An open letter to Kirk Cameron

Kirk,

I really want you to read this and I know you have enough time to respond to this letter because you’re not really doing anything important and you haven’t had a good acting gig since the 80’s. I would like a response to this not because I would like to be famous (or infamous) or because I want to feel like I’ve dominated you in some way that would give me pride points. In fact, I hope this letter reaches you in the best regards for a hopeful reply because like me and many others that try to respond to you on Facebook, you immediately take away someone’s rights at free speech by keeping them from responding any further. When you do this, you are telling me and others how invariably weak and simple-minded you are.

I know this makes you feel all-powerful and “god-like” but what this really says is that you and your friend Ray Comfort cannot and will not tolerate anyone that differs from your opinion on Religion. This tells me that you couldn’t debate or critically think your way out of a wet paper bag. So I implore you to respond to this open letter.

I challenge you to an online debate. It will be really simple and very easy for you to take part in. I would like to be educated by you and in turn would like to educate you. Every debate that I enter I always learn something new and exciting as I’m sure you have as well. You and I are about the same age (I’m older than you by 13 days) so we grew up roughly in the same Generation. I would like to chat with you sometime or talk on the phone whichever you’d like to do.

You see, I am a very simple person. I don’t have very many wants or needs and everything I have in my life I appreciate. Right down to my 200sq ft house, my 1996 Volkswagen GTI and my very loving and beautiful life partner. I have, in essence, everything I need. I am an Atheist and have been for a long time. As a child, I was brought up in the Church of Christ in Middle Tennessee and at 9 I wanted to be baptized. I’m glad my parents told me to wait. I believe that indoctrinating children (even Atheism) is child abuse. Children should be taught how to think and not what to think. I’m wondering if you agree with this?

About your movie, “Saving Christmas”, I will honestly say that I will never pay money to watch this movie, or if I’m given a free ticket I will throw it away and you can believe that I won’t use BitTorrent to pirate your movie. I hope you can respect that decision that I’ve made. Because you are dreadfully wrong about “Christmas”. Sure Christmas is the label we call the pagan holiday, because where the Christians got the idea for “Christmas” was a Roman Holiday started by Aurelian around 270A.D. and named this holiday “Dies Natalis Solis Invicti” which translated means “the birthday of the Unconquered Sun”. It’s easy for a goat herder or someone with no education to get the words “Sun” and “Son” mixed up don’t you agree? Malachi 4:2 in your bible goes into further verification of this mix-up.

Malachi 4:2 (NRSV)

2 But for you who revere my name the sun of righteousness shall rise, with healing in its wings. You shall go out leaping like calves from the stall.

It was supposed that Jesus’ conception date is March 25, which ironically is around Easter, which would put Jesus’ birth date on December 25th +/-. But you know, I could go on and on about this subject but I keep coming to the dead-end of Jesus’ actual existence. I have yet to have anyone meet my challenge and show proof of Jesus’ existence outside of the bible. In other words, not including the bible, Jesus is never mentioned in any Jewish or Roman texts of that time period (0 A.D.- 33 A.D.) and The Romans and Jews within 10-15 miles of Jesus’ supposed location were writing like crazy and these writings still exist today! Surely some Roman or Jew would have written about some “Crazy guy that thinks he’s the son of God” wouldn’t you agree?

Anyways, Kirk, I hope you are doing well and I hope that I hear back from you. If you can’t take criticism for your beliefs, maybe your beliefs aren’t justified?

Let’s talk Kirk.

Sincerely,

Chris Faulkner

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