Skip to comments.Atheist Chris Redford: I Am Smarter Than God, and I Have Higher Moral Standards
Posted on 01/28/2011 4:19:26 AM PST by grassboots.org
Over the last several months I have been responding to a series of YouTube videos produced by unevangelist, Chris Redford, a former Assembly of God youth group member turned atheist. Most of his videos are professionally made, and His soft-spoken manner and Christian music do not fit the stereotypical view of an angry atheist. Nevertheless, his viewpoint in the latest videos I watched can be summed up this way: I dont like the God of the Bible. I am smarter than Him, and I have better moral standards. Few of his arguments in Deconversion 2.3 and 2.4 discuss the existence of God, and though he directly attacks the Bible as the Word of God, the videos mostly reveal his personal dissatisfaction with the God of the Bible. For the better part of thirty minutes, he makes no appeal outside his own experience and feelings.
At one point, Redford describes his failed attempt to read the Bible through for the first time, cover to cover, at about age 22. He eventually sets large portions of it aside as a waste of time. His actual knowledge of the whole Bible was so thin it is not surprising that he finds himself relying on the spirits leading rather than the actual text of the Book that the Holy Spirit wrote. The Bible warns against putting experience above Scripture:
II Peter 1:16-21: For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty. For he received from God the Father honour and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory,
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For any person to say they are smarter than God and have higher morals than God proves that that person is irresponsibly insane and belongs in the nut house, booby hatch, insane asylum, with their own private padded cell and in a straight jacket where they cannot hurt anybody.
I'll stick with the God of the Bible.
(Note: I didn't say all AG's weren't grounded in the bible, nor that other denominations didn't have their weaknesses. Just saying that that's where AG members who fall away generally fall away because of that).
As someone who's recently lost his job, filed for bankruptcy, and is on food stamps, I could've chucked it all and turned my back on God. Instead, I used this time to improve myself (I lost my job because of my stupidity), look for God's will for my life, and have enjoyed every day one day at a time.
Seriously arrogant and he was never gave his life to Christ, if he had he would never think or say such things. Everything changes instantly when you give your life to Christ, EVERYTHING. Your mind changes right away, your thought patterns, you see everything in a different light. It doesn't take weeks, it's like within seconds. He needs some real serious prayer this one. I'm sure the atheist community is just loving this and he's feeding off that adoration. It's really sad.
Please explain this away, Mr. Redford: 1) Jesus as an historical figure - even the most devout, but intelligent, atheists recognize Jesus was a living, historical figure - He was reported on by the Roman historian Tacitus and the Jewish historian Flavius Josephus within 20 years after his death — they had NO reason to play along with a fantasy and weren’t of the same spiritual views he propounded; 2) Jesus as the resurrected Son of God - the apostle Paul in his letters lists 500 different people who saw the resurrected Jesus, post-Crucifiction, in different parts of Israel - were they all hallucinating the same dream?
Without God there are no morals, only personal preferences and social conventions.
So let me put my logic hat on.
This guy is an atheist.
An atheist does not believe in God.
This guy claims to be smarter and more moral than God.
Therefore, his claim is that he is smarter and more moral than that which does not exist.
That which does not exist is nothing.
Therefore, he is smarter and more moral than nothing.
Nothing includes the subset of no one.
OK. According to his egocentric and warped logic, he thinks he is smarter and more moral than no one.
I have to agree with him, according to his terms.
NOTE: God would not commit such fallacious mistakes according to the rules of formal logic.
“I am smarter than Him, and I have better moral standards.
Liberl Leftisim in a nut shell. It’s why they are so deadly.
If you say you’re smarter than god, and say you’re an atheist, then you’re not really an atheist, are you? You’re an idiot.
How can he be smarter than God if God doesn’t exist? Idiot. Maybe that statement means that he’s smarter than nobody.
God’s gonna get you for that, Chris.
Another spoiled brat.
Wonderful post, GPM.
Claims to be “smarter than God” and yet admits he doesn’t “get” God’s Word.
Good luck with that, Chris.
BTW, God’ STILL loves you, even if the rest of us think you’re a nitwit.
Assembly of God—hmm—well they do put on some entertaining shows. IMO their doctrine -when it is not grounded in the
Scripture leads to such strange /dementia. Every time
I pretend I am smart as God I get slapped upside the head.
By my own stupidity. And I know my morality is not comparable to that of My Creator.
If I remmeber correctly, that conversation was about the "decay" of culture. John was pointing out that the beatles were more popular than Jesus with the implication that it was not a good thing.
Oddly enough I think the wiki article is correct on this one.
He just had his Titanic moment (Even God can’t sink this ship).
Of course, that's also like someone going around declaring that 2+2=5 in their own personal mathematics. Why should anyone else be compelled to accept their private fantasy standard?
A person who accepts the objective existence of a moral law is necessarily going to be forced to accept the existence of a personal, transcendant being (lawgiver) who is the source of the moral law, if they think it through consistently. The (former) atheist C.S. Lewis discovered this after railing against the injustice of the universe, as described in Mere Christianity.
I was alive at the time, and that’s not how I remember it.
Listen to the words of John Lennon’s “Imagine”.
He was an atheist.
I can not say at the time the quote was made that he was a Christian. He was however pro Christ at that time. It was the followers of Christ that ruined it for him (see the page I linked).
And since much of the church abandoned Christianity in those days seeking to be more "relevant" I can see how he came to that opinion. (Or perhaps more accurately they compromised with the 60s subculture and lost all moral authority)
This guy is just trying to say the most outrageous things he can think of to gin up hits on his you tube site. The same way the “bad guy” pro wrestlers mouth off to the cameras in order to gin up interest in the upcoming (staged) match. Same thing. The dude is an attention whore and best ignored.
Yup. Attention whore.
Ding! Ding! Ding!
Most likely see you in hell, but thanks for playing anyway.
Blessings to you. I hope you find something!
He read some unspecified portion of the bible and you expect him to actually do all this?
He makes them up.
May God bless you, your family and your loved ones.
I am writing not for him, but to help those who are being seduced by his nonsense. He has hundreds of thousands of hits, this little article won’t do much for him, but hopefully a little for those who have doubts.
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