross understatement.
“Ray, please forgive me for not getting back to you sooner,” I responded. “I’ve just had a chance to finally watch this. I’m a 260-pound former professional boxer and ex-cop who’s sitting here balling like a baby. This is, bar none, the most compelling and comprehensive piece of its kind. I guess I can’t even say ‘of its kind’ because it’s totally unique. I’ve never seen anything so comprehensive. It’s visually stunning, winsome, compassionate, intellectually unassailable and moving to the extreme. Somehow you managed, in about an hour, to make the case, beyond any reasonable doubt, for the Creator God, and bring it home to the Truth of Christ. This is your masterpiece. Let me know how I can help you get it out far and wide.”
I mean it when I say “The Atheist Delusion” is the most persuasive and captivating answer to atheist questions I’ve ever seen on film. Without giving too much away, let me just say that non-believers and believers alike will be moved emotionally, spiritually and intellectually. I have no doubt that many who claim atheism at the beginning of the film, will be left well on their way to admitting His existence and infinite glory toward film’s end.
There is absolutely nothing unique or comprehensive in the trailer, or in Matt Barber’s arguments. It’s safe to say that atheists will be totally unmoved by it, and in fact, will probably be repulsed and simply see in it further confirmation that religion is a toxin that wrecks people’s brains.
But I’m willing to risk it. Go ahead, Ray, send me a review copy. I’ll watch it. Think what a publicity coup it would be if I suddenly found Jesus, inspired by your pseudo-documentary. That would be far more impressive than winning over a gullible, Jesus-gobbling primitive Christian like Matt Barber.