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Mike Pohlman Christian Blog and Commentary

An Atheist Bus Tour?

  • Mike Pohlman
    Mike serves as the senior pastor at Immanuel Bible Church in Bellingham, Washington. Mike is a former church planter in the Pacific Northwest, and served for three years as the executive producer of The Albert Mohler Program, a nationally syndicated radio show dedicated to Christianity and culture. Mike has a PhD in American church history from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Mike is husband to Julia and father to four wonderful children: Samuel (12), Anna (10), John (9) and Michael (4). When not pastoring, Mike loves sports, music, and hanging out with his family.
  • 2009 Jan 06
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Misery loves company which might help explain why 800 buses in London today rumbled around the city with advertisments advocating for atheism. The advertisment plastered on the buses read in part: "There's probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life."

Psalm 2:4 comes to mind:

"He who sits in the heavens laughs; 
     the Lord scoffs at them."

What does this advertising campaign say about the hearts of those participating?

I do see hope in the advertisment, however. The ad says "probably" there is no God. Perhaps God will use the "probably" in the ad copy to make people ask, "But what if there is a God? And if there is a God, what are the implications for me?"

I'm praying that when this happens, Christians worldwide will be "prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks [them] for a reason for the hope that is in [them] ... with gentleness and respect" (1 Peter 3:15).