Atheist Night Promoted by St. Paul Saints Baseball Organization

Atheists are in the news again. This time they’re infiltrated the wide world of sports. “The St. Paul Saints, a minor league baseball team in the Twin Cities, will become the ‘Mr. Paul Aints’ for one night in August [the 10th] in honor of atheism, the team and the Minnesota Atheists have announced,” Bill Unruh of WND reports. “To enhance the evening even more, every mention of the word ‘Saints’ will either be covered or changed to ‘Aint,’” the atheists said.

Will they get rid of the rule book? Will the Mr. Paul Aints complain if an umpire makes a bad call or doesn’t follow the rule book? Atheism is a religion that can’t stand on its own two evolved feet; it must borrow the rules for life from an outside source since rules are not inherent in an atheist worldview.

Then there’s the story about atheists who are suing a restaurant because the owners of the Prudhomme Lost Cajun Kitchen in Columbia, Pennsylvania offer a 10% discount on Sundays to anyone who brings in that day’s bulletin from their church. It’s their restaurant. The owners should be allowed to do anything they want to promote their business. If the atheists don’t like it, they can dine elsewhere.

I’ve always found it curious that atheists see this or that as legal or illegal. There is no basis for morality in an atheistic worldview. A bag of meat and bones with electricity coursing through it does not have the capacity to say anything is right or wrong, moral or immoral, or legal or illegal.

There is no way to account for such categories in a materialistic evolutionary worldview.

Another article reports that women are losing interest in atheism because of moral issues.

Officials for The Amazing Meeting, or TAM, said Wednesday (July 11) that women would make up 31 percent of the 1,200 conference attendees, down from 40 percent the year before. A month before the conference, pre-registration was only 18 percent women, organizers said.

A number of reasons have been given for a drop off in female attendance. Caring for the kids and a shaky economy are two reasons suggested. But there is a darker reason that I'm sure atheists don't want to talk about. Religion News Service reports:

Online forums have crackled with charges of sexism in TAM’s leadership and calls for the ouster of D.J. Grothe, the male president of the James Randi Educational Foundation, TAM’s organizer. In June, Rebecca Watson, a skeptic blogger and speaker, canceled her TAM appearance because, she said on her blog, she does “not feel welcome or safe.”

Other nontheists — both male and female — have shared stories of unwanted sexual attention at nontheist gatherings, including propositions for sex and unwelcome touching.

In 2001, MIT Press published The Natural History of Rape by biologist Randy Thornhill and anthropologist Craig T. Palmer. According to Thornhill and Palmer, Margo I. Wilson writes, “evolved adaptation of some sort gives rise to rape; the main evolutionary question is whether rape is an adaptation itself or a by-product of other adaptations.”

If rape is a consequence of evolution, then there shouldn’t be any ethical aversion to it. In a sense, rape is how we got here. So it’s not surprising to me that women and men being propositioned for sex at an atheist convention is taking place. It is surprising, however, that these women no-shows are complaining about it on moral grounds. Given atheistic assumptions, what is wrong with such advances since animals rape other animals in the wild all the time?

These atheist groups need to be consistent with their belief system by going all the way. Instead of playing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame,” the crowd can sing The Bloodhound Gang’s song “You and me baby ain’t nothin’ but mammals; so let’s do it like they do on the Discovery Channel.”


  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JKLLPVKKSWYRHLZH3LDQMZRW6A dean

    BOYCOTT THE TEAM. AND THEY WANT THE TAXPAYERS TO BUILD THEM A NEW BALLPARK? I hope the atheist enjoy the evening. UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!

    • Cindy

      I agree! I live in the Saintly City-and these people want"Atheists Night?" NO NEW BALLPARK for the Saint Paul team! I wonder Sta Paul and The ggod priest who suggested the name St Paul must be thinking!

      • Cindy

        I meant what would Saint Paul ANDthe good priest who suggested St
        Paul to replace old name of Pigs Eye.

    • CA

      I loooked at comments made in The St Paul newspaper-the comments were not as appropiate as ones made here-you make more sense; those people who commented in the St Paul newspaper were not so smart!

  • dntmkmecomoverther

    Ha! I love it! Great article Dr. DeMar! Go Atheists!...'do it like they do on the Disc. Ch...LOL!

  • Sharr

    I'll pray for them.

    • Sam in NC

      They've got a one way ticket to Hell.

    • AL

      About all that we can do....And stop watching those sorry ball games.

  • ladyceo

    How ridiculous!

  • hongryhawg

    God 'ain't gonna like this......

    • CS

      me either, all the rest of who are believers. I have a former classmate , writer our local newspaper ,he said that he did not think this for real--until he double checked , and he's a good Christian man!

  • Work2SnowSki

    I'll be interested to see what the turnout will be and if any of the players that are Christian or Jewish take a sick day.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JKLLPVKKSWYRHLZH3LDQMZRW6A dean

      I never thought of that. Wouldn't that be GREAT!! What do you say players?

  • John

    When do we have special day for Christians. I believe the players should boycott the game. I also believe the major league team should let the fans know what there opinions are in this matter.

    • Shermer

      The club says " we have worked with hundreds and hundreds of religious groups over our 20 years here in St. Paul."

  • samtman

    It's only fair that everybody gets equal billing in America. It's in the Constirutution. Also, the Aint/SAints have a terrible loosing record.

    • retiredsgmusarmy

      So do all Atheists. They all have a losing record. Ain't No Heaven and there ain't No Hell, just die and make the rest of us HUMAN BEING happy. Maybe they are all latent musslum only believing in some sex pervert as a leader.

