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This God-resistance isn’t limited to Bible times.

Dan Barker is a popular atheist activist. He’s also the founder of the Freedom From Religion Foundation. In a debate, he said:

Even if Jesus did exist, even if I agreed…100%, yep, he rose from the dead, yep, there’s a God, yep, I don’t deny any of that, does not mean that he is my Lord. If he did exist…I will go happily to hell. It would be worse of a hell for me to bow down before a Lord…regardless of the legend and historicity issue…Even if I agreed 100%, I would still reject that Being as a Lord of my life because I’m better than that…I cannot accept Jesus as Lord…You’re much more free to live and enjoy your life unshackled from the demands…

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