I have a retired businessman friend in his mid-eighties who has a series of seven consecutive one and two page paid ads running in Free Inquiry magazine in 2014. They demonstrate to this secular audience the kinds of arguments that he is convinced would be effective in the cause of atheism, if taken to the general reader. His Ads have been written for the average person and he uses the words of Jesus, the Bible, tenets of the faith and common understanding of decency to the maximum extent possible to make his case — using Christianity against Christianity. He has had forty years in the direct marketing business selling a wide variety of products, services and causes. Since reading my book, Why I Became an Atheist, he has been a generous supporter of my efforts here. He has concluded that “at its core Christianity is based on an evil foundation which men have been able to cover-up with endless blather about love-mercy-forgiveness to exploit the natural hope of man for a future life of joy and reunion.”
This not a contest or sweepstakes. You will get $50 if yours is among the first twenty honest Ads presented in 600 to 900 words which he receives. Submit a one-page argument against Christianity designed to get the readers of a general circulation newspaper to read it and understand it. Email him by sending it to: firstname.lastname@example.org (one per person). He wants to remain anonymous. I will publish a few of them myself. Don’t post your Ads below in the comments or they will be disqualified from being published here at DC. This is an example of a one-pager (623 words) he is using:
THE ARITHMETIC OF HELLJESUS WARNED: MANY TO HELL AND FEW SAVEDMany + Few = 100% = 7,000,000,000 Human BeingsIf words mean anything, how many of the 7,000,000,000 now living will go to hell? What is the chance you or ones you love, living and dead, will go there or are there? With only two groups mentioned by Jesus, it must be more than half; even 80% – 90% would not stretch the meaning of many.Enter ye in at the narrow gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way that leadeth to destruction, and many there are who go in thereat. How narrow is the gate, and strait is the way that leadeth to life: and few there are that find it! (Matthew 7:13-14)Eternal suffering, with no hope of release ever. If you repent after death, you will not be heard.
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