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“Imagine No Religion” Billboard

Can you believe that right in the “Bible belt” of Alabama we now have a billboard up promoting freedom from religion?

First freethought message appears on billboard” (link broken)

The release goes on to say “this is the first such freethought (atheist, agnostic) message ever placed in Alabama. The colorful billboard went up just in time to for the annual ‘Glorious Fourth’ celebration in rural Talladega County sponsored by the Alabama Freethought Association this year July 3 through 5. The event is held at a freethought ‘advance’ (not retreat), which includes a lake, air conditioned auditorium and facilities. (It) has attracted as many as 200 freethinkers from all over the south and all over the United States.”

The billboard, the release goes on to say, “is part of a national educational campaign sponsored by the Freedom From Religion Foundation, the nation’s largest association of freethinkers, which works to keep church and state separate…The Alabama Freethought Association is an FFRF chapter.”

Billboards have been placed in 26 different cities in 16 states.

Alabama Freethought Association claims their definition is to “form opinions about religion, independently of tradition, authority or established belief, in favor of rational inquiry.”

The problem is that if you arrive at the decision in favor of religion then you are wrong and deceived! So much for free thought!

Christians have been involved in caring for others since the death of Christ. They took to heart this verse:

Matthew 25:35-36
35 For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me,
36 I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’

To read some about the Christian contribution to medicine – The Christian Contribution to Medicine

Maybe a Derecho windstorm will get it. Similar to the story of the Ark of the Covenant and Dagon.

1 Samuel 5:1-5

1 When the Philistines captured the ark of God, they brought it from Ebenezer to Ashdod.
2 Then the Philistines took the ark of God and brought it into the house of Dagon and set it up beside Dagon.
3 And when the people of Ashdod rose early the next day, behold, Dagon had fallen face downward on the ground before the ark of the Lord. So they took Dagon and put him back in his place.
4 But when they rose early on the next morning, behold, Dagon had fallen face downward on the ground before the ark of the Lord, and the head of Dagon and both his hands were lying cut off on the threshold. Only the trunk of Dagon was left to him.
5 This is why the priests of Dagon and all who enter the house of Dagon do not tread on the threshold of Dagon in Ashdod to this day.


There Is A God

Review: There Is A God

Article by R.C. Sproul May 2008

There Is a God: How the World’s Most Notorious Atheist Changed His Mind. By Antony Flew. HarperOne: New York, 2007. 222pp.

Reviewed by R.C. Sproul.
A Tale of Two Parables

“With the publication of his book, There Is a God: How the World’s Most Notorious Atheist Changed His Mind, the British philosopher Antony Flew dropped a bomb on the playground of Western atheists. In this book, Antony Flew traces his lifelong pilgrimage from hardcore atheism to what he calls rational theism. His change of mind in his latter years has been greeted by jeers, hoots, and hollers from the atheistic community, claiming that the once brilliant philosopher has suddenly grown senile in order to acquiesce to claims of the reality of God. Anyone, of course, who reads this book from Antony Flew will quickly recognize that the claim of incipient senility is mere sour grapes by his present opponents who were his former comrades. Rather, his book exhibits a mind that remains brilliantly lucid and acute in its analytical thought.

I’ve titled this review, “A Tale of Two Parables.” The reason is that in the first instance, apart from the parables of Jesus found in the New Testament, I doubt if there is any parable more famous in the annals of philosophy than the famous parable devised by Anthony Flew in the middle of the twentieth century, which is referred to simply as, “Flew’s Parable.” The parable tells the story of two explorers who are hacking their way through a dense jungle when suddenly they came upon a clearing marked by a magnificent garden. The garden displays rows of perfect symmetry and a cultivation that indicates the presence of no weeds. The first explorer exclaimed his conviction that this garden obviously indicates a presence of a gardener. The two men set about their quest to discover the gardener. When no gardener appeared to tend the garden, one of the explorers argued that the appearance of this orderly garden was simply a freak of nature, and there was actually no gardener present. …… ”

(for the rest of the review please go here

I haven’t read this book yet but it sounds interesting.