On this day, five years ago, I wrote this…and nothing has changed!
I got an email recently from an adolescent atheist mocking my decision to make “Atheist Tuesday” posts an occasional blog item instead of weekly. Here it is:
Wish you could hear mine. [Presumably his own laughter]
Quitters never win and winners never quit, Steve.
I like the fact that your “Evangelism Schedule” and “Evangelism Training” posts have received no comments, not even from Christians, while your “atheists are bad” post has received over fifty.
Keep up the good work.
Yes, it’s a sad fact that this blog will never be popular.
If I wanted to pander to atheists, I suppose that it would be more popular, but why would I want that? I will end up having to answer over and over again the same Googleable questions that are found ad nauseum on Christian apologetic sites’ comments sections. You know, questions like these:
- What makes your story of creationism fundamentally different from all the others that exist now, have existed before, and will exist in the future?
- Why is there at least some evidence for our scientific theories, but none at all for your creationism?
- Why does your God support slavery, murder, etc.
Remember, this is an evangelism blog “written to be an encouragement to those who share their faith and a motivation to those who don’t.” (Steve’s note: The emphasis of this blog changed in 2013.)
I found I was getting off-track and wasting my time answering questions that never lead to salvation. That is, I can try and answer all those questions, but really, atheists will not believe the truth by my answers, only if they have been called by the Holy Spirit.
So, back to the adolescent atheist’s email…. Continue Reading