Tuesday, January 8, 2008

My response to Ray Comfort's "Hey, Mr. Atheist"

Ray Comfort wrote:
I have a couple of questions for you. What is it that you trust in to give you
peace and joy? What gives you your sense of security for the future? Let me see
if I can guess where your faith is directed. Is it money? Do you love it? Come
on, admit it. Does having money in the bank give you a sense of peace and
security? Is it your source of joy? Of course it is. Listen to what Jesus said
about your attitude to money (mammon) and to God: “No one can serve two masters;
for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to
the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon” (Matthew 6:24).
Mr. Atheist, He’s right isn’t He? You can’t fault the words of Jesus. I dare you
to try and find something that He said that was erroneous. Bet you can’t.

Bet I can. I do not receive peace and joy from money, despite what your holy book proclaims. I receive joy and comfort from family and friends, from other people that I work with, and from learning new things and applying my knowledge to living. I recieve peace and joy from playing music, and making art, especially when I am playing with a group of other musicians, and entertaining an audience.

Seriously, what makes you think that atheists are only interested in money? We're human beings, for crying out loud. We have all the same desires in life, and all of the same feelings. Quit trying to pawn yourself off as something superior to other people, just because you have a certain set of beliefs. You're not my superior; you're my equal. You're just a regular person like I am. Your blood is red. You have to eat and drink. Are you going to let the Bible dictate to you where I get my comfort and joy from, and accuse me of not being truthful when I tell you that the Bible is wrong about me, or are you going to accept that your interpretation of the Bible can be wrong from time to time, because you're just an ordinary, flawed human being who makes mistakes?


Brent Rasmussen said...

Is this the Psycho Dave from way-back?

If so, it's good to hear from you again! I miss the old Recreational Christianity pages, and your "dark and scary place".

Do you remember 24-7 Prayer, Mirage, Me, you, and a boatload of British Christians?

Good times, good times... Heheh...

David W. Irish said...

YEs, It's me!

But I wonder if you can help me find Mirage. I miss my old friend, and know that he'd probably get a kick out of the shit tht I've been up to. I used to hang out with him in Tucson, but we both moved away, to different states, and lost track of each other's numbers and addresses.

If you know what his latest contact info is, I'd really be greatful... I may even send you a mp3 of me playing bagpipes or something (that's a gift?)


Psycho Dave