The following is a edited portion from Dr. Albert Mohler’s The Briefing from November 11th, 2014. The full recording and transcript is here.
When Krauss [New Atheist] was challenged by people who say:
“Well, religion has been around since the dawn of man. You’ll never change that,”
He responded by saying,
“This issue of gay marriage, it is going to go away, because if you’re a child, a 13-year-old, they can’t understand what the issue is. It’s gone. One generation is all it takes”
[Apparently the slogan “marriage is between one man and one woman” isn’t working with young people.]
Intelligent Christians need to understand that here is someone who hopes the religious faith will disappear; here you have a very keen thinking unbeliever who understands what every Christian parent may not, what many Christian churches evidently do not, and that is that if we are not giving intellectual ammunition for the Christian faith, if we are not moving from mere assertions to moving to arguments with their own young people, we shouldn’t be surprised that they fall prey to exactly what Lawrence Krauss is talking about here. We shouldn’t be surprised if we lose our own young people if we do not give them arguments that go beyond merely ‘believe as we believe.’
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