last night i watched nightline because they were broadcasting a debate between two self-proclaimed atheist and two christians, kirk cameron and ray comfort, on the existence of God. you can watch this debate thanks to this youtube video.
this morning i was reading through some of the daily blogs i read and found a post from penless writer where she, also, had a debate going on through the many comments to her latest post. she did a great job responding to a comment from a gentleman, directed to her, questioning why she would believe in "propaganda" about a God that he obviously doesn't believe in.
it has made me wonder how i would respond to a direct confrontation with someone who wanted "proof" of God's existence. i don't think the two christians on nightline did a very good job making their case. the host commented that he didn't think either side could claim victory, but thought it was a good thing that their was such a debate. i agree with that.
to be honest, i wouldn't feel very confident in presenting proof of God's existence. i believe in God but i do more out of faith than any evidence. i'm not sure there will ever be enough evidence that would persuade a die-hard atheist. but i could be wrong.
i do feel strongly that whenever we are confronted with such an arguement, that we should respond in love and be slow to judge. that's what we would want from the opposition, so why wouldn't we extend that same courtesy to them?
if we want to be taken seriously, we not only need to present a convincing arguement, but to be loving and respectful. as the old song goes... they will know we are christians by our love... by our love. that might be the most compelling evidence out there.
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