An Atheist’s Reflections on Hatred and Proselytizing

Penn Gillette (of ‘Penn and Teller’ fame) tells the story of a man who gave him a Bible after one of his shows. Penn is an atheist, but something about this person made an impression on him. As he describes this encounter, he reflects on the morality of proselytizing, and he asks this question: “How much do you have to hate somebody to not proselytize?”

(HT: Steve Hayes at Cajun Roast Beef)

4 Responses to An Atheist’s Reflections on Hatred and Proselytizing

  1. Lucas Knisely March 31, 2009 at 2:30 pm #

    Cool video. He said, “I know there is no God”. Hopefully this one kind man is a means by which the Holy Spirit softens his heart so he stops suppressing the truth.

  2. Kenneth Ross April 1, 2009 at 7:50 am #

    Powerful, powerful. Really drives home the reality that our failure to share the Gospel in not ‘being nice to people’. It is failing to tell them the only thing that can save them from a lost eternity.

    Thanks for posting this Denny. Rarely use video when preaching / teaching, but will download this.

  3. Colby April 2, 2009 at 4:48 pm #

    That was really interesting and in God’s common grace a great reminder to share the gospel.

  4. David April 20, 2009 at 3:16 pm #

    I am a Gideon and found this interesting to say the least. If every atheist could say this about every Christian they meet there would be a lot fewer atheists!

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