I Play A Good Atheist

Sunday as I prepared lunch I quizzed the kids. OK it might have been more like drilling them. As a sample I asked them if God exists and to prove it. Their responses were not bad but “the Bible says so” is not a good answer for an atheist. “We are supposed to have faith” is also not a great answer. How do we know there is a God? Plenty of good discussion points and I play a good atheist. From the biblical perspective, we discussed Romans 1:19-20. From a scientific perspective we talked about “nothing from nothing” and the difference between evolution and natural selection.

Then they wanted to discuss Genesis 1 which fits right into the existence of God. They read a bit before I interrupted. I read an article that stated the most offensive thing in the Bible was the first four words – “In the beginning, God”. “In the beginning man” is a much better beginning don’t you think? Replacing God with our own feeble selves. I love challenging young minds to think. Seeing the look in their eyes is always a joy.

But set Christ apart as Lord in your hearts and always be ready to give an answer to anyone who asks about the hope you possess. Yet do it with courtesy and respect, keeping a good conscience, so that those who slander your good conduct in Christ may be put to shame when they accuse you.  –1 Peter 3:15-16