Sam Stinson to Terry W. Benton:
Terry wrote, "The fool has said in his heart, there is no God (Psalm 14:1). Can
someone say "there is no God" and not be a fool? You never seem to get
around to answering this? Why? Who can say "there is no God" and not
be a fool?"
Brother, please forgive my intrusion, if it is an intrusion, in this
discussion. The question you pose, if you will allow my paraphrase of
it, is this: "Is someone necessarily a fool if he says there is no
Let us define a fool as a man lacking judgment. Assume a man is
ignorant of the fact that there is a God--he has not examined
creation, though he could, which reveals Yahweh's glory. (cf. Psa.
19) Does this man's ignorance necessarily mean this man lacks
judgment or discernment?