Hey, Atheists, Hey…
Hey, Rational Atheists, Hey,
I enjoy some conversations with you. We let each other coexist peacefully. You allow me to pray in your presence and witness about Jesus at times. I allow you to espouse your non-belief and questions about everything I believe, but we walk away with respect for each other. Jesus is real to me and he may/may not have existed to you, but there is a level of respect I have for you because you are actually intrigued to want to know why I believe what I believe without “proof” and I question why you feel the need “proof” for everything when some things we do in life require faith whether we realize it or not. Seldom do you delve into personal reasons to be anti-Christian or anti-religion.
Hey, Angry Atheists, Hey,
Listen. Y’all have got to stop being so angry. It’s hard to take you seriously. Also, you always evangelize. Seriously, you do. Your 180-times-a-day tweets lauding Atheism and how you respond more to “reason” and “evidence” over “belief”…in anything…while mocking those who just apparently aren’t as smart as you are because you’ve perused The God Delusion that one time in Border’s, but haven’t read any other holy book. Sure, you start a conversation rationally, but then you dive overboard with accusations against Christianity alone. I mean, other religions have done heinous things as well. Why not hold everyone to the same standard? And if we’re being honest, there have been plenty of Atheists as well who’ve done some heinous things. Yeah, there have been. Just because someone is a leader of a Muslim country or a Holy Roman Empire doesn’t mean they believe as they mandate. They could just like power and all that it brings. (Heck, recently, Saudi Arabia found out that 5% of its population identified as Atheist, which shocked them, and they have an all-Islam-everything mandate.) I think that wars started and continued more for greed, money, and power more than any religious mandate. I’m sorry if the church hurt you in your past (or present), but maybe your gripe is with those particular people who wronged you and not something effectively intangible.
Hey, Fake Atheists, Hey,
Okay, I know this resurgent “new” wave of Atheism that’s sweeping the world is “exciting” and “interesting,” but I don’t think you should sign on to it when you still believe in God, or just left your church or faith because you came out as gay, or your pastor embezzled your offerings, or someone said something wrong to your younger brother and you used that as an excuse to stop going to church, which you wanted to do anyway, because you’d rather brunch and sit at the park on Sundays. The last time this happened (the 1960s), it lasted for about a decade and a half or so, then it fizzled out. The time before that the same thing happened. History repeats itself. Aside from that, fake Atheist, some of you are actually Agnostic (look it up) because you believe there is a God (or universal force) but we cannot intimately know Him or it. Some of you actually are Christians or believe in God, and even pray from time to time (even some committed real Atheists pray when requested if it’ll make someone feel comfortable? Like…what is going on?! Pick a side! LOL). Some of you go to church to find out more. If you’ve already decided what you are, why are you still trying to poke holes in this Christianity thing just to try and make it collapse, which it hasn’t done in over 2000 years (and before that as Judaism). Maybe you could classify yourself as non-religious, Christian (which some of you are, but it’s “easier” to say Atheist), or the dreaded Spiritual (I have a problem with that classification because it puts importance on self above anything else), but don’t call yourself something you’re not.
Thanks for listening, everyone, regardless of where you fall in the Godless spectrum, even if it’s right up there with Him. 🙂
Keene Point of View