      • PreacherCruz

        You shouldn't be happy to see ANYONE die without Christ as this means they are going to Hell which is NOT the will of God. Also the correct spelling for musslum is capital Muslim. God bless Sergeant Major! http://www.kjv-truth-ministries.org

        • retiredsgmusarmy

          Preacher, I am well aware of the correct spelling of the God hating camel loving people that worship a child molester as their god. I have zero respect for them or their phony religion, therefore I choose to miss spell the name, just like I refused to capitlize the name of the so called sitting president, I just type obummer and everyone with two or more brain cells know to whom I speak. They that do the devils work and have no regret aare be yound any help I can give them. Only God can forgive them for their sins and only after they ask to be forgiven.
          I refuse to recognize the religion of the musslum nations as a legitimate religion. They have all sinned and will spend eternity in hell, unless of course they should convert to the One true God and repent and ask fo forgiveness for their sins.
          Being an American allows me the freedom to pick and choose who I call my friends and anyone who disallows me my righs to worship my Living God, is never going to become my friend.
          You Sir, have the God given freedom to pick and choose who you will call your friend and neighbor.
          John 3-16, For God so lover the world, that he gave His only Son, that who so ever believeth in HIM shall have everlasting life.

        • PreacherCruz

          SGM, I apologize for the assumption on the spelling of Muslim. The religion is a false one but I don't have trouble considering it religion. I am not religious, I have a personal relationship with my Savior Jesus Christ. I don't consider Christianity to be "religion" at least not in the same way as other world religions. I would caution you to be careful about your thoughts towards ALL Muslims. A person can be of good conscience and still be wrong. They need our love and YES, the respect that is due to ALL human beings for them to see Christ through us and want Salvation. I think that your friend point is well made but I would go further and say that God FORBIDS actual firendship with non-believers. 2 Corinthians 6:15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? http://www.kjv-truth-ministries.org

        • retiredsgmusarmy

          We are on the same sheet of music, we are just carrying a different tune.

    • PreacherCruz

      Incorrect, it's only fair that all people get equal billing in GOVERNMENT. Private companies can pick and choose what causes and groups to support. The CONSTITUTION (correct spelling) doesn't regulate or dictate to business only government. The Saints also have a LOSING record not a loosing one. loosing means setting free or releasing. http://www.kjv-truth-ministries.org

  • Deepizzaguy

    If I am not mistaken isn't the owner of the St. Paul Saints related to the late Bill Veeck who used to own the Chicago White Sox and is infamous for Disco Demolition Night in 1980? I saw the owner of the St Paul Saints on ESPN Stupid Center saying he was sorry that the disco demolition offended anyone. Yeah right.

  • Screeminmeeme

    These stories show that atheists are the biggest whiners around.
    They are like that kid in a group who is always keeping score.......keeping a running tally of who got what when where and why.

    Whatever official in the minor leagues made this name change decision is an idiot.

    • Shermer

      Perhaps if all the whiners had kept score, they would know that the club has supported hundreds of religious groups in the past.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Berenice-Bauer/100000969003176 Berenice Bauer

    These are the same people who jumped around in front of your family video at the amusement park trying to get the attention they didn't receive from their own family. Sad, silly and sick.

  • Diane

    Is it not an oxymoron for an atheists to be called saints since that would make a connective belief in God?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Diane-Crouse/100000265688038 Diane Crouse

    God said, He would give them up to reprobate minds. I think that answers the animal behavior. They came from an ape and they know it. The moral component is an oxymoron for sure.

  • Andy Campbell

    The stadium should be empty that night to let them know how we feel.

  • VocalYokel

    Someone should inform them that if not for the existence of God there would be no atheists.

    • Derek Schneider

      Correction...if not for the existence of RELIGION...in which case everyone would be an atheist. There are accepted religions that believe there are aliens living in our brains...and others that worship pasta. An atheist believes in none of these faith based ideals. It does not make them bad, or unjust, or immoral. They just have a different view of what life is...and what comes after death.

  • geneww1938

    Manager should understand who wrotethe rule book http://jc.does-it.net

  • shearwater

    If baseball in general would look at the life of Earnie Harwell and his contribution as a public citizen to baseball in Detroit, it might lend credence to the notion that a few good theists, i.e. Christians, around are salt of the earth folks whose lives beautifully display the fact that being a Christian is a good thing regardless of the jabs and barbs thrown at you by such persons as David Letterman and Bill Maher. We know what they are capable of through their reactions to Sarah Palin's daughter and what crudities they are capable of spewing forth with their ribald, no . . . demented, humor.

  • shearwater

    Would Earnie Harwell have a lesson for them!!

  • Walt

    Just wait until the gays, lezbos and athiests take charge. Rape, robbery, murder, all will be ok since these are moral issues related to religion. Won't that be a wonderful world, especially to raise children in. You need to realize that that is what they want. While I can be tolerant of their views, I will not allow them to dominate me in any way.

  • jim28threg

    This gathering would a nice way to get a bunch of these creepy clowns in one place. Maybe it'll make it just a little easier for Jesus to eliminate them not that He needs help. He'll burn them along with the sheet heads at HIS will. They're just dead people walking as is those that give them aid.

  • Shermer

    What a bunch of hypocrites! The situation mentioned in this article about the restaurant giving discounts to christians, when it was presented as its own article, was full of vitriol for anyone who commented against it. Now a minor league team gives a light-hearted nod to atheism, and you all carry on like it's the end of the world.

  • jerry

    Pretty sad when an organization has to bring in this crowd of people just to boost attendance. I would hope a Christian would not attend another game because of this distasteful tactic this organiztion has done. Unbelievable :( Shame on you.....

