john w. loftus said...
If only he [Hays] was a reasonable polite discussion partner!?
That would be easier if Evan were a reasonable discussion partner.
He's not and he never will be.
I can be perfectly polite when I have a reasonable discussion partner.
He views us as pawns of the devil.
He thinks we are purposely misleading others.
We are not honest with the facts.
We distort them because we love sin.
Couldn’t have put it better myself. Loftus is really on a roll here.
Such arrognace and hubris is as unbelieveable to me, as is the Calvinist gospel he preaches.
Oh, well, nothing good lasts forever! (At least not in this life!)
Assuming, for the sake of argument, that this characterization is accurate, why does an atheist think that arrogance and hubris are wrong?
And while we’re on the subject of my horrible attitude, let’s compare my attitude with the attitude of Scripture—vis-à-vis unbelievers:
9For there is no truth in their mouth;_ their inmost self is destruction;_their throat is an open grave;_ they flatter with their tongue.
7 His mouth is filled with cursing and deceit and oppression;_ under his tongue are mischief and iniquity.
1 The fool says in his heart, "There is no God."
They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds,
there is none who does good.
3They make their tongue sharp as a serpent’s,_ and under their lips is the venom of asps.
18For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. 19For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. 20For 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. 21For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Claiming to be wise, they became fools, 23and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things.
24Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, 25because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen.
17Now this I say and testify in the Lord, that you must no longer walk as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their minds. 18They are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, due to their hardness of heart. 19They have become callous and have given themselves up to sensuality, greedy to practice every kind of impurity.
19 And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil. 20 For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed.
1 John 3:8,10
8 Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil…10By this it is evident who are the children of God, and who are the children of the devil: whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is the one who does not love his brother.
The Bible is so polite!