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Humanists raise funds for good cause!

And the good cause is to tell everyone how good they are! 

I have no objection to them spending their own money to advance their worldview via their sign campaigns:

No God? …No Problem!

Be good for goodness’ sake.

Humanism is the ideas that you can be good without a belief in God.

I just see some inconsistencies.  What is their standard for good?  No lawgiver = no laws. 

And their premise is made of straw.  As Christians we know why they can do “good” — God’s moral laws are written on their heart.  You can do good by their definition even if you suppress the truth about God in unrighteousness.  I know lots of “good” atheists (by their definition, not God’s). 

Telling others how good you are probably isn’t one of those acts that goes in the “good” column.

According to an April 14, 2008 AD Barna study entitled, “New Study Shows Trends in Tithing and Donating”; in 2007 AD evangelicals Christians (one of three subgroups of Christians under consideration) donated a mean of $4,260 to all non-profit entities while atheists and agnostics provided an average of $467.

According to an April 25, 2005 AD Barna study entitled, “Americans Donate Billions to Charity, But Giving to Churches Has Declined”;

“In 2004…Barna’s national study found that the people least likely to donate any money at all were…atheists and agnostics…A quarter or more…failed to give away any money in 2004.”

Keep donating money for billboards and bus ads. We will feed, clothe and house the poor.

I know that some of the money donated by Christians goes to their churches, so one could claim that they benefit.  But the gaps there are huge.  And they get bigger when you compare Bible-believing Christians to others who check the Christian box.


From the give people the benefit of the doubt because you can always overreact later category, Kentucky Census Worker Officially Committed Suicide, The Left Completely Pwnd — He was truly committed to his cause, killing himself to make conservatives look bad. 

Richard Dawkins’ karma runs over his dogma.  Also see some other inconsistencies about his new anti-religion ads.

The two children chosen to front Richard Dawkins’s latest assault on God could not look more free of the misery he associates with religious baggage. With the slogan “Please don’t label me. Let me grow up and choose for myself”, the youngsters with broad grins seem to be the perfect advertisement for the new atheism being promoted by Professor Dawkins and the British Humanist Association.

Except that they are about as far from atheism as it is possible to be. The Times can reveal that Charlotte, 8, and Ollie, 7, are from one of the country’s most devout Christian families.

He said: “It is quite funny, because obviously they were searching for images of children that looked happy and free. They happened to choose children who are Christian. It is ironic. The humanists obviously did not know the background of these children.”

He said that the children’s Christianity had shone through. “Obviously there is something in their faces which is different. So they judged that they were happy and free without knowing that they are Christians. That is quite a compliment. I reckon it shows we have brought up our children in a good way and that they are happy.”

Hat tip: Confessions of a Recovering Pharisee (one of the best blog titles ever!)

Lots o’ apologetics Podcasts — load up your iPod!

What a missed opportunity!  A character in the latest episode of House had to have 16 spleens removed and they didn’t use the best surplus spleen joke ever: “Well, he’s got some ex-spleening to do.”  I would have let them use it for free!

Christmas, Humanists and being “good”

humanist-bus2Some Humanists launched a Why believe in a god? ad campaign on Washington, D.C. buses.  The signs read:

Why believe in a god? Just be good for goodness’ sake.

Their goal is “to plant a seed of rational thought and critical thinking and questioning in people’s minds.”  This assumes we haven’t done that already, of course.  Countless Christians have been asking tough questions and thinking carefully for millennia. 

Here are some reasons to believe in God and why being “good for goodness’ sake” will ultimately fail you:

  1. God is real
  2. His standard of goodness is not your standard of goodness.  Even in your best moments you can’t win over God with your good behavior.  We are all sinners in need of a Savior.  Jesus is that Savior, and Christmas celebrates his entry into his creation.
  3. Individual standards of goodness vary.  Stalin thought he was good.  Abortionists think they are good. You may think you are good.  But how would you like have the content of every thought you’ve ever had communicated publicly?  Me neither.
  4. If there is no God, then the concept of universal morality is just a fiction that our defective bags-o’-chemicals bodies created.  Good will always just be what we want it to be, or what people vote it to be. 

Also peruse the apologetics links on the right, such as this one.

Back to the article:

Best-selling books by authors such as Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens have fueled interest in “the new atheism” — a more in-your-face argument against God’s existence.

Yet few Americans describe themselves as atheist or agnostic; a Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life poll from earlier this year found 92 percent of Americans believe in God.

Even though 92% claim to believe in God, practically speaking many are functional Humanists themselves. 

There was no debate at the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority over whether to take the ad. Spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein said the agency accepts ads that aren’t obscene or pornographic.

To be clear, I have no objection to the Humanists using their funds to put forth their views in the marketplace of ideas.  Christians should be informed about what they believe and why they believe it and be able to engage the culture with the Good News of Jesus.  Provocative ads like this can make good discussion starters for us.