Why is it that so many leaders in Armstrongism say the stupidest things about subjects they know nothing about?
Do you know why atheists exist? A certain COG leader has the answer and like any good Church of God leader it involves sex:
Did all the fornicating Church of God members cause thousands of atheists to be formed? Did GTA's fornication and adultery cause more atheists? Did the sexual escapades of various evangelists lead to more atheists?Now, actually one of the reasons that there are evolutionary atheists is, believe it or not, in the 19th century various male “intellectual” were looking for excuses to not have to abide by biblical standards of sexual morality. And back then, some of them even admitted that is why they embraced the concept that life randomly evolved without a creator God.
I would also add hypocrisy to the list. The fact that evangelicals, for one example, are more likely to be involved with fornication than the general public, despite biblical admonitions against it, turns people off.
This highly "enlightened" leader also blames war:
Did the fact that the Church of God not represent the God they claimed to follow lead to the formation of more atheists?War is another factor. Many non-believers point to religions such as Islam, Catholicism, and Protestantism as major causes of war, which turns many people off to the idea that there is a truly loving God. But of course, all scholars realize that early Christians would not participate in carnal warfare. And in my opinion, this is still true of faithful Christians today.
There are also scholars, for example, like Bart Ehrman, who started out as Protestant but when they learned more about church history, realized that Protestantism simply did not fit with much of the Bible nor church history. And while he may be more of an agnostic than an atheist, the fact that most of what is considered by the world to be Christianity, is not Christianity, and this turns many off of religion (though it does not necessarily make them atheists).
Did the hundreds and hundreds of schisms in the Church of God cause more atheists? Did the lies of Dave Pack, Rod Meredith, Gerald Flurry, and Vic Kubik cause more atheists?
All of this amazing information comes from our very own "doubly blessed" apostle and prophet Bob Thiel. Long may he reign!