Here’s another retweet from Jeff Lowder at Secular Outpost. (And keep in mind that retweeting is not endorsing.) This one perfectly illustrates the problem I highlighted in my previous article “On Scientific (and Philosophical and Theological) Ignorance“:
— Linda Beatty (@LindaBeatty) December 8, 2016
This is one of the more persistent atheist memes that trade on bracing theological ignorance. Indeed, I just addressed this very meme a couple weeks ago. But strawman caricatures die hard. The worst part about this version of the meme is that it suggests the person who strawmans atonement theology somehow does so out of respect for logic.
Is it too much to ask the atheists who endorse this kind of nonsense to invest a bit of time in reading a few books on the doctrine of atonement so they may learn both what it is that Christians actually do believe about atonement and where Christians disagree?
Apparently many believe it is too much to ask. But I’ll keep asking just the same.