Gutman asks who appointed Mark Grand Inquisitor, while taking on that role himself, thundering the wrath of Atheism upon believers and God himself, and has made himself the ultimate superior judge against all things Christian.
While espousing a fantasy version of history in the process.
We have seen Mr. Gutman’s writings from which we deduce his atheism, unless it is a very strange faith indeed. His monologue here is not a reasoned intellectual defense of atheism such as those of Andrew Flew before the irrefutable evidence of DNA convinced him of Intelligent Design. But this article reeks more of a passionate irrational hate for God, for Christianity, and for his ancestors’ faith, presumably Judaism.
His ignorance of accurate history and preference for Dan-Brown type alternate-universe “history” makes him unqualified for pronouncements on the subject. The history of archaeology is littered with mountains of testimonies against just-so attacks on Biblical history, denials that bit the dust time after time and time again.
They used to say the Biblical Assyrian Empire never existed, until they dug up the entire capital city. One skeptic went to the lands of Paul’s travels to show the Bible was myth and instead proved fact after fact and became a Christian. Simon Greenleaf, Dean of Harvard Law, and known as “the father of the rules of evidence” took the challenge to apply the rules of evidence to his denial of the risen Christ, and to his astonishment became a believer.
Lew Wallace decided to find the physical evidence to disprove Christianity, and the result was the famous literary masterpiece, Ben Hur, testimony to the risen Christ. You would think skeptics would learn better.
It’s like the guy in the insane asylum who said he kept banging his head on the wall because “it feels so good when I stop”.
Before we hear about his holocaust experiences, he would be well served to first remember the MILLIONS of Christians who gave the ultimate sacrifice of their lives to rescue the Jews from further slaughter at the hand of the ATHEISTIC regime of Hitler’s Germany.
He would do well to remember that the Inquisition persecuted the true followers of the God of love in Christ Jesus, and that these were the spiritual brethren of the ATHEIST regimes of recent modern history, for they hated, hated, hated the Bible with total dedication.
He would do well to remember that the great scientists of modern centuries that were the pioneers and founders of almost all modern areas of science were scientists who totally believed the Creation story of Genesis happened just as it is told.
We do well to remember that the greatest scientist of all history, Isaac Newton, absolutely believed Genesis and a young earth, and that he wrote more about the Bible and about faith than he did math and science..
And the ‘soulful eyes of a great ape’, and “lost innocence”. Gullible college anthropology students and maybe rabid socialists eat up that kind of stuff, but get real here. Chimps kill off a third of their males before they can reach maturity. Now again, get real.
The Zelayas and the Chavez’ and the Stalins and the Hitlers act more like these brutal beasts, but it takes a William Wilberforce in the British Parliament on a Christian mission from God to do more to stop slavery than any other man in Europe. And it was the Quakers and the other “fundamentalist Christians” that did more than anyone to stop slavery, while the more atheistic confederate colonel Albert Pike founded the Ku Klux Klan.
And Charles Darwin was saying that the inferior races would die off while the “civilized” white man took over.
One-third of male chimps do not make it to maturity, killed off by the rest of them. Too many humans act more like chimps than bonobos, especially without a God to restrain them. The most brutal regimes of history were the atheist genocidal tyrannies of National Socialism in Germany and International Socialism in Russia, China, Cambodia, and the murderous beasts continue today in North Korea and Zimbabwe.
It takes the love of Christ to motivate a former slave like Saint Patrick to love Ireland into the faith that stopped their slaving practices and human sacrifice in less than one generation, he and his followers shaming the European continent into following their lead.
Christianity ended gladiator fights, slavery, infanticide, and many more brutal practices in pagan Europe, and brought respect for women unknown in the ancient world. and Christian beginnings are seen in the genesis of centers of learning we now call universities, centers of care we now call hospitals and clinics, orphanages, and many other charity works.
Dr. Livingston stopped a massacre by enraged Arabs of a tribe in Africa, refused to tell where the diamonds were, Mother Theresa dedicated herself to caring for those who could not repay and was herself slandered as hobnobbing with world leaders, belied by her rebuke against the “leader of the free world” and his nation for its brutal treatment of the most helpless of its own, the unborn.
The love of Christ turned a brutal slave trader into its most ferocious opponent, so haunted by his atrocities that he wrote that most famous hymn of all the world:
“Amazing Grace”, how sweet the sound,
That saved a wretch like me,
I once was lost, but now I’m found,
Was blind, but now I see.
He mentored William Wilberforce into the Christian missionary field of stopping the slave trade, and Wilberforce went on to earn the title of “noblesse oblige” in the movie named for the song title, Amazing Grace.
That’s the power of forgiveness of sin, the power that was proven in the resurrection of Jesus Christ.