Hopeful Thoughts

Not just for fun

Last night we watched the movie “Expelled” with some friends. It’s Ben Stein’s take on how the scientific community is losing its freedom as certain ideas seem to be forced on those who expect to advance in the scientific community. Specifically, Mr. Stein is addressing the issue of Intelligent Design versus Darwinian Evolution and how anyone that suggests there is any Intelligence behind creation is pretty much written off by scientists. That’s the point of the movie, but I was most struck by one particular argument made by an evolutionist atheist.
During an interview with Mr. Stein, this atheist made a statement that went something like this, “It’s time that religion was put in it’s place…a thing that people do for fun that doesn’t really affect the rest of their life.”
I was totally shocked by this. There are people out that that really think that what I put all my faith in is “just for fun”!! The Bible says that the Word will be foolishness to those who don’t believe, so I am not surprised when people don’t believe or understand my faith in Christ, but to think that it’s all “just for fun”? This really hits hard.
As believers, we are called to be salt and light to the world. We are not to conform to the world. We are to be different. If people think that it’s all “just for fun”, then we are not living as we should be. I know that I am guilty, too, but I would challenge us all to live in such a way that others would know that our LIVES are all about our belief in Christ and not something we do on the weekends “just for fun”.

Posted March 29th, 2009 in faith.

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