    • Shermer

      The club says " we have worked with hundreds and hundreds of faith-based groups over our 20 years here in St. Paul."

      • PreacherCruz

        Ah! Well at least they are admitting that Atheist's are a faith group! I challenge these people to read "I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist" by Doctors Geisler adn Turek. http://www.kjv-truth-ministries.org

        • Shermer

          Perhaps if they'd said "other faith-based groups" you might have a point. Or perhaps the Saints, like you, are misinformed about what constitutes faith.

        • PreacherCruz

          I am most assuredly NOT misinformed or confused as to what faith based means. I CHALLENGE you to read the aforementioned book. I was NOT raised in any Church or faith tradition and I eventually came to Christ THROUGH the evidence of my own logic and reason. It takes FAR more faith to believe that everything comes from nothing...

        • Shermer

          I didn't say faith based, I said faith. I've read the book. I don't believe everything comes from nothing, but that's not the topic.
          Oh, and USING capital letters DOESN'T make anything YOU say any more CONVINCING. See?

        • PreacherCruz

          Okay so you said faith and not faith based. I can do the same thing. Two definitions of faith: 1. belief or trust: belief in,
          devotion to, or trust in somebody or something, especially without logical
          proof & 2. religion or religious group: a system of religious belief,
          or the group of people who adhere to it.
          I am glad to hear that you’ve read the book and that you don’t believe
          everything comes from nothing. I would
          ask though, WHERE do you suppose the SOMETHING that sparked, caused, allowed or
          made everything came from?

          Oh, and
          BTW; I capitalize SOME words to show emphasis since I can’t italicize.

        • Shermer

          Fair enough with the capitals, I just don't think it's necessary. But yes, I've read the book - that doesn't mean I agree with it - I've read the bible too.
          Anyway, all this has nothing to do with a bunch of small-minded people blowing their stack over a baseball game...

        • PreacherCruz

          I don't think it's necessary to refer to Christians as small minded. Not every one here is "blowing their stack". Christians DO have a responsibility to be good stewards of the blessings that God has bestowed upon them. We have choices and if a company or franchise decides to support things, people or causes we disagree with we have an absolute RIGHT to not do business with them. http://www.kjv-truth-ministries.org

        • Shermer

          You most certainly do have that right, so just don't go to the game. I doubt the non-Christian fans in St Paul have been boycotting games when the team has supported local churches. I was going to remind you of some of the comments made about boycotting the team and denying them a new ballpark, shooting atheists, and this night leading to murder and rape, but I can see you've already replied to some of those who call themselves Christians. They're the ones blowing their stack. Although we disagree on some things, I appreciate your stand on the overreaction to what is simply an awareness raising opportunity for a local organisation, just like the support that's been give to hundreds of others over the years.

  • DeMenace

    GOD is already reaching out his mighty hand, showing us what hell is going to be like, but 1000x worse! 26 states now in severe drought conditions, and Bible says in end times comes famine, and it is not only in the U.S.! Christianity itself is being threatened, in Kenya, 1000 Christians have been murdered by Muslims. Now China, Russia, and other Communist Countries are strengthening their communist pacts, and made Syria an ally! U.S. though ill advised, make Afghanistan an ally, and now all countries are looking at Iran, with the U.S. fleet with a prominent show of force, in that region, with Israel threatening to strike the nuclear power plant in Iran! There is going to be war and rumors of war! There will be division amongst the people, which is happening today right here in America, not only among political lines, but also in churches there is division, because of the great deceiver going around the country, campaigning for office, and it is not Romney! GOD says the sign will be plain and many will not heed, because they do not know him, or will be deceived by a great deceiver, and this spawn of Satan will rule, but for a short time! Then there are the predictions of Dec. 21st 2012, and now the Solar Flare phenomenon that scientists now say will go from Nov. to June 2013, which two major flares have left the Sun already, the first one hit the Pacific Ocean, the other hit this past Sat. scientists have not said where it has hit yet! End Times if we are not in it right now, then I don't know what you call is happening right now, but I sure would not call it coincidence!

  • emiarmstrong

    One word: DISGUSTING

  • mariowen

    Those who take God out of their lives, or who choose to esteem others that do (pandering to this tiny percentage of America), do so at their own risk. From this day forward, I will not watch, support, endorse or have any dealing with anything that represents or is a supporter of this team. I will find out who will be a sponsor or advertise on this night in hell, and they will no longer have my business from now on. Apparently their are atheists that are in a leadership position on this team.

  • Helen

    Well I say this, the atheist want to believe there is no God, that is their choice. As for me I believe in Jesus Christ and nothing will change that. Hopefully one day they will come to believe and I will keep praying for them.

  • neleh

    "Boycot" is the only word that comes to mind (i.e. DO NOT GO)

  • Athiest1

    Most of the christians I know have a better sence of humor than I'm seeing here. I would think your omnipotent god has other things of greater importance to concern itself with. Like the upcomming battle with satan. Oh (spoiler alert!) he wins. So, what are all of you so worried about? Why, are you so hatefull? Your own book tells you how this all ends... you guys win. It sounds like a day out at a ball game is exactly what you need. Take a little time out from your busy life and see the spectical that is America's favorite past time... eat some bad food and drink some cool beverage. Go hang out with your fellow Americans and celibrate one of the bountiful gifts of the greatest nation on Earth.

    • Mike

      I just bought 6 tickets and plan on bringing the whole family down from Bemidji to celebrate a night with the "Mr. Paul Aints." How could the magical sky daddy allow such an atrocity to take place? Maybe Zues will throw lightning bolts into the crowd or maybe the magical sky daddy will give birth to a miracle baby who will grow up and battle the evil Satan during the seventh inning stretch. You clowns can't even see that you are the mindless fools. Good luck with your life of servitude to a fable that you all doubt to be true. LOL all the way to my godless grave.

