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Sounds of Fundamentalism: Atheism Takes Away Your Joy, Purpose, and Meaning, Says Evangelical Pastor Mark Clark

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Today’s Sound of Fundamentalism is a video clip of Evangelical pastor Mark Clark telling congregants the “truth” about atheism. Clark’s bio states:

Mark Clark is the founding pastor of Village Church, a multi-site church with locations in multiple cities across Canada and online around the world, that seeks to reach skeptics and challenge Christians.

That was in 2021. Evidently, Clark is no longer at Village Church. Based on this page, Clark is now a preacher for Bayside Church in Granite Bay, California.

This video is only three minutes long, so give it a listen. Clark lies about atheists/atheism from start to finish, thus damning himself to the eternal flames of the Lake of Fire. The Bible says that no liar shall inherit the kingdom of God. Clark repeatedly lies in this clip, so based on the authority of the Word of God, he’s going to burn forever. God said it, I didn’t. 🙂

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Bruce Gerencser, 66, lives in rural Northwest Ohio with his wife of 45 years. He and his wife have six grown children and thirteen grandchildren. Bruce pastored Evangelical churches for twenty-five years in Ohio, Texas, and Michigan. Bruce left the ministry in 2005, and in 2008 he left Christianity. Bruce is now a humanist and an atheist.

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    Atheism is merely lack of belief in deities. As such, we don’t have a construct centered around mythological stories, although some of us acknowledge that storytelling is an effective way to convey lessons. Anyone who has enjoyed a good novel or movie can attest to that. Those of us who do not believe in deities have the responsibility to look around us and weigh the consequences of actions. Humans and many other animals have developed constructs to determine which types of behaviors are beneficial or not. The vast majority of human societies have developed the notion that killing other members of their society is wrong, though many had exceptions like killing someone as a sacrifice to a deity, or killing as a punishment for a social crime, or killing another human to eat them if the society has deemed that as an acceptable act. As human societies developed over time, the societies changed their rules about acceptable behavior. Some societies in 2022 have rules that state that women and LGBTQ people and people from diverse races are to be equal members of society, while other societies consider these as lesser status. Some religions, including Christian sects, have not yet evolved to acknowledge equality of all groups. One’s religious affiliation may or may not determine the advanced mores of equality and justice. As an atheist, I accept the responsibility of determining right and wrong and handling the consequences of my decisions. I accept the responsibility that I am responsible for determining meaning and purpose in my life and handling the consequences of my decisions. I disagree with the notion that a deity is necessary for either of those notions.

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    I wonder how many people listen to this and think “holy shit Richard Dawkins is right!” Interesting that a Christian preacher would present compelling evidence for the non existence of a god to try to convince people that a god exists.

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