Monday, December 27, 2010

The Stupid! It Burns! (It's a Wonderful Life edition)

the stupid! it burns! It’s a Wonderful Atheist Life?
Watching It’s a Wonderful Life for the zillionith time last weekend, and still loving every minute of it, a thought struck me: Could an atheist or an atheistic culture have produced such a movie? ...

In addition to that Christian-inspired holiday favorite film and many others, what else has Christianity given the world? How about Western culture, and all the art, music, and stories that have come down to us because of Christianity’s influence? Does anyone really think that atheism would have given the world Shakespeare? Or Bach? Or Michelangelo or Rembrandt?

Who was it that saved the documents and knowledge of antiquity? Medieval monks and the Catholic Church. We would know very little of ancient Greece and Rome without them.

How about science? Despite what atheists continually assert, the foundations of modern science were produced by men of faith in a personal, creator God. It was the only worldview that could have and in fact did result in science.

1 comment:

  1. I just skimmed over the original article and the numerous responses to it, but noticed that the author is receiving quite a bit of criticism from his respondents. It is encouraging to see this kind of behavior that was largely absent just 10 years ago. The internet really has brought atheists out of the woodwork and into the open.



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