This guy named Patrick Greene was attempting to sue using bullying tactics to censor Ray Comfort. Ray has a bumper sticker (and yes I have one) that says "National Atheist Day, April 1" in bold letters with Psalm 14:1 "The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God."
On april 1 2008 I sent the Atheist Experience people a present for their day. We all had a good laugh that day because even Martin renamed his "Atheist Experience" blog to the "Dan Marvin Apologetic Power Hour" but apparently some atheists don't have a sense of humor.
There is strange phenomena happening all over the world. Yes the world is coming to an end very soon. How do I know this? To what proof can this be determined by?
I will give you the proof that Ray Comfort, Matt Dillahunty and I, all agree on a subject, and that is how I know for a fact the end days are near. Even though I hate to admit that I agree with Matt Dillahunty on any subject, I do on this subject of suing someone just because they disagree with them.
We that have been in the military, both Matt and myself included, are strong fighters for the Constitution. Matt makes a point when he stated that "Nobody has an inherent right not to be offended."
Matt admittedly has a bumper sticker on his car that says: "Blasphemy is a victimless crime" he list many like "Prayer is talking to yourself" and one of my favorites "Rapture is a world without religious nuts"
Look, We all have our favorite bumper stickers:
I am offended daily by what people say on television and movies and blogs. They use blasphemous language and say the most horrible things about Jesus. I just don't like it, but I don't have to watch those shows or go to the blogs. I can only control things in my environment, like here at this blog.
So how do you handle a bully? By punching him in the nose. (not Jesus' advice) Ray fought back and had to shut down Patrick's Lawyers before this could get out of hand.
According to Ray's post: That afternoon the lawyers sent their letter to him. It said that there were 1200 Christian lawyers involved in the organization (The Alliance Defense Fund), and that they take threats of this nature very seriously.
The atheist (Patrick) immediately called them and politely withdrew the threat, and followed it up with a faxed confirmation. He then emailed us and said, "It's o.k. if you put it back on your site. And I will not file a lawsuit of any type for any reason at any time."
He may be bitter about the bumper sticker they made about him but apparently Patrick Greene is now filing complaints to the FCC about The Atheist Experience people. In an email to the "AE" team, he writes:
I did some research on the FCC webpage, and called them. I have filed the following complaint with the FCC.
Matt Dillahunty, the host of the Atheist Experience program, read my e-mail to him, referring to him as an "asshole". I was speaking to him via telephone, when his program was live on Sunday July 27th. During the conversation between us, where we were disagreeing on a subject, he referred to me as an "asshole" live on the program.
I don't know if this is acceptable language for the middle of the afternoon, when children could be viewing.
So Patrick is complaining about Matt reading an email with a cuss word that Patrick himself wrote to AE? Where did you find this guy? Let me guess the TAM6? Patrick, please take the advice of the 40+ people that wrote to you telling you to stop threatening to sue. Have you heard of this one? If forty people tell you you're drunk, fall down. Patrick your wasted, sleep it off.
So what does the Bible say about all this? The first thing that comes to mind is James 3 in it's entirety.
James 3:8 "But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison."
We are flawed individuals and are all in need of a Savior. James 317 "But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy."
We need to take a lesson from God's leadership.
We are all guilty of breaking God's Law and we need to turn to Him for our Salvation. We need to be united together, in our repentance for our sins, not this he said she said stuff.
UPDATE: I let Ray know I sent this post to Patrick via the email Patrick gave everyone at AE. To my complete shock Ray went against his link policy and posted my comment. Ray Comfort, I don't know if a thanks is in order quite yet, I might have to change my blog name to Atheist Central's Overflow. Anyway, thanks for your friendship through these past years. Keep up all that great work you do, tirelessly seeking to save the lost. You hear that Atheists, "I love Ray Comfort!"
Someday soon, all of us can have great laughs about all this together in Heaven. Join us please.