I like this post from Atheist Revolution. You cannot have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, because Jesus Christ is not a person. End of story.
- “Send money. It’s not for me, it’s for God!”
- “Of course, God doesn’t need money. So I’ll keep the money part, and just send God the glory you’ve included. He loves glory.”
Here is the whole thing boiled down to a cinder.
The evangelist says: “We are doing this wonderful thing. Won’t you send us money so we can keep doing this wonderful thing?”
But what is he doing, exactly? You just saw it. He’s asking for money. That’s all! It’s not really so wonderful. The “wonderful” part is a lie.
For some reason, however, lots of people kind of want it to be true. So they believe him. And they send money. And he gets to keep doing his thing, which is wonderful, if only for him.