A Complete and Thorough Defense of Atheism: Epilogue

Fiction By Hannah D. // 5/29/2013

Frederick glanced once more over the last letter from his mysterious friend. A smile crept slowly over his lips. Had quaint old Mr. Dogood been a Christian all this time?

The even queerer style of his penmanship made the words seem to hover of the page. The classroom was empty now. Even the Professor had had to leave soon after class. Folding the letter back into his backpack, he walked to the teacher’s desk. It didn’t take many opening and closing of drawers to find an old-fashioned ink-well with a calligraphy pen.

With a grin that comes from the satisfaction of finding one is correct in something, Frederick sat down and took out a pen of his own. “Dear Mr. Dogood,” he wrote.

“I cannot thank you enough for your time and patience, sir. It may be a quaint means of evangelism, but in the end, I was shown the irrationality of my old blind faith.

“The Holy Spirit came to me under the hand of his daughter, a woman named Mary Madeline. We met by chance at the park one day and when she discovered your letters, she helped to explain them. We discussed everything, we went over the Scriptures – I believe she was praying for me. I did not always welcome it – truth be told I was often rather hostile – but she still managed to show me the unchanging truths of our Christian faith.

I can assure you that, God willing, I will never doubt His Word again. The Bible is true; what’s more, God has given us reasons to believe it. ‘The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”’”

He signed it ‘Forever in Christ,’ and he left it on the Professor’s desk.

Comments

I really enjoyed reading this

I really enjoyed reading this and am impressed on how creative you made this by putting this in story-form! You researched incredibly well. Great job! :)

Haha, I wrote a comment not knowing I was signed out and so I hope it doesn't get published because it will just be a duplicate comment.

- Megan (my name is Megan)

Lucy Anne | Mon, 06/24/2013

"It is not the length of life, but the depth of life." Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thank you so much! I really

Thank you so much! I really enjoyed writing this and am glad it was enjoyable to read. : )

Hannah D. | Mon, 06/24/2013

"Reason itself is a matter of faith. It is an act of faith to assert that our thoughts have any relation to reality at all." - G. K. Chesterton

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