“You Never Were a Christian to Begin With…” Jake the Atheist Responds to This Claim

Jake the Atheist put out another video today that is well worth watching. The issue he takes on are the reasons evangelicals give for someone who leaves the faith. Point by point he explains the problems with evangelical logic. This blog is looking forward to more work by him on addressing the issues in evangelicalism. 

“Atheism is a non-prophet organization.”

George Carlin

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“I was never really a Christian?”

He’s back! Its been a while but Jake the Atheist has uploaded another video that is good and looks at evangelical culture. Jake spends thirteen minutes speaking about the common claims evangelicals make when someone leaves the faith. You’ve heard them, claims of “Well you never were a Christian to begin with…” Or another answer given is that, “Your faith was not sincere…” Jake goes on and discuss the many points and shows the flaws of evangelical thinking. I listened to his talk and really enjoyed it and wanted to throw together a quick post to encourage others to watch this as well. Jake to try and help you out, I am going to do a post to give you ideas of what you can do, and how to develop a production schedule. This blog appreciates your past videos and would like to encourage you to do more. So expect a post in the next few days to give you some ideas to help you going forward. Glad you are back, keep up the good work! 

4 thoughts on ““You Never Were a Christian to Begin With…” Jake the Atheist Responds to This Claim

  1. You’ve heard them, claims of “Well you never were a Christian to begin with…” Or another answer given is that, “Your faith was not sincere…”

    When I read those lines, I mentally append “Unlike MEEEEEEEE”.

    It reminds me of the Veganism-and-Vitamins type during my first prostate cancer scare years ago, the one who accused me of “You Eat MEAT, don’t you? You Gave Yourself Cancer Because YOU ATE MEAT!” (Waving their Veganism as a Magick Shield against my cancer cooties.) I can’t help but think the “You Never Were a Chrisitan to Begin With” is the same dynamic. Under the bus with “If you never were, then I’m in No Danger of Falling Myself”.

    P.S. The “Your Faith Was Not Sincere” is a slippery slope from the get-go. Like the Ressegue Regression, it’s too easy to keep moving the goalposts playing games with the definition of “Sincere FAITH”. All too easy to go into the de facto definition of Christianese One-Upmanship: “Whatever I Do THAT YOU DON’T”.

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    • And the real kicker of “avoiding my cancer cooties”?

      After TWO 12-core biopsies and one full-prostate MRI scan, No Sign of Cancer. My PSA and Free PSA counts were well into the “probability of cancer” range but NO sign of actual cancer. Only a crazy-enlarged prostate. They really need to find a more reliable indicator than PSA.

      P.S.PSA – My urologist (“dick doc”) has me on twice-a-year screening; my next PSA blood test is next week.

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    • Playing the “ATHEIST!” card like that woman in Inherit the Wind?

      Jake self-describes as atheist; you do the math.

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