Another Romans 1:22 moment

Debunking Christianity, which occasionally has some good discussions, typically provides daily proof of Romans 1:22.  Today is not exception, with this post, in which the author concludes his argument with “Therefore, it cannot be the nonbelievers’ fault for willfully choosing to reject God.”  It is wasted effort, however, as the very first proposition is flawed. He assumes that to make a choice to disbelieve in God must be irrational if God exists.

However, I don’t think this is the case at all.  Just follow Paul’s line of thought in Romans 1.  Man doesn’t begin a fool, he (or her, for that matter) becomes a fool by his decisions.  But then, I’m sure the author wouldn’t give any weight to Paul’s argument in the first place, as his conversion, so to speak, is already complete.

It is still beyond me how people can direct so much energy into not believing something.  I tend to think many of them have “jilted lover” syndrome.

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4 Responses to Another Romans 1:22 moment

  1. Steve Martin says:

    We are all fools for one thing or another (unless we are delusional and think more highly of ourselves than we ought).

  2. me says:

    I’m way too old to spend much time looking at myself in a mirror… 😉

    However, Christians know more than anyone (or should) that Christianity appears as foolish to non-Christians. Paul made it clear: “For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.” Paul goes on:

    Where is the wise man? Where is the scholar? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? 21For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe. 22Jews demand miraculous signs and Greeks look for wisdom, 23but we preach Christ crucified: a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, 24but to those whom God has called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. 25For the foolishness of God is wiser than man’s wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than man’s strength. – 1 Cor. 1:20-25

    I like the line by my former pastor, John Wimber: “I’m a fool for Christ – whose fool are you?”

  3. Fred says:

    Mike is right. We shouldn’t discriminate against fools just because they’re fools, even if they do drag in a Michael Jackson derived rebuff.

    Don’t mess with me, Mike. I’m bad.

  4. Or perhaps instead of “jilted lovers” syndrome are getting tired of being called “fools” with a biblical quote; or are being accused of “worshipping” things because we don’t share your religious belief.

    Hold up a mirror sometime, Alden.

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