With the recent controversy over McFormtist’s recent post, I figured this video might be a good reminder that this subject is nothing new, nor does it lack a prior context. Ignoring this context does nothing to advance the discussion, nor does a simple mention of Roman references to Christians as “atheists” get to the heart of the matter. The heart of the matter is that the claim being expressed is, at base, an appeal to neutrality which we both do not and cannot accept – an insistence on the equal footing of all “gods” where the atheist is rejecting one out of many in an essentially polytheistic context. This is anything but what we espouse, and the positive claims made in this view are subject to intense scrutiny. Below is James White discussing a similar claim to the one McFormtist addresses, made by Dan Barker.