So I’m reading this article on Agape Press about a show on the Trinity Broadcast Network called The Way of the Master brought to us by Ray Comfort and Kirk Cameron (yes, the Kirk Cameron) that “equips Christians to witness biblically and effectively” to non-Christians. Seems the show has won a couple of awards from the National Religious Broadcasters group and so the dynamic duo behind the show are planning on offering up an “intensive discipleship training course” for churches to use to train their congregations on how to go out and “effectively share their faith with others” because apparently they feel that not enough Christians are getting punched in the mouth these days.
Anyway, you get all the way down to the second to last paragraph and we get this little gem of a quote that confirms what I’ve been saying about these folks for years. Namely, that there’s not too much intelligence involved in the arguments these folks try to use.
Comfort explains that in each episode, “We give a teaching and talk about how the conscience can be pricked by the use of the Commandments. Then we take it to the streets and show how you can talk to an atheist and how you can circumnavigate the intellect and go directly for the conscience.”
That’s right, kids. If you’re going to effectively witness to someone then you’re going to have to find a way to circumnavigate their intellect so they won’t realize what an idiot you sound like. Forget trying to use rational arguments and stick strictly to appeals to emotion. Intelligence has got no business being used in spiritual issues.
I thought I’d laugh myself sick after reading that one.