Saturday, April 19, 2014
Takes A Mighty Brave Athiest To Pick On A Christian
I don't have a problem with atheists--if you don't believe in God, that's fine with me. I don't have a problem with Catholics, or Jews, or Muslims, or any other religions, either. But it's not enough for some athiests not to believe in God, they feel like they have to ridicule Christians.
I just don't understand the point. If you don't believe in God, what possible harm does it do to you if I do? It's called being a bully.
And Christians are easy targets, because we know our Bible. We believe in peace, we believe in loving thy neighbor, forgiving the sins of others, and Jesus taught us to turn the other cheek. That's the reason athiests pick on Christians--they know that Christians aren't going to fight back because of their beliefs. That's also the reason they don't pick on Muslims--they know the reaction they'll get if they make fun of Muhammad or the Muslim religion would likely be much different.
So basically, they pick on Christians because they're cowards. And while they claim intellectual superiority because they don't believe in religious hokum, they demonstrate it with these sophomoric tantrums around Christian holidays. They have nothing better to do than to stick their thumb in the eye of something that they have never experienced or witnessed, and clearly don't understand. If they had God in their lives, they might find a better way to live with purpose.
So Christians, don't get annoyed with them. It's nothing more than a desperate cry for attention and publicity. They grew up missing a very vital part of the human experience--the belief in a Higher Power. And they miss all the joy, love and peace that comes with that faith. I know a lot of Christians that used to be athiests, but I don't know many Christians that changed their minds and became athiests.
Pray for them--they know not what they do.