Saturday, December 08, 2007
THE SIMON MAGUS AWARD OF THE DAY GOES TO:
Ray Ideus, who was a Lutheran minister for 30 years before becoming an atheist. Ideus sued the Spokane Washington Police department to remove the cross from the official chaplain’s badge. The city agreed to do it in a settlement.
Ideus said “It’s very important that they’ll have to take that cross off." It certainly is for an atheist, especially one who participated in the church and its ordinances for 3 decades. The cross must evoke terrible feelings of anger, reminding him of Christ's sacrifice, which he has rejected.
The preaching of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing.