24 June 2013

Can I get an Amen for Jerry DeWitt?

Last October, I was lucky enough to hear Jerry DeWitt speak (preach, actually) at the Freedom From Religion Foundation convention in Porland , Oregon. Iit was an experience I'll never forget. If he'd had an altar call, I'd have gone up.

We need more of this. We need more atheist preachers!

Yesterday, Jerry delivered a sermon at the first "full-fledged atheist church" in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. There are youtube videos (part 1 and part 2), but the quality is a bit too poor to get full effect of his preaching.

So here's Jerry's Easter sermon at the American Atheist convention instead. Enjoy!
 


BTW, I pre-ordered Jerry's new book (Hope after Faith) and I was told yesterday that it has shipped. As soon as I get it I'm going read it. And when I do, I'll let you know what I think.

 But don't wait for that. Buy it now. You can have faith in Jerry!

5 comments:

Stephen said...

You got it, Brother!
rA-Men!
I got a Nook for father's day... maybe i'll populate it with books like this.
Steve Weeks

bittersweetend said...

that is an awesome video....Can I get a DARWIN!!!!

M. Wm. "Pat" Ferguson said...

Link doesn't open for me. When I click the play arrow, an "error occurred" message pops up. And nothing happens when I click on the link in the upper-left corner of the video viewing window. Bummer!

Shawn said...

Atheism by definition is the lack of belief in god. It's amazing that a person's lack of belief can turn into a religion based on non-belief. By that, I mean that a normal person not believing in something would simply stop there. But atheist, even in this blog are calling for "more atheist preachers?" For not being a religion, atheism looks more and more like one everyday. Your even meeting and having people "preach" about the non-existance of God. Scientifically, there is no way to prove or disprove the existance of a divine being, because he would have to exist outside of this universe, and we are currently incapable technologically of even knowing if there even is an outside of this universe. Belief or non-belief is simply a moot point.

Shawn said...

Atheism by definition is the lack of belief in god. It's amazing that a person's lack of belief can turn into a religion based on non-belief. By that, I mean that a normal person not believing in something would simply stop there. But atheist, even in this blog are calling for "more atheist preachers?" For not being a religion, atheism looks more and more like one everyday. Your even meeting and having people "preach" about the non-existance of God. Scientifically, there is no way to prove or disprove the existance of a divine being, because he would have to exist outside of this universe, and we are currently incapable technologically of even knowing if there even is an outside of this universe. Belief or non-belief is simply a moot point.