Randy Alcorn on Angry Atheists

The Friday feature of the Worldly Saints blog is all about quotes. No commentary from me, no reflection, etc. Just a provocative or informative quote from a saint in church history.

“In arguing against God’s existence, atheists often display anger at God, but why be angry with Someone who doesn’t exist. … I don’t believe in leprechauns, but I haven’t dedicated my life to battling them. I suppose if I believed that people’s faith in leprechauns poisoned civilization, I might get angry with members of leprechaun churches. But there’s one thing I’m quite sure I wouldn’t do: I would not get angry with leprechauns. Why not? Because I can’t get angry with someone I know doesn’t exist. Though I see why atheists get irate at Christians, I don’t understand why they seem so furious with God – unless, deep inside, their atheism isn’t a rational denial of God as much as an attempt to retaliate against him.”

– Randy Alcorn in If God Is Good (pg. 136)


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