His mission is, apparently:
- to reach out to secularists that are seeking to have a relationship with God
- get “traditional” theists to look into and learn more about why they believe what they believe
- to show atheists that there are theists like myself in society that are willing to have intelligent and rational conversations about their beliefs as well as listen with patience, respect, and love not prejudice, condemnation, and distain
A secularist is, on one view, someone who values and wants to maintain the separation of church and state (on another view, it's just another term for atheist; obviously an atheist has no interest in having a relationship with God). This point, however, raises two questions: Why specifically secularists? And does J&E consider himself not a secularist?
The second part of the mission is also difficult to understand. J&E has already told us everything we need to know about why he believes what he believes: he chooses to have faith. "To make that statement it takes faith and that in and of itself is a choice." It's a free country, and you can choose to believe whatever you want, be it Jesus Christ and Jehovah, Muhammad and Allah, Joseph Smith and Moroni, or David Icke and the lizard people. It's your brain, you can do what you please with it.
The last point is also hard to understand. How can you have a rational and intellectual discussion about a belief you've chosen? You chose the belief: end of discussion. And you can't have a rational, intellectual discussion about the implications and entailments of a chosen belief with someone who hasn't chosen that belief.
This is why I don't "debate" with theists: There's nothing intellectual to discuss. It's about choices, and choices are moral questions, not rational questions, which means the discussion — if there is any discussion at all — has to be judgmental.