“there would be mockers in the last time who would walk according to their own ungodly lusts. These are sensual persons, who cause divisions, not having the Spirit” (Jude 18-19).
Thomas Paine. David Hume. Robert Ingersoll. Robert Owen.
Lauded by this world as great and noteworthy intellectually speaking, God describes them as petulant and childish, spiritually speaking. Mockers/scoffers (the same Greek word is used to translate both English words) ridicule and reject God’s word because it denies them a lifestyle of self-indulgence in ungodly and worldly lusts.
Be not deceived: Atheism, Skepticism, Agnosticism, Anti-supernaturalism, Modernism, and Postmodernism are embraced because of the license to sin each philosophy permits. It is NOT because of credible evidence or of intellectual honesty.
That is the truth about mockers/scoffers.