Today, I was alerted to a tweet that reads,
#Asshole in #Ottawa writes crappy #Article insulting #Atheists http://dld.bz/dW3pw #Toronto #Ontario #Vancouver
The tweet gives a link to Christian Evangelist Says There Are No Atheists.”‘s website Friendly Atheist and the post “
The “#Asshole” is not in or from Ottawa, Toronto, Ontario or Vancouver. He isn’t even a Canadian. The “#Asshole” is Clint Decker from Great Awakings: The Evangelical Ministry of Clint Decker, born in Poughkeepsie, New York and who, at age 20, “gave his life to Jesus.”
God the Creator who made us (including all the atheists) put a natural desire within us to seek and know Him. When atheists put a box around themselves, it instinctively sets off a divine internal restlessness.
I challenge every atheist to open the box, step out and seek his or her Creator. You were made to know Him. There is no reason to fear. God loves you and seeks your best for His glory. May Jesus be your hope for today.
What garbage! The Ottawa Herald should be ashamed. The Ottawa Herald has allowed an egomaniac (Decker’s name is incorporated in title of the ministry) to insult 24% of its readers, the 24% of Canadians who identify as having no religion.
There are enough Canadian columnists, radio show hosts and ex-Canadians ready and eager to criticize atheists: we don’t need to import criticism. Canadian atheists don’t appreciate a sermon or advice from a person who is in one of the smallest, tightest boxes of all: Evangelical Christianity.
The Ottawa Herald should apologize for printing Decker’s October 10th column, and Clink Decker should “shut up.”