      • dntmkmecomoverther

        ...yeah...we're laffin all the way to heaven. AS they said in Paint Your Wagon, 'See ya in Hell'....

    • PreacherCruz

      We ALL have the opportunity and the responsibility to act
      according to the dictates of our own consciences. I have no problem with the
      Saint having an Atheist day but as a Bible believing Christian I ALSO try NOT
      to support companies and groups who support things I disagree with or even
      worse mock my values and beliefs. I personally don't see any hate here. This is
      an OLD trick of Leftists and especially Homosexuals, that ANY opposition to
      them MUST be predicated upon hate and ignorance because it just couldn't be any
      other way!

      Christians also have a DUTY to not be party to events that are openly
      anti-Christian or God.

      2 Corinthians 6:14-18 Be ye not unequally
      yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with
      unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And
      what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with
      an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God
      with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will
      dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my
      people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye
      separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive
      you. And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my
      sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.

      I also thought I would point out some of your writing, grammar and typographical errors. Christians and Satan should be capitalized, Sense, upcoming, hateful, spectacle and celebrate are all misspelled. You should get Speckie it is a browser based spell check. http://www.kjv-truth-ministries.org

  • JACKIE

    GOD is watching you and in great despair logging your stupidity in what you do ALWAYS. I feel sorry for you atheists, open your hearts to the truth and know that GOD will listen. Whatever you do in life, remember, YOU WILL REAP WHAT YOU SOW. If it doesn't happen in this life, you'll have all Eternity to think about it..... IN HELL! WAKE UP !!!!!!!

  • Michaellaborde

    Atheism is a religion disguised as non-religion. They worship themselves and believe that each is a god.

  • David S. McQueen

    The idea that atheists "belief system" is a religion is simply bogus. The so-called atheists are just leftists trying to advance a socialist agenda. Whether they belief in a deity or not, what they REALLY want is control and they see the "religious right" as standing square in the way of that control. Atheists, to put it plainly, do not believe in a diety. That is allowed under the first amendment to the US Constitution (prohibits state religion), so don't get angry at atheists, get angry at the leftists who are flying a false flag in order to control your life, whether you are a believer or not.

    • Blair

      Atheists should go to church.

    • PreacherCruz

      I'm Sorry David but I disgaree. Atheism IS a religion. They have statements and tenets of faith based primarily upon an a priori commitment to materialsim. They believe that matter is all there is and all there EVER was so God just simply MUST not exist and there MUST be some logical Natural mechanism for the origin of the universe and species. They will NOT even CONSIDER anything outside their own pre-suppositional positions. Blind faith is just fine for them. http://www.kjv-truth-ministries.org

      • David S. McQueen

        Religious atheists? Sorry, amigo, that oxymoron just doesn't fly. I guess it's easier to hate people if they "believe" in something, though. When someone simply doesn't believe in a diety, they don't bother to convince others NOT to believe. That is why I say they are leftists flying a false flag, trying to dismantle a group they consider the enemy. It isn't about religion, it's about politics.

        • PreacherCruz

          David, once again I disagree but if you're open to some discussion I can show you why I think you are wrong. Here are two definitions of Religion

          1.a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe, especially when considered as the creation of a superhuman agency or agencies, usually involving devotional and ritual observances, and often containing a moral code governing the conduct of human affairs. 2. a specific fundamental set of beliefs and practices generally agreed upon by a number of persons or sects

          The Atheist (for the most part) believes that Matter has always existed and that EVERYTHING we see is random, and that life and the universe and our place in it don't really matter (this fits definition 1) They also (for the most part DO have a specific set of basic guidelines and beliefs about the origins of the universe, Evolution etc (meeting definition 2).
          Still not sure? How about this quote from Atheist and Philosopher of Science Michael Ruse?

          ‘Evolution is promoted by its practitioners as more than mere
          science. Evolution is promulgated as an ideology, a secular religion—a
          full-fledged alternative to Christianity, with meaning and morality. I
          am an ardent evolutionist and an ex-Christian, but I must admit that in
          this one complaint—and Mr [sic] Gish
          is but one of many to make it—the literalists are absolutely right.
          Evolution is a religion. This was true of evolution in the beginning,
          and it is true of evolution still today.

          ‘… Evolution therefore came into being as a kind of secular ideology, an explicit substitute for Christianity.’
          There certainly are politics involved in the Atheist movement but I STILL find it to be a faith based religion. They believe (by faith and absent solid evidence) that EVERYTHING can come from nothing, that ALL life has a common ancestor etc etc.
          I don't hate anyone so I HOPE that wasn't what you were trying to say. I have OFTEN pointed out that if Atheists were just content to not believe and leave those they disagree with alone it would be ONE thing. They (again, for the most part) just can't miss a chance to call Theists dumb, blind etc etc. Look at pretty much ANY book or DVD on ANY aspect of Intelligent Design and you will see person after person ACTIVELY engaged in trying to proselytize THEIR worldview as the ONLY sensible one for us all to follow. As Dr, Frank Turek once said in a debate, many of them will tell you all day; there is no God and I hate him! http://www.kjv-truth-ministries.org

  • Ed DeRocher

    God says The Atheist is a Fool.

