Apologetics St Paul aints

Published on July 17th, 2012 | by Gary DeMar

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It’s Not the ‘St. Paul Saints’ It’s the ‘Mr. Paul Aints’

Atheists are in the news again. This time they’re infiltrated the wide world of sports. “The St. Paul Saints, a minor league baseball team in the Twin Cities, will become the ‘Mr. Paul Aints’ for one night in August [the 10th] in honor of atheism, the team and the Minnesota Atheists have announced,” Bill Unruh of WND reports. “To enhance the evening even more, every mention of the word ‘Saints’ will either be covered or changed to ‘Aint,’” the atheists said.

Will they get rid of the rule book? Will the Mr. Paul Aints complain if an umpire makes a bad call or doesn’t follow the rule book? Atheism is a religion that can’t stand on its own two evolved feet; it must borrow the rules for life from an outside source since rules are not inherent in an atheist worldview.

Then there’s the story about atheists who are suing a restaurant because the owners of the Prudhomme Lost Cajun Kitchen in Columbia, Pennsylvania offer a 10% discount on Sundays to anyone who brings in that day’s bulletin from their church. It’s their restaurant. The owners should be allowed to do anything they want to promote their business. If the atheists don’t like it, they can dine elsewhere.

I’ve always found it curious that atheists see this or that as legal or illegal. There is no basis for morality in an atheistic worldview. A bag of meat and bones with electricity coursing through it does not have the capacity to say anything is right or wrong, moral or immoral, or legal or illegal.

There is no way to account for such categories in a materialistic evolutionary worldview.

Another article reports that women are losing interest in atheism because of moral issues.

Officials for The Amazing Meeting, or TAM, said Wednesday (July 11) that women would make up 31 percent of the 1,200 conference attendees, down from 40 percent the year before. A month before the conference, pre-registration was only 18 percent women, organizers said.

A number of reasons have been given for a drop off in female attendance. Caring for the kids and a shaky economy are two reasons suggested. But there is a darker reason that I’m sure atheists don’t want to talk about. Religion News Service reports:

Online forums have crackled with charges of sexism in TAM’s leadership and calls for the ouster of D.J. Grothe, the male president of the James Randi Educational Foundation, TAM’s organizer. In June, Rebecca Watson, a skeptic blogger and speaker, canceled her TAM appearance because, she said on her blog, she does “not feel welcome or safe.”

Other nontheists — both male and female — have shared stories of unwanted sexual attention at nontheist gatherings, including propositions for sex and unwelcome touching.

In 2001, MIT Press published The Natural History of Rape by biologist Randy Thornhill and anthropologist Craig T. Palmer. According to Thornhill and Palmer, Margo I. Wilson writes, “evolved adaptation of some sort gives rise to rape; the main evolutionary question is whether rape is an adaptation itself or a by-product of other adaptations.”

If rape is a consequence of evolution, then there shouldn’t be any ethical aversion to it. In a sense, rape is how we got here. So it’s not surprising to me that women and men being propositioned for sex at an atheist convention is taking place. It is surprising, however, that these women no-shows are complaining about it on moral grounds. Given atheistic assumptions, what is wrong with such advances since animals rape other animals in the wild all the time?

These atheist groups need to be consistent with their belief system by going all the way. Instead of playing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame,” the crowd can sing The Bloodhound Gang’s song “You and me baby ain’t nothin’ but mammals; so let’s do it like they do on the Discovery Channel.”

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About the Author

Gary is a graduate of Western Michigan University (1973) and earned his M.Div. at Reformed Theological Seminary in 1979. He is the author of countless essays, news articles, and more than 27 book titles, His most recent book is Exposing the Real Last Days Scoffers. Gary lives in Marietta, Georgia, with his wife, Carol. They have two married sons and four grandchildren, Gary and Carol are members of Midway Presbyterian Church (PCA).



