Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Blasphemy Challenge

I’m sure the proselytizing atheist crowd love this provocative link, but I find it simply beyond pathetic. By merely “damning yourself to Hell”, you can get a free video!!

From the link:
It's simple. You record a short message damning yourself to Hell, you upload it to YouTube, and then the Rational Response Squad will send you a free The God Who Wasn't There DVD. It's that easy.
This little stunt has Brian Flemming’s name written all over it. I heard him speak a bit at a Kansas City premier of his film The God Who Wasn’t There. He was part of the panel discussion which took place after his film was shown. I attended the film because I was curious as to what he was promoting, and I also knew someone who was going to be involved in the panel discussion.

Here is a link giving more information about the film, and here is my review.

My biggest concern about this film is that our youth may be conned into believing some of the bogus information he puts forth. Fleming, himself, admitted that in the film he quote mined from the Bible. He spoke about this during the panel discussion (talk about intellectual dishonesty!).

As far as his suggestion that perhaps Christ didn‘t even exist, any ancient historian will tell you that a fellow named Jesus actually walked the earth. Even ancient secular writers refer to the historical Jesus.

The film was immature, dishonest, and merely aimed at provoking Christians. If Fleming thinks Christianity is such a horrible thing, directing a film like this is certainly not going to convince anyone that atheism is morally the better choice.