Jerry Johnston Researches Reason Rally 2016: Ian Harris

Satirical comedian Ian Harris has appeared on popular shows, including Jimmy Kimmel Live! and Comedy Central, as well as his own TV special “Critical and Thinking” that is currently on Hulu. He has a skeptical comment for everything from global warming to religion. With his wit and humor, Harris entertained the crowd of the Reason Rally in Washington DC this summer:

              “God creates these two people, Adam and Eve, puts them in this garden. He said, do not eat this fruit. There’s this forbidden tree of knowledge, we can’t have you thinking or learning, so do not eat the fruit from the tree of knowledge. And then a little while goes by and a talking snake comes along and he says, yeah, don’t worry about that guy, he doesn’t know what he’s talking about. Go ahead and eat the fruit. They eat the fruit, God goes, whoa, I told you not to eat the fruit. Now I’m going to have to punish everybody for all eternity by sending them to burn in eternal hellfire, right? And that’s what he does. You’re born, sorry, you go to hell. Why? She ate some fruit, I’m sorry.  You’re born, you go to hell. You’re born, I’m sorry, it’s called justice. That’s how it works. You’re born, you go to hell. Sorry, she ate the fruit. You’re born, you go to – yeah, and then after a few thousand years, or you know, a couple million, depending on whose book you read, God says to himself, I might be being a tad bit irrational. I’m going to have another child, this time a son, and murder him, so that you don’t have to go to hell because this chick ate some fruit. At that point, my daughter gets really angry with me. She goes, Daddy, stop it! Quit being silly. That doesn’t make any sense. Now would you just tell me the real story? And I look at her and I go, you know what, baby girl, that is the appropriate response.”  

              Harris’ version of the Gospel is quite different from the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Are you able to discern the difference? Can you defend your beliefs? Cristie Jo and I are making a documentary and writing many other resources that will teach men and women the truths of the Gospel.

 


Researchers, Drs. Jerry and Cristie Jo Johnston, are Executive Producing a quick-paced film via trans continental, staccato interviews documenting the shocking rise of the non-religious.

Jerry Johnston Researches Reason Rally 2016: Mark White

At the Reason Rally in Washington, D.C., Mark White, the bass player for the 1990s band the Spin Doctors and an active member of the atheist community, addressed the crowd from the main stage. Mark is a proponent of actively combatting Christianity rather than tolerating it through the New Atheism Movement. After speaking about the hypocrisy of Christians, Mark said:

“So one of the things that really made me upset in the beginning was that being an atheist was a horrible thing. Like, I had – I just chose not to believe in God because there’s no evidence. I realized there was no evidence. I read the Bible. I did everything that was in the Bible that you’re supposed to do, and none of this came out. And so when I became an atheist, I got, like super crazy attacked. All my Christian friends were like, “You’re going straight to hell. What the hell’s wrong with you? You shouldn’t be doing that. God’s gonna strike you down.” And so like, I’m – you know, look, I’m here today, so I thought I’d be struck down before I got here, actually. But here I am. So for all you Christian people, and all you people who are on the fence, the best thing you can do is to question everything.”

Reason and logic pose no threat to the validity of the Christian message. Are you aware of the evidence that supports the conclusion that the Bible is true? Aside from our upcoming documentary, Cristie Jo and I are writing and developing many other digital resources that will equip men and women of all ages with the truth.  


Researchers, Drs. Jerry and Cristie Jo Johnston, are Executive Producing a quick-paced film via trans continental, staccato interviews documenting the shocking rise of the non-religious.

Jerry Johnston Researches Reason Rally 2016: Robyn Blumner address

Robyn Blumner, the CEO and President of the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Science and Reason, spoke at the Reason Rally at our nation’s capital. I stood in Continue reading “Jerry Johnston Researches Reason Rally 2016: Robyn Blumner address”

Jerry Johnston Interviews Jens Schröter on the Religious Landscape of Germany

Producing stalwart and tenacious theologians, Germany once influenced the world through Christians such as Martin Luther and Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Why has Christianity lost its influence in Germany? Continue reading “Jerry Johnston Interviews Jens Schröter on the Religious Landscape of Germany”

Jerry Johnston Interviews Gary Habermas on Teaching Apologetics in the Church

 

Modern society teaches that truth is plural. Too often, the church has bought this lie and ceded theological ground on basic Christian doctrines. To regain vitality, the church must Continue reading “Jerry Johnston Interviews Gary Habermas on Teaching Apologetics in the Church”

Jerry Johnston Interviews Thomas Kidd on the Biblical Literacy of the Founding Fathers

America’s shocking Biblical ignorance is a rapidly emerging phenomenon. In my efforts to better understand America’s religious history, I traveled to Waco, Texas to film with Dr. Thomas Kidd, Distinguished Professor of History at Baylor University. Dr. Kidd has conducted detailed research into Continue reading “Jerry Johnston Interviews Thomas Kidd on the Biblical Literacy of the Founding Fathers”

Jerry Johnston Interviews Daniel von Wachter on Philosophy and Christianity

Belief in Christ does not require relinquishment of reason, rather faith is the most reasonable response to the facts of the Christianity. While in London, England, I filmed with Dr. Daniel von Wachter, Professor of Philosophy and Director of the International  Academy of Philosophy in Liechtenstein, Germany. I asked Dr. von Wachter about the German response Continue reading “Jerry Johnston Interviews Daniel von Wachter on Philosophy and Christianity”