14 Responses to It’s Not the ‘St. Paul Saints’ It’s the ‘Mr. Paul Aints’

  1. Atheists cannot be consistent, because they are guided by the ideas of men. As it is, disagreement is inherent in their belief system. Modern atheism is the outgrowth of ancient Paganism. The Pagans believed in the myth of Mother Nature, and besides her, in thousands of gods constantly at war with one another.
    Those who reject the Creator God—the one true and legitimate ruling power over the hearts and minds of men—fall into the same discord as the ancient Pagans did. They are still guided by the various, contradictory fancies of imaginative men. This explains their obvious contradictions.

  2. aCultureWarrior says:

    Atheist mocking at it’s best Gary!

  3. Rob Houck says:

    This is a well-written article that puts the perverse and disgusting nature of atheism into a realistic and honest context.

  4. Amigo says:

    God says The Atheist is a Fool.
    The Wisdom in God’s Word states that it is Folly for a person who Answers a Matter Before he has heard all Facts of the Matter. (Proverbs 18:13) In short, God says he is a Fool. Any wise Lawyer would Not risk his reputation in court (as a Fool) by Not investigating All of the Facts in a Legal Matter. He would want to be prepared for uncertain rulings that would depend on the court’s acceptance or rejection of evidence presented. The Bible teaches that the man who cannot Reason is a Fool; the man who refuses to Reason is a Bigot; the man who is Afraid to Reason is a Slave. The Fool wishes he could Reason, but cannot, he has No Moral Compass; the Bigot is able to Reason, but Refuses to Accept Correction, he is Prideful, (don’t confuse me with facts, my mind is made up); the Slave is able to Reason, but he is Fearful of what people will say about him, (don’t make waves, let’s go along to get along, Strive for Majority’s acceptance). But the Willing Man has every good opportunity available by his Ability and Willingness to Reason. The God of the Bible is a God of Reason. God’s Word says, “Come now, let us Reason together, says the Lord, though your sins be as Scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be Red like crimson, they shall be as wool. If you are (key words) Willing and Obedient, you shall eat the good of the land. But if you refuse and rebel, you shall be devoured with the sword; for the mouth of the Lord has spoken it.” (Isaiah 1:18-20) God speaks to the Fools when He says “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.” (Hosea 4:6) “The Fool has said in his heart, “There is No God.” (Psalms 14:1; 53:1) “For the preaching of the Cross is to them that perish Foolishness; But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumbling block, and unto the Greeks Foolishness.” (1Corinthians 1:18, 23) The Psychiatry profession claims that man is a two-part being; he has an Intellect and a Body, and that the goodness of man lays within his inner most being. God’s Word says this is Not correct; there is No goodness in man in his fallen state. (Romans 3:10, 23); “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, Not one. For ALL have sinned and come short of the Glory of God.” ( In Genesis.1:26,27), God says, “Let us make man in OUR image, in OUR likeness,” That is a Three-Part being in the likeness of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. The spirit of man is the most important part of his triune creation. The spirit of man was created in the express image of God and is indestructible and will live forever in eternity. God created Adam and Eve in His Glory and they were spiritually joined to God and they were exceedingly blessed with His Grace in all things. But when Adam and Eve rebelled against God’s instructions, their spiritual connection was severed and their fellowship with God was destroyed. Because of Adam’s fall, man received as a consequence for his disobedience, a sin nature. This sin nature, referred to as “Original Sin,” is an inborn propensity to commit evil. God is an All-Consuming Fire and He knows that sinful man cannot stand in His presence. In the course of 4,000 years, God sent His Son Jesus, to save fallen man by becoming a propitiation and sacrifice for man’s sin, and thereby reconciling man back to God. God is loving, merciful, forgiving, and just. The greatest Promise in the Bible is John 3:16,17; “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved.” The greatest tragedy is John 3:18; “But he that believeth Not is condemned already, (the Atheist, Agnostic) because he has not believed in the name of the Only Begotten Son of God.” God in His love, mercy, forgiveness, and grace, satisfied his Justice and hatred for man’s sin by providing a way for man to be reconciled to God, by placing the entire sins of the world, past, present, and future, upon Jesus, the Lamb of God Who is without sin and Who takes away the sin of the world. God takes No pleasure in the death of the wicked. Ezekiel 33:11 says, “As I live says the Lord God, I have No pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel?” The problem with man’s sin nature is quite simple. Man cannot save himself from his destructive sin nature, therefore God provided a Savior to deliver him from his evil ways. The Bible way to heaven is achieved by a simple Confession and an act of faith found in Romans 10: 9-13; that says, ”If you Confess with your Mouth the Lord Jesus and Believe in your Heart that God raised Him from the dead, you Will be Saved. For with the Heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the Mouth confession is made unto Salvation. For the