I thought I begin a new series that I will load up from time to time, of things that make good illustrations for apologetics conversations or sermons, especially from the perspective of Van Til’s and Greg Bahnsen’s presuppositionalism.
NY motorcyclist dies on ride protesting helmet law
ONONDAGA, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a motorcyclist participating in a protest ride against helmet laws in upstate New York died after he flipped over the bike’s handlebars and hit his head on the pavement.
The accident happened Saturday afternoon in the town of Onondaga, in central New York near Syracuse.
State troopers tell The Post-Standard of Syracuse that 55-year-old Philip A. Contos of Parish, N.Y., was driving a 1983 Harley Davidson with a group of bikers who were protesting helmet laws by not wearing helmets.
Troopers say Contos hit his brakes and the motorcycle fishtailed. The bike spun out of control, and Contos toppled over the handlebars. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.
Troopers say Contos would have likely survived if he had been wearing a helmet.
Information from: The Post-Standard, http://www.syracuse.com
Point: This irony is like the same characteristic of unbelief. Protesting against God’s laws, the devastating consequences is a demonstration against the very protest one lobbies against God’s rule. The protest itself is self-defeating. The harm it causes is self-inflicting.