Irenic Thoughts

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Blasphemy Challenge

A group is challenging teens to deny God online in a Blasphemy Challenge. The story is online here:

Father Matthew Moretz has his video response here:

And Father Steve Rice also responds here with Does God Exist?:

Related posts in the archives of this blog are: Evangelical Atheists, Delusional?, and The eBay Atheist.

Then there is the practically blasphemous idea in a religion column of Why a non-believer may want a church.

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  • At 3/08/2007 7:00 AM, Anonymous Linda+ said…

    Is this the ultimate rebellion? It's almost as if these teens are thanking God they are athiests.

  • At 3/08/2007 11:24 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Perhaps this rebellion will counteract itself. The children of atheists may turn toward God! Maybe somebody should challenge them online.

    It is frightening how such a group finds pleasure in instituting a rebellion against God and religion with our youth. Like dying their hair and body peircing isn't enough anymore! Before we know it "torturing" our children with the Love of God will become a form of abuse in the system. NOT!!!!

    Thank the Lord that LOVE will always prevail. Let's pray that it's not too late for our youth to realize this!

  • At 3/08/2007 4:03 PM, Blogger November In My Soul said…

    As Christians we should not be shocked by such behavior. The Faith has endured much more than this and emerged intact. But we should, however be ready to answer such a challenge. Why do I believe God exists? Why do you believe? If you're not sure of the answer perhaps you should spend some time thinking about it.

    Remember the first rule of war, and make no mistake this is a spiritual war, is to know your enemy.

  • At 3/08/2007 10:24 PM, Blogger Loren said…

    I think it's important that we pay attention to this phenomenon. There's a reason those kids decided to take the challenge. Whether it's because they want the attention, because they've been burned by the church or because they really believe what they're saying, they need to be listened to. Kudos to Fr. Matthew for presenting them with that option.


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