scripture says “Whoever Believes on Him will Not be put to shame.” For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him. For whoever calls upon the Lord (Jesus) Shall be Saved.” When a believer Confesses this prayer, he is making a proclamation of Identification. He is vicariously in agreement and personally Identifies with the death, burial, and resurrection of the Lord Jesus who took his sins to the cross and was raised from the dead in hell for the forgiveness of all his sins, enabling him to spend eternity with the Father in Heaven. The Atheist and Agnostic says God does not exist, yet they have Not searched for Him. The man who does Not search for God will generally never find Him, but the man who steadfastly searches for God will always find Him. God invites men to search for Him, and He promises to reveal Himself to all who seek to know Him. Jeremiah 33:3 says, “Call unto me, and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things which you do not know.” Jeremiah 29: 11-14 says, ”For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and Not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will Seek Me and Find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart. I will be found by you, says the Lord, and I will bring you back from your captivity;” The Atheist and Agnostic is without excuse. God has given sinful man a plan of redemption and eternal salvation.
    God has given us His son Jesus; He has given us His Holy Word; He has given us His Holy Spirit. All man has to do is Choose the path he wants to take for his eternal destiny. God does not send sinful man to hell and damnation. God has given man a free will to choose his eternal destiny. Sinful man sends himself to hell and damnation by default, because he has Not Believed on the Name of Jesus, the Only Begotten Son of God. Man has to make this choice while he is yet alive, for he cannot choose after he experiences the First physical death.
    The Great White Throne Judgment. Revelation 20:13-15 says, “Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away. And there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books. The sea gave up the dead who were in it, and Death and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them. And they were judged, each one according to his works. Then Death and Hades were cast into the Lake of Fire. This is the Second Death. And anyone Not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the Lake of Fire. The Second Death is Not cessation of physical life, but it is the Eternal Separation of Life from Jesus, the eternal source of life. God’s Word is His Will, and God’s Will is His Word. The consciousness that we have in this mortal life will live for eternity; to be vividly aware of eternal glory with God or vividly aware of eternal hell and damnation. Only a FOOL Atheist would choose eternal hell over the simple choice of eternal Glory with God. John 14:6 says, Jesus said to him, “ I am The (only) Way, The (only) Truth, and The (only) Life. No one comes to the Father Except through Me.” The Word of God is Divine Truth; inspired by His Holy Spirit; it is self-evident truth, and it is beyond debate. The Bible was written and canonized over a period of approximately 1700 years by 40 different authors, who were inspired by the Holy Spirit of God. The Bible is all about Jesus and He is the main character in every book and all of the books are in harmony with Jesus as the central theme of man’s salvation. There is not one book that contradicts any of the other books. In the King James Bible there are 66 books, 1189 chapters, 31,102 verses, 773,746 words, and 3,566,480 letters. Now imagine taking all these books, chapters, verses, words, and letters, and wrapping them all over every square inch of Jesus’ body and then covering Him with flesh. The apostle John constantly refers to Jesus as the Word of God in his Gospel and in his book of Revelation. (John 1:1,14; Revelation 19:13,16) “And He [Jesus] was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and His Name is called the Word of God. And He [Jesus] has on His vesture and on His thigh a name written, King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Jesus is the Word of God Who became flesh and dwelt among us, (John 1:14) and believers are the flesh who become the Word as we study and meditate on the Holy Scriptures. “And you shall know the Truth and the Truth shall make you Free.” (John 8:32)
    Dr. Lewis S. Chafer, Dallas Theological Seminary founder, sums up the Bible in 5 topical words in his Christian Theology. Christ is the Central Theme of Scripture, and as bearing on His Person, the Old Testament is 1.) classified as the Preparation for the Coming Christ; 2.) the Four Gospels as the Manifestation of Christ; 3.) the Book of Acts as the Propagation of Christ’s Spirit (His Church); 4.) the Epistles as the Explanation of the Preparation, Manifestation, and Propagation of Christ; and 5.) the Book of Revelation as the Consummation of Christ and His Church. The Glorious Consummation of the Creator God with His Redeemed Creation; the Church, the Bride of Christ shall behold Him and Become One With Him and Eternally Joined With the Father.
    Logic dictates if the premise is true, the conclusion is true also. The Word of God has a truthful premise and ends with a true conclusion. Atheist, your name will be found in the Book of Life if you confess with your mouth and believe in your heart that Jesus is your Lord and Savior of your life. May God grant you the wisdom to choose between Heaven and hell; Non-Smoking or Smoking. Amen! PTL!

