As reported by John Burger:
In a twist that would have been unthinkable five decades ago, a man in Russia could go to jail for blogging that God does not exist.
Ironically, Viktor Krasnov’s day in court was to be Tuesday [April 12], which was the 55th anniversary of the historic space flight of [Christian] Cosmonaut Yuri Gargarin. Soviet [atheist] leader Nikita Khrushchev later said in a speech that Gargarin found no evidence of God while orbiting Earth
But that’s not so much as effective reasoning than a politically charged quip from an atheist politician. This next quote puts things into perspective:
Since God is Spirit, then His image can only be that which is also spirit; since God is not matter, His image cannot be imparted to matter, which is regarded at best as a mere production of God and hence alien to Him in a sense which spirit cannot be.
- Burger, J. (2016) Atheist Blogger Challenges New Russian “Blasphemy” Law. Available http://aleteia.org/2016/04/14/atheist-blogger-challenges-new-russian-blasphemy-law/. Last accessed 29th May 2016.
- Rushdoony, R.J. (1959). By What Standard? An Analysis of the Philosophy of Cornelius Van Til. The Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing Company, Philadelphia, p. 124