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"What’s God’s standard of goodness?"
A segment on "The View" on Friday started with a debate over an atheist billboard and ended with a grander discussion about Christian theology, with co-hosts Candace Cameron Bure and Paula Faris discussing the heart of the Bible's gospel message.
The segment started with Joy Behar asking Bure if she's annoyed or offended by a recent Christmas-themed billboard from American Atheists, encouraging people not to attend church during the holidays, to which Bure said that she's actually happy about it.
"I’ll tell you why — you couldn’t feed me something better to say to have a conversation that would then lead into sharing the gospel message," Bure explained. "What is good and what’s the standard of goodness to you and what’s God’s standard of goodness?"
She continued, "And so I love that they put this billboard up."
Guest Sunny Hostin, though, said that, as a Catholic, she isn't a fan of the billboard.
"When you are an atheist telling people not to go to church, it is the equivalent of me trying to push my faith," she said.
But it was when Raven-Symone jumped in and said that "being good" is "what all religious are about" that the conversation took a theological detour.
"And it is about being good," Symone said. "And that’s what all religions are about anyway, be a good person."
But Faris and Bure pushed back against that sentiment, separating Christianity from this characterization.
"Not Christianity. By grace through faith you’ve been saved," Faris said. "It’s nothing that we can do."
From there, Bure and Behar got into a back and forth about the "standard of goodness," with Bure describing the 10 Commandments and how they point to the gospel.
Watch the segment:
Atheist Billboards Saying “Skip Church On Christmas"
An atheist group ruffled feathers by buying billboards saying 'Skip Church This Christmas'. Does it offend you?"It doesn't—and I'll tell you why," Candace Cameron Bure says. "You couldn't feed me something better to say to have a conversation that would then lead into sharing the the gospel message." What do you think of the billboard?Posted by The View on Friday, December 11, 2015
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