    The Wisdom in God's Word states that it is Folly for a person
    who Answers a Matter Before he has heard all Facts of the Matter. (Proverbs
    18:13) In short, God says he is a Fool. Any wise Lawyer would Not risk his
    reputation in court (as a Fool) by Not investigating All of the Facts in a
    Legal Matter. He would want to be prepared for uncertain rulings that would
    depend on the court's acceptance or rejection of evidence presented. The Bible
    teaches that the man who cannot Reason is a Fool; the man who
    refuses to Reason is a Bigot; the man who is Afraid to Reason is a Slave.
    The Fool wishes he could Reason, but cannot, he has No Moral Compass;
    the Bigot is able to Reason, but Refuses to Accept Correction, he
    is Prideful, (don't confuse me with facts, my mind is made up); the Slave is
    able to Reason, but he is Fearful of what people will say about him,
    (don't make waves, let's go along to get along, Strive for Majority's
    acceptance). But the Willing Man has every good opportunity available by his Ability
    and Willingness to Reason. The God of the Bible is a God of Reason.
    God's Word says, "Come now, let us Reason together, says the Lord,
    though your sins be as Scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be
    Red like crimson, they shall be as wool. If you are (key words) Willing and
    Obedient, you shall eat the good of the land. But if you refuse and rebel, you
    shall be devoured with the sword; for the mouth of the Lord has spoken
    it." (Isaiah 1:18-20) God speaks to the Fools when He says “My people are
    destroyed for lack of knowledge." (Hosea 4:6) "The Fool has said in
    his heart, "There is No God." (Psalms 14:1; 53:1) "For the
    preaching of the Cross is to them that perish Foolishness; But we preach
    Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumbling block, and unto the Greeks
    Foolishness." (1Corinthians 1:18, 23) The Psychiatry profession claims
    that man is a two-part being; he has an Intellect and a Body, and that
    the goodness of man lays within his inner most being. God's Word says this is
    Not correct; there is No goodness in man in his fallen state. (Romans 3:10, 23);
    “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, Not one. For ALL have
    sinned and come short of the Glory of God.” ( In Genesis.1:26,27), God says, "Let
    us make man in OUR image, in OUR likeness," That is a Three-Part being
    in the likeness of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. The
    spirit of man is the most important part of his triune creation. The spirit
    of man was created in the express image of God and is indestructible and
    will live forever in eternity. God created Adam and Eve in His Glory and
    they were spiritually joined to God and they were exceedingly blessed with His
    Grace in all things. But when Adam and Eve rebelled against God's instructions,
    their spiritual connection was severed and their fellowship with God was
    destroyed. Because of Adam's fall, man received as a consequence for his
    disobedience, a sin nature. This sin nature, referred to as "Original
    Sin," is an inborn propensity to commit evil. God is an All-Consuming Fire and He knows that sinful
    man cannot stand in His presence. In the course of 4,000 years, God
    sent His Son Jesus, to save fallen man by becoming a propitiation and sacrifice
    for man's sin, and thereby reconciling man back to God. God is loving, merciful,
    forgiving, and just. The greatest Promise in the Bible is John 3:16,17;
    "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever
    believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For
    God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world
    through Him might be saved." The greatest tragedy is John 3:18; "But
    he that believeth Not is condemned already, (the Atheist, Agnostic) because
    he has not believed in the name of the Only Begotten Son of God." God in
    His love, mercy, forgiveness, and grace, satisfied his Justice and hatred for
    man's sin by providing a way for man to be reconciled to God, by placing the
    entire sins of the world, past, present, and future, upon Jesus, the Lamb of
    God Who is without sin and Who takes away the sin of the world. God takes No
    pleasure in the death of the wicked. Ezekiel 33:11 says, “As I live says the Lord
    God, I have No pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn
    from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye
    die, O house of Israel?” The problem with man’s sin nature is quite simple. Man
    cannot save himself from his destructive sin nature, therefore God provided a
    Savior to deliver him from his evil ways. The Bible way to heaven is achieved by
    a simple Confession and an act of faith found in Romans 10: 9-13; that says,
    ”If you Confess with your Mouth the Lord Jesus and Believe in your Heart
    that God raised Him from the dead, you Will be Saved. For with the Heart
    one believes unto righteousness, and with the Mouth confession is made unto Salvation.
    For the scripture says “Whoever Believes on Him will Not be put to shame.” For
    there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is
    rich to all who call upon Him. For whoever calls upon the Lord
    (Jesus) Shall be Saved.” When a believer Confesses this prayer, he is
    making a proclamation of Identification. He is vicariously in agreement and personally
    Identifies with the death, burial, and resurrection of the Lord Jesus who
    took his sins to the cross and was raised from the dead in hell for the
    forgiveness of all his sins, enabling him to spend eternity with the Father in
    Heaven. The Atheist and Agnostic says God does not exist, yet they have Not
    searched for Him. The man who does Not search for God will generally never find
    Him, but the man who steadfastly searches for God will always find Him. God
    invites men to search for Him, and He promises to reveal Himself to all who
    seek to know Him. Jeremiah 33:3 says, “Call unto me, and I will
    answer you and show you great and mighty things which you do not know.”
    Jeremiah 29: 11-14 says, ”For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says
    the Lord, thoughts of peace and Not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then
    you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you
    will Seek Me and Find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart. I
    will be found by you, says the Lord, and I will bring you back from your
    captivity;” The Atheist and Agnostic
    is without excuse. God has given sinful man a plan of redemption and
    eternal salvation.

    God has given us His son Jesus; He has given us His Holy Word;
    He has given us His Holy Spirit. All man has to do is Choose the path he
    wants to take for his eternal destiny. God does not send sinful man to hell
    and damnation. God has given man a free will to choose his eternal destiny. Sinful
    man sends himself to hell and damnation by default, because he has Not Believed
    on the Name of Jesus, the Only Begotten Son of God. Man has to make this choice while he is yet
    alive, for he cannot choose after he experiences the First physical death.