    The Bible is all about Jesus
    Martin Luther called John 3:16 “The Heart of the Bible, the Gospel in Miniature.” It’s so simple a Child can Understand IT; Yet IT Condenses the Deep and Marvelous Truths of Redemption into these few Powerful Words of Absolute Assurance:
    “God”………………………………………The Greatest Lover
    “So Loved”………………………………The Greatest Degree
    “The World”……………………………..The Greatest Number
    “That He Gave”………………………..The Greatest Act
    “His Only Begotten Son”……………The Greatest Gift
    “That Whosoever”…………………….The Greatest Invitation
    “Believeth”………………………………The Greatest Simplicity
    “In Him”………………………………….The Greatest Person
    “Should Not Perish”………………….The Greatest Deliverance
    “But”………………………………………The Greatest Difference
    “Have”……………………………………The Greatest Certainty
    “Everlasting Life………………………The Greatest Possession
    .Author unknown

    • CLV says:

      You have a lot of time on your hands! I’m sure it’s a thoroughly documented comment but if you want people to read it short-and-sweet would be more conducive. Who has time to read a book?

      Atheists can’t stand their ground so they have to try to control those who are not. It’s not about religion…it’s about control. It’s sad to see the Saints cave in to their demands….and essentially condone their violation of the first ammendment. It is not up to any religious group to dictate to others. Aren’t they among those who preach tolerance? Oh…silly me, that’s for us, not for them. Outrageous!

    • Maxine Kutcher says:

      Excellent article. Thank you Gary DeMar.

    • Rodolfo says:

      Amigo,

      I strongly advise you not to abuse the generosity of this blog. You don’t need to compete w/ Gary Demar’s well written article! And I for one don’t need to be taught by you; happy to have the AV boys as my/our teacher-got it, Amigo? If you have a website then just invite the AV readers there to your lecture- ok ? That way you can prove to everyone you got something to show. But please, don’t do it here.

    • john cummins says:

      Wow! uH? I’m thinking you may need <a href"http://lewrockwell.com/north/north1170.html&quot; this article as much as I did!

  5. Disgusted Bayou says:

    Those that wrote and buy into the crappola presented in this article are no better than the hateful Westboro slugs. Please, keep publishing trash like this! It only show how unChristian-like you truly are.

    • Rudy O says:

      Hi D B!

      So what is Christian……..??? And what is not crappola….??? BTW, what is not trash…..???

    • Dianna says:

      I’m
      sorry to hear that you think this article compares to what the Westboro church is doing. It is important that we speak the truth in love. But it seems to me he only presented the fallacy of evolutionary teaching with morals. You can’t have it both ways, either we are products of evolution or created by God. If we are just products of evolution than there is no moral high ground that you can point to and defend your opinion. You must borrow it from Christianity.

    • USMC Mike says:

      Yo Disgusted, were you able to follow the trajectory of the author’s logic you would hardly have commented as you did. You merely served up another illustration of the points he made.
      Goodness, son…READ next time!

  6. seal da zeal says:

    Very good article and telling with the statistics showing that molecules are upset with other molecules by something molecules do. They collide off of one another and on some occassions they infuse with no permission needed.

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