At least Ray is dependable. You know he won’t let us down by not bringing us more stupid analogies…
It was only those who believed that the Titanic was sinking that got into the lifeboats. Had they not believed, they would have stayed on board and gone down with the ship. The atheist says that he believes that he has no beliefs, but he his own mouth betrays him. He has strong convictions (beliefs) that this great ship isn’t going sink. So he stays with his beliefs. Water laps around his neck and he says all is well. Death has him marked, and he refuses to even put up a fight. Don’t be like them. God has provided a lifeboat for those who believe, repent and trust the Savior.
No, Ray. This is one of your more over used analogies, and it’s still as false as it ever was. You see, the poor people on the Titanic (once again you show you have no qualms using the tragedies of others to further your own cause) didn’t have to rely on the words of other people that the ship was sinking. They were perfectly capable of noticing their physical ship sinking in this very physical reality. That’s why they did jump into the life boats (the few of them that were available, that is). Tell me, Ray: if I were on a cruise ship with you and suddenly ran up to you, shouting “the ship is sinking”! Would you simply take my word for it and head straight for the life boats? Or would you dismiss me because you could see for yourself that the ship isn’t sinking at all?
In fact – and this is the rather ironic part – I would bet good money that, should the scenario that Ray painted for us ever occur, Ray would be the one who stayed behind. Why? Because, damnit, unless God himself told him the ship was sinking, he would refuse to believe it!