    The Great White Throne Judgment. Revelation 20:13-15 says, “Then I saw a great
    white throne and Him who sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven
    fled away. And there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and
    great, standing before God, and books were opened. And another book was
    opened, which is the Book
    of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by
    the things which were written in the books. The sea gave up the dead who were
    in it, and Death and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them. And they
    were judged, each one according to his works. Then Death and Hades were cast
    into the Lake of Fire. This is
    the Second Death. And anyone
    Not found written in the Book of Life
    was cast into the Lake of Fire.
    The Second Death is Not
    cessation of physical life, but it is the Eternal
    Separation of Life from Jesus, the eternal source of life. God’s
    Word is His Will, and God’s Will is His Word. The consciousness that
    we have in this mortal life will live for eternity; to be vividly aware
    of eternal glory with God or vividly aware of eternal hell and damnation. Only
    a FOOL Atheist would choose eternal hell over the simple choice of eternal Glory
    with God. John 14:6 says, Jesus said to him, “ I am The (only) Way, The (only)
    Truth, and The (only) Life. No one comes to the Father Except through
    Me.” The Word of God is Divine Truth; inspired by His Holy Spirit; it is
    self-evident truth, and it is beyond debate. The Bible was written and
    canonized over a period of approximately 1700 years by 40 different authors,
    who were inspired by the Holy Spirit of God. The Bible is all about Jesus and He
    is the main character in every book and all of the books are in harmony
    with Jesus as the central theme of man’s salvation. There is not one book that
    contradicts any of the other books. In
    the King James Bible there are 66 books, 1189 chapters, 31,102 verses, 773,746
    words, and 3,566,480 letters. Now imagine taking all these books, chapters,
    verses, words, and letters, and wrapping them all over every square inch of
    Jesus’ body and then covering Him with flesh. The apostle John constantly
    refers to Jesus as the Word of God
    in his Gospel and in his book of Revelation. (John 1:1,14; Revelation 19:13,16)
    “And He [Jesus] was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and His Name is called the Word of God.
    And He [Jesus] has on His vesture and on His thigh a name written, King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Jesus is the Word of God Who became flesh and dwelt among
    us, (John 1:14) and believers are the flesh who become the Word as we study and
    meditate on the Holy Scriptures. “And you shall know the Truth and the
    Truth shall make you Free.” (John 8:32)

    Dr.
    Lewis S. Chafer, Dallas Theological Seminary founder, sums up the Bible in 5
    topical words in his Christian Theology. Christ is the Central Theme
    of Scripture, and as bearing on His Person, the
    Old Testament is 1.) classified as the Preparation for the Coming Christ; 2.) the Four
    Gospels as the Manifestation of
    Christ; 3.) the Book of Acts as the Propagation of Christ's Spirit
    (His Church); 4.) the Epistles as the Explanation
    of the Preparation, Manifestation,
    and Propagation of Christ; and
    5.) the Book of Revelation as the Consummation
    of Christ and His Church. The Glorious Consummation
    of the Creator God with His Redeemed
    Creation; the Church, the
    Bride of Christ shall behold
    Him and Become One With Him
    and Eternally Joined With the Father.

    Logic dictates if the premise is true, the conclusion is true
    also. The Word of God has a truthful premise and ends with a true conclusion. Atheist,
    your name will be found in the Book of
    Life if you confess with your mouth and believe in your heart that
    Jesus is your Lord and Savior of your life. May God grant you the wisdom
    to choose between Heaven and hell; Non-Smoking or Smoking. Amen!
    PTL!

    The Bible is all about Jesus

    Martin Luther called John 3:16 "The
    Heart of the Bible, the Gospel in Miniature." It’s so simple a Child can Understand IT;
    Yet IT Condenses the Deep and Marvelous Truths of Redemption into these few
    Powerful Words of Absolute Assurance:

    "God"...........................................................................The
    Greatest Lover

    "So
    Loved"..................................................................The
    Greatest Degree

    "The
    World"................................................................The
    Greatest Number

    "That
    He Gave"..........................................................The
    Greatest Act

    "His
    Only Begotten Son"............................................The Greatest
    Gift

    "That
    Whosoever"......................................................The
    Greatest Invitation

    "Believeth".................................................................The
    Greatest Simplicity

    "In
    Him"......................................................................The
    Greatest Person

    "Should
    Not Perish"...................................................The Greatest
    Deliverance

    "But"..........................................................................The
    Greatest Difference

    "Have".......................................................................The
    Greatest Certainty

    "Everlasting
    Life........................................................The Greatest
    Possession…..Author unknown

  • Henry

    Tell you what. Why not have a Shoot to Kill night at the baseball park. Invite all the atheist to be targets. When a ball is thrown by the pitcher and it is a strike, An atheist will be shot and allowed to bleed to death. God bless America!

    • Derek Schneider

      Huh...sounds like the same religious persecution perpetrated by pretentious religious zealots for centuries. It absolutely astounds me that a self-described "peaceful" religion such as Christianity would have so many "believers" with such an incredible amount of hate and intolerance. Please feel free to believe whatever you would like...but allow others to harbor their own beliefs. Just because someone doesn't agree with your personal faith does not make them wrong...or immoral.

