It has often been said by many an atheist that there is “no such thing as an atheist agenda.” Oddly enough, one such statement comes from “The Atheist Missionary” (@AtheistMission). Apparently the name must be an oxymoron, but under casual scrutiny there is much to be said about regular and insipid attacks against Christianity.
Last night I happened to notice the following tweet, and my suspicions were confirmed when I clicked on the link:
The article is by Richard Dawkins and he specifically addresses the comments of Pat Robertson who charged that the earthquake in Haiti was caused by a pact that the Haitians made with the devil centuries ago when the island was occupied by the French. Dawkins makes excellent points about how anti-Christian Robertson’s comments are.
However, this tweet is a prime example of the biased attack. High-profile atheists like Richard Dawkins enjoy highlighting the most marginal (and unfortunately the most vocal) “Christians” and then claim that they speak for each and every one of us. On the contrary, people like Pat Robertson have been frantically criticized by hoards of Christians (for example click here, here, and here) for taking steps away from biblical Christianity and cherry-picking Scripture to bolster their own agendas.
Thank you both for continuing to agree with the majority of Christians in these situations. We applaud criticism of those who claim Christianity but speak against biblical teaching. My concern here is that you would deliberately take these statements and generalize them to the rest of the faith. It is irresponsible and it really does make your position look precarious. In the future I simply ask that you develop arguments that really do challenge Christianity, if that is your intention.