The Blasphemy Challenge

I'm not sure yet how to respond to The Blasphemy Challenge.

One part of me would say, "Hmmm. Too bad for them..." and blow it off.

Another part might quote Romans 5:8 - "But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." God knows these people and loves them even in spite of their high-handed rebellion against him. Of course, to them that love is non-existant and thus a non-issue.

But a third part of me would want to know more - to ask what exactly they're rebelling against. Because if, underneath all their caustic anti-God rhetoric and arrogant self-aggrandisement, they're really expressing their disgust for what we today call "church", then maybe I could understand more where they're coming from.

One clue as to what has these people so ticked-off with God is their mistaken understanding of Christianity as "fear-based". Of course, many Christians also hold such a flawed understanding, but yet they don't blaspheme God as a result.

One thing's for sure - I'm gonna spend some quality time thinking about this one.

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