I”ve been disturbed by a video…
Over 500,000 people have watched the YouTube ad encouraging people to blaspheme the Holy Spirit by denying Him. Ne’er-do-wells, hardened profligates, and the rest of their atheist ilk (wannabe’s, too) have uploaded thousands of videos firmly placing their faith in nothing by denying the one who was, and is, and is to come, thereby putting their eternal destinies in serious jeoperdy.
While alarming, unfortunate—and quite sad—that is not what is causing my disturbance; after all, atheist is what atheist does, to misquote that great sage Forrest Gump.
What I’m concerned with is the other “Blasphemy Challenge” put forth by Ray Comfort: He’s encouraging Christians to watch what they watch. He wants us to consider that we might be partaking in the devaluation—the desecration—of God’s holy name by supporting Hollywood films that are loaded with blasphemous statements.
“God’s name is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you.”
I’m guilty, too. Though I don’t see R-rated films anymore, the PG-13, PG, and even some G-rated films misuse God’s name—constantly! (The Bourne Ultimatum: “5 obscenities and 8 profanities”; Underdog: “one light exclamatory profanity” according to Movieguide.)
“And all day long my name is constantly blasphemed.”
Why don’t they misuse Buddha’s name? Or Mohammad’s? Or Krishna’s? Or… or… or…?
So I’m stuggling…
“Take the blasphemer outside the camp. All those who heard him are to lay their hands on his head, and the entire assembly is to stone him.”
Here’s the 13 minute video that has disturbed me.
I value your feedback after you watch it.