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The Athiest

Taking The Guesswork Out of Applying The Bible, Jack Kuhatschek, IVP, 1991, p. 16

While studying in the Holy Lands, a seminary professor of mine met a man who claimed to have memorized the Old Testament&md;in Hebrew! Needless to say, the astonished professor asked for a demonstration. A few days late they sat together in the man's home.

"Where shall we begin?" asked the man.

"Psalm 1, " replied my professor, who was an avid student of the psalms.

Beginning with Psalm 1:1, the man began to recite from memory, while my professor followed along in his Hebrew Bible. For two hours the man continued word for word without a mistake as the professor sat in stunned silence. When the demonstration was over, my professor discovered something even more astonishing about the man&md;he was an atheist! Here was someone who knew the Scriptures better than most Christians ever will, and yet he didn't even believe in God.