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Thursday, December 21, 2006

The Blasphemy Challenge

Alert Focus: Man in his pomp will not endure
Psalms 14:1a
The fool has said in his heart, "There is no God."
Psalms 10:8
He [the wicked] sits in the lurking places of the villages; In the hiding places he kills the innocent; His eyes stealthily watch for the unfortunate.
Proverbs 10:23
Doing wickedness is like sport to a fool, and so is wisdom to a man of understanding.
Isaiah 5:20 Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness; Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!
Psalms 49:12
But man in his pomp will not endure; He is like the beasts that perish.
CROSSWALK - By Regis Nicoll, Freelance Writer, Speaker, Worldview Teacher, Men's Ministry Leader - December 21, 2006 -- Would you trade your soul for a DVD? Well, over one hundred young people (and counting) have.
A group calling itself the "Rational Response Squad" is inviting people (mainly teens) to blaspheme the Holy Spirit and thereby commit the "unpardonable sin." If you are among the first 1001 people to declare "I deny the Holy Spirit" and post your denial on YouTube, you, too, will receive the free DVD, "The God Who Wasn't There."
Now on one hand, whatever naughtiness these folks think they're committing in their cheeky videos, they're not blaspheming the Holy Spirit. To do that requires an admission of supernaturalism--a definite no-no to free-thinking rationalists like the RRS. You see, according to Scripture, the "unpardonable sin" is to experience the supernatural power of the Holy Spirit and attribute it to another supernatural agent: Satan.
On the other hand, this is a very clever ploy by the RRS. They realize that once someone has jumped off this "cliff" they can't change their mind as they plunge down the abyss. If you're convinced that regardless of later convictions you are beyond forgiveness, your only choice is the full court press of godless rationalism.
Disturbingly, the RRS reports that the Blasphemy Challenge is targeting 25 websites geared to teens including Xanga, Friendster, Boy Scout Trail, Tiger Beat, Teen Magazine, YM, CosmoGirl! and Seventeen. Their aim: to de-program kids who have been indoctrinated from birth to believe in God, in general, and Christianity in particular.
In the words of RRS, "If we talked about religion the same way we talk about science, history or other fields involving truth claims, dogma would wither in the light."
They may be on to something. If religion and, say, evolutionary science were held to the same standards of testability and falsifiablity, dogma would wither--especially that lacking the explanatory power for the diversity and complexity of life, not to mention existence itself, and the great metaphysical questions of meaning and purpose.
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