(as if proof was needed).
Without going into too much detail as previously mentioned in passing, a group called the “Rational Response Squad” have created something they call the “Blasphemy Challenge” in which they encourage people to YouTube themselves saying they do not believe in the Holy Spirit. To an atheist this seems like a trivial way to get a free DVD. To a Christian this seems to be the worst thing on Earth. Strange people, aren’t they?
It is entertaining that the main accusations thrown against the Rational Response Squad is that they are trying to seduce children into atheism. Does any one really think children are born Christians? If so, why the need to indoctrinate them from as early an age as possible? Hypocrites.
Anyway, there is a blog, oddly titled “The Blasphemy Challenge” (I can only assume it is to lure the unsuspecting) which tries to refute the (real) Blasphemy Challenge. It has this as its tagline:
This blog is in response to the Rational Response Squad’s (RRS) Blasphemy Challenge. Here you’ll learn the true nature of this so-called challenge and who RRS are and what they’re all about. We’re also myspacing.
Now, as a naive atheist I would have assumed if you were going to counter the arguments put out by the RRS, you would actually counter the arguments. It seems that this blog would rather attack the RRS themselves and ridicule even the thought that people could deny the holy spirit. For the record, I think of the holy spirit in the same category as I think of Father Christmas, the tooth fairy, goblins, elves, dragons (etc). I find it difficult to “deny” the existence of something which does not exist as to me “deny” is a faith based term. The holy spirit is as real as the unicorn on the Dungeons and Dragons cartoon all those years ago.
One part that really got me, and proved the Christians on this blog really do not get it (the point of the blasphemy challenge or what atheism actually is) was this: (emphasis on the original)
Well, it’s quite easy to see now. Blaspheming the Holy Spirit is to attribute the supernatural power of the Holy Spirit to Satan. That’s all it is, folks. And it’s plain for anybody to see that.
Priceless. There you have it. If you are an atheist, and don’t believe in the holy spirit you are actually saying the holy spirits power belongs to Satan. What unadulterated madness. Adding an argumentum ad populum at the end does not make this resemble any form of logical reasoning.
I presume if you blaspheme or deny the existence of Father Christmas you are actually attributing his present giving power to the grinch.
Nutcases. All of them.