April 15, 2009

For My Christian Readers

Posted in Atheism, Podcasts tagged , , , , at 1:13 pm by Andrew

Two serious questions. Take a listen to this Wretched Radio (former Way of the Master) segment, which is Todd Friel’s take on expository preaching on Good Friday.

1) Is there anything Todd Friel gets wrong about Christianity in this segment?; and

2) Can you understand why this comes off as, well, a little nuts to those of us who aren’t believers?

If the answer to (1) is “yes,” then I have some follow-up questions.



  1. morsec0de said,

    Care to share what Friel says for those of us who have listened to more than enough of him for one lifetime? 🙂

  2. Andrew said,

    morse: It’s the “God hates sin, he needs to pour his wrath out on something, and it can be Jesus instead of you” bit.

    In fairness to my atheist readers, I’ve embedded an enjoyable thunderf00t anti-creationist video on the main page, so you won’t have to feel left out. 🙂

  3. danielg said,

    I listened to it, I don’t think he is correct when he says that it ‘pleased God’ to punish Jesus. There is no scripture that says this at all.

    The closest scripture I can find is

    1 Corinthians 1:21
    For since, in the wisdom of God, the world through wisdom did not know God, it pleased God through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe.

    I’m an Assistant Teaching Pastor in an AOG church, and I think this guy is at least annoying and overly dramatic, and his use of ‘pleased’ is more likely the exact opposite of what God might have felt. So basically, he’s, um, WRONG on that point.

    In fact, it says in another place that God has no pleasure in the death of the wicked. Justice must be done, but it’s not a pleasure, it’s a regrettable duty. I think that perspective CAN be supported from the Bible.

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