RE: [asa] "As an atheist, I truly believe Africa needs God"

From: Alexanian, Moorad <alexanian@uncw.edu>
Date: Sat Jan 03 2009 - 09:45:31 EST

There is so much Christians can do through argumentation. Sometimes we just teach the message and let them know where they can find the details. This we do in the fashion of the signs that say, In Case of Fire Break Glass.
For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 1 Cor. 1:18.
Moorad

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From: asa-owner@lists.calvin.edu [asa-owner@lists.calvin.edu] On Behalf Of Dehler, Bernie [bernie.dehler@intel.com]
Sent: Friday, January 02, 2009 11:23 PM
To: asa@calvin.edu
Subject: RE: [asa] "As an atheist, I truly believe Africa needs God"

An atheist friend of mine said the same thing- that Christianity could be good for some people, weak-minded people, like prison inmates. I dont get it. If I were an atheist, Id take a stand for education and believe that no one should be taught false info. Maybe the problem with the atheist is that they dont have a positive narrative to offer, so rather than offer a negative atheist viewpoint they prefer a false positive-Christian viewpoint. If I were an atheist, Id tell them to focus on a positive atheist message- like developing a positive secular humanist outlook... thinking about the great potentials that humans could achieve.

Bernie

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From: asa-owner@lists.calvin.edu [mailto:asa-owner@lists.calvin.edu] On Behalf Of Nucacids
Sent: Thursday, January 01, 2009 3:14 PM
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Subject: Re: [asa] "As an atheist, I truly believe Africa needs God"

Yes, that was an excellent article. And for me, this is the type of thing that is far better evidence for the existence of God than any of the popular science or philosophy arguments.

-Mike
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From: philtill@aol.com<mailto:philtill@aol.com>
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Sent: Thursday, January 01, 2009 3:05 PM
Subject: [asa] "As an atheist, I truly believe Africa needs God"

Here's a great article on how the gospel changes people and societies. This flies in the face of charges from Dawkins and other so-called New Atheists. The replies to the article at the bottom are interesting, too.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/columnists/matthew_parris/article5400568.ece

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