      • PreacherCruz

        Derek, I hope you will read my reply to the above poster. They are either NOT a Christian at all or have a VERY superficial relationship with Christ and apparently, little understanding of the Bible. IF they really are "Christian" then I apologize FOR them as they are NOT acting in accordance with the teachings of Christ & the Bible. I think this person would be MUCH more comfortable as a Muslim. http://www.kjv-truth-ministries.org

    • PreacherCruz

      WOW! This must be a Liberal Troll pretending to be a Christian. Christians are NOT like the "Religion of Peace". We respect a persons right to live how they wish we just don't want to be forced to pretend we agree with it. We are supposed to be examples of WHY people need and should want Jesus not the reason they continue to deny him. This kind of statement IF genuine is NOT real Christian thinking or teaching. http://www.kjv-truth-ministries.org

  • Robalou01

    What does this have to do with baseball???? I hope the game is rained out!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TNDRLU5Y2EQW6W4H3RVRG3QD3I Earl P. Holt III

    This team doesn't have a prayer of winning its division...

  • nanblan

    BOYCOTT the event. I would if I lived in St. Paul!

  • Ed DeRocher

    God says The Atheist is a Fool.

    The Wisdom in God's Word states that it is Folly for a person
    who Answers a Matter Before he has heard all Facts of the Matter. (Proverbs
    18:13) In short, God says he is a Fool. Any wise Lawyer would Not risk his
    reputation in court (as a Fool) by Not investigating All of the Facts in a
    Legal Matter. He would want to be prepared for uncertain rulings that would
    depend on the court's acceptance or rejection of evidence presented. The Bible
    teaches that the man who cannot Reason is a Fool; the man who
    refuses to Reason is a Bigot; the man who is Afraid to Reason is a Slave.
    The Fool wishes he could Reason, but cannot, he has No Moral Compass;
    the Bigot is able to Reason, but Refuses to Accept Correction, he
    is Prideful, (don't confuse me with facts, my mind is made up); the Slave is
    able to Reason, but he is Fearful of what people will say about him,
    (don't make waves, let's go along to get along, Strive for Majority's
    acceptance). But the Willing Man has every good opportunity available by his Ability
    and Willingness to Reason. The God of the Bible is a God of Reason.
    God's Word says, "Come now, let us Reason together, says the Lord,
    though your sins be as Scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be
    Red like crimson, they shall be as wool. If you are (key words) Willing and
    Obedient, you shall eat the good of the land. But if you refuse and rebel, you
    shall be devoured with the sword; for the mouth of the Lord has spoken
    it." (Isaiah 1:18-20) God speaks to the Fools when He says “My people are
    destroyed for lack of knowledge." (Hosea 4:6) "The Fool has said in
    his heart, "There is No God." (Psalms 14:1; 53:1) "For the
    preaching of the Cross is to them that perish Foolishness; But we preach
    Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumbling block, and unto the Greeks
    Foolishness." (1Corinthians 1:18, 23) The Psychiatry profession claims
    that man is a two-part being; he has an Intellect and a Body, and that
    the goodness of man lays within his inner most being. God's Word says this is
    Not correct; there is No goodness in man in his fallen state. (Romans 3:10, 23);
    “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, Not one. For ALL have
    sinned and come short of the Glory of God.” ( In Genesis.1:26,27), God says, "Let
    us make man in OUR image, in OUR likeness," That is a Three-Part being
    in the likeness of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. The
    spirit of man is the most important part of his triune creation. The spirit
    of man was created in the express image of God and is indestructible and
    will live forever in eternity. God created Adam and Eve in His Glory and
    they were spiritually joined to God and they were exceedingly blessed with His
    Grace in all things. But when Adam and Eve rebelled against God's instructions,
    their spiritual connection was severed and their fellowship with God was
    destroyed. Because of Adam's fall, man received as a consequence for his
    disobedience, a sin nature. This sin nature, referred to as "Original
    Sin," is an inborn propensity to commit evil. God is an All-Consuming Fire and He knows that sinful
    man cannot stand in His presence. In the course of 4,000 years, God
    sent His Son Jesus, to save fallen man by becoming a propitiation and sacrifice
    for man's sin, and thereby reconciling man back to God. God is loving, merciful,
    forgiving, and just. The greatest Promise in the Bible is John 3:16,17;
    "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever
    believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For
    God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world
    through Him might be saved." The greatest tragedy is John 3:18; "But
    he that believeth Not is condemned already, (the Atheist, Agnostic) because
    he has not believed in the name of the Only Begotten Son of God." God in
    His love, mercy, forgiveness, and grace, satisfied his Justice and hatred for
    man's sin by providing a way for man to be reconciled to God, by placing the
    entire sins of the world, past, present, and future, upon Jesus, the Lamb of
    God Who is without sin and Who takes away the sin of the world. God takes No
    pleasure in the death of the wicked. Ezekiel 33:11 says, “As I live says the Lord
    God, I have No pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn
    from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye
    die, O house of Israel?” The problem with man’s sin nature is quite simple. Man
    cannot save himself from his destructive sin nature, therefore God provided a
    Savior to deliver him from his evil ways. The Bible way to heaven is achieved by
    a simple Confession and an act of faith found in Romans 10: 9-13; that says,
    ”If you Confess with your Mouth the Lord Jesus and Believe in your Heart
    that God raised Him from the dead, you Will be Saved. For with the Heart
    one believes unto righteousness, and with the Mouth confession is made unto Salvation.
    For the scripture says “Whoever Believes on Him will Not be put to shame.” For
    there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is
    rich to all who call upon Him. For whoever calls upon the Lord
    (Jesus) Shall be Saved.” When a believer Confesses this prayer, he is
    making a proclamation of Identification. He is vicariously in agreement and personally
    Identifies with the death, burial, and resurrection of the Lord Jesus who
    took his sins to the cross and was raised from the dead in hell for the
    forgiveness of all his sins, enabling him to spend eternity with the Father in
    Heaven. The Atheist and Agnostic says God does not exist, yet they have Not
    searched for Him. The man who does Not search for God will generally never find
    Him, but the man who steadfastly searches for God will always find Him. God
    invites men to search for Him, and He promises to reveal Himself to all who
    seek to know Him. Jeremiah 33:3 says, “Call unto me, and I will
    answer you and show you great and mighty things which you do not know.”
    Jeremiah 29: 11-14 says, ”For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says
    the Lord, thoughts of peace and Not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then
    you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you
    will Seek Me and Find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart. I
    will be found by you, says the Lord, and I will bring you back from your
    captivity;” The Atheist and Agnostic
    is without excuse. God has given sinful man a plan of redemption and
    eternal salvation.

