“Think of how an atheist views death, and what happens when we die; like, you don’t have a mind, you can’t think, you can’t feel, you have absolutely no conscious[ness] or awareness of anything, you’re simply a corpse. That’s essentially what we’re saying happens to people. They can’t be tormented, because, like if you poke a corpse with a knife, or set it on fire, no matter what you do to it, it’s not going to feel pain, or think, or anything. It’s just inert matter. That’s all that we necessarily are saying; now, whether the atoms are destroyed, like, that could happen, and it makes perfectly good sense to me, but it doesn’t have to happen.” – Joey Dear
Taken from Episode 73 of the Theopologetics podcast.
Check it out for yourself, including the context. This section starts at 34:20 in the episode. More to come.
Update: For those few others who have commented – I allowed Joey’s initial comment through and responded – I shouldn’t have to explain this to you. It’s not our readers who have been commenting, incidentally, but listeners from elsewhere. Our readers know what the problem is, and we expect them to. We’ve been writing on what the problem is for years. I’m not going to explain it, because it’s quite obvious. If you’re coming from elsewhere, and it isn’t obvious to you, you’re who is furthering the problem that I’m pointing out – Biblical, theological and apologetical ignorance. We teach apologetic method, and part of that is in providing examples of presuppositional commitments which preclude any semblance of accurate Biblical interpretation. This is quite definitely one of those examples. Additionally, few posts of ours are presented as an opportunity for opposing positions to debate, or to further their problematic viewpoint in our comment section. It is allowed on occasion – but this is not one of those occasions. Please refer to the Site Rules (which were referred to prior to commenting, for those who attempted it) if you don’t understand what I’m saying, as it’s laid out quite clearly. Comments are closed.