    God has given us His son Jesus; He has given us His Holy Word;
    He has given us His Holy Spirit. All man has to do is Choose the path he
    wants to take for his eternal destiny. God does not send sinful man to hell
    and damnation. God has given man a free will to choose his eternal destiny. Sinful
    man sends himself to hell and damnation by default, because he has Not Believed
    on the Name of Jesus, the Only Begotten Son of God. Man has to make this choice while he is yet
    alive, for he cannot choose after he experiences the First physical death.

    The Great White Throne Judgment. Revelation 20:13-15 says, “Then I saw a great
    white throne and Him who sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven
    fled away. And there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and
    great, standing before God, and books were opened. And another book was
    opened, which is the Book
    of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by
    the things which were written in the books. The sea gave up the dead who were
    in it, and Death and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them. And they
    were judged, each one according to his works. Then Death and Hades were cast
    into the Lake of Fire. This is
    the Second Death. And anyone
    Not found written in the Book of Life
    was cast into the Lake of Fire.
    The Second Death is Not
    cessation of physical life, but it is the Eternal
    Separation of Life from Jesus, the eternal source of life. God’s
    Word is His Will, and God’s Will is His Word. The consciousness that
    we have in this mortal life will live for eternity; to be vividly aware
    of eternal glory with God or vividly aware of eternal hell and damnation. Only
    a FOOL Atheist would choose eternal hell over the simple choice of eternal Glory
    with God. John 14:6 says, Jesus said to him, “ I am The (only) Way, The (only)
    Truth, and The (only) Life. No one comes to the Father Except through
    Me.” The Word of God is Divine Truth; inspired by His Holy Spirit; it is
    self-evident truth, and it is beyond debate. The Bible was written and
    canonized over a period of approximately 1700 years by 40 different authors,
    who were inspired by the Holy Spirit of God. The Bible is all about Jesus and He
    is the main character in every book and all of the books are in harmony
    with Jesus as the central theme of man’s salvation. There is not one book that
    contradicts any of the other books. In
    the King James Bible there are 66 books, 1189 chapters, 31,102 verses, 773,746
    words, and 3,566,480 letters. Now imagine taking all these books, chapters,
    verses, words, and letters, and wrapping them all over every square inch of
    Jesus’ body and then covering Him with flesh. The apostle John constantly
    refers to Jesus as the Word of God
    in his Gospel and in his book of Revelation. (John 1:1,14; Revelation 19:13,16)
    “And He [Jesus] was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and His Name is called the Word of God.
    And He [Jesus] has on His vesture and on His thigh a name written, King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Jesus is the Word of God Who became flesh and dwelt among
    us, (John 1:14) and believers are the flesh who become the Word as we study and
    meditate on the Holy Scriptures. “And you shall know the Truth and the
    Truth shall make you Free.” (John 8:32)

    Dr.
    Lewis S. Chafer, Dallas Theological Seminary founder, sums up the Bible in 5
    topical words in his Christian Theology. Christ is the Central Theme
    of Scripture, and as bearing on His Person, the
    Old Testament is 1.) classified as the Preparation for the Coming Christ; 2.) the Four
    Gospels as the Manifestation of
    Christ; 3.) the Book of Acts as the Propagation of Christ's Spirit
    (His Church); 4.) the Epistles as the Explanation
    of the Preparation, Manifestation,
    and Propagation of Christ; and
    5.) the Book of Revelation as the Consummation
    of Christ and His Church. The Glorious Consummation
    of the Creator God with His Redeemed
    Creation; the Church, the
    Bride of Christ shall behold
    Him and Become One With Him
    and Eternally Joined With the Father.

    Logic dictates if the premise is true, the conclusion is true
    also. The Word of God has a truthful premise and ends with a true conclusion. Atheist,
    your name will be found in the Book of
    Life if you confess with your mouth and believe in your heart that
    Jesus is your Lord and Savior of your life. May God grant you the wisdom
    to choose between Heaven and hell; Non-Smoking or Smoking. Amen!
    PTL!

    The Bible is all about Jesus

    Martin Luther called John 3:16 "The
    Heart of the Bible, the Gospel in Miniature." It’s so simple a Child can Understand IT;
    Yet IT Condenses the Deep and Marvelous Truths of Redemption into these few
    Powerful Words of Absolute Assurance:

    "God".............................................The
    Greatest Lover

    "So
    Loved"....................................The Greatest Degree

    "The
    World"...................................The Greatest Number

    "That
    He Gave".............................The Greatest Act

    "His
    Only Begotten Son"...............The Greatest Gift

    "That
    Whosoever".........................The Greatest Invitation

    "Believeth"....................................The
    Greatest Simplicity

    "In
    Him"........................................The Greatest Person

    "Should
    Not Perish"......................The Greatest Deliverance

    "But".............................................The
    Greatest Difference

    "Have"..........................................The
    Greatest Certainty

    "Everlasting
    Life...........................The Greatest Possession

    .Author unknown