Where Has All The Atheists Came From?
What a difference 5 years make
This is something I wrote a few years ago and as I look back through the hub it really reminds me just how much we can change in just a matter of a few years. Honestly I don't even remember writing it.
With that in mind I would like to do something a little unique. I am going to respond to my own writing and describe any differences between now and then and explain why my opinion has changed. I will do so in between sections and mark these sections as "2013". I hope a few will find this as interesting as I do. Either way please leave a comment and let me know what you think.
really hate to satisfy the desire of atheists by Christians to pop up and make comments, just so they can make their usual "You are pushing your belief" comment. I only have a few questions.....
We were warned this would happen
Those of us who are believers were warned years ago of what is to come and one of those is the hatred of Christians. I see many, many articles and forum topics on the opinion that there is no god, and why we shouldn't believe. Yet the articles and threads related to Christianity is attacked, mostly saying that we are trying to push our beliefs. Is this not a double standard?
The fact is that if we are wrong than we have nothing to lose, however if the atheists are wrong they have everything to lose. We are commanded by god to love our brother no matter what. If you truly believe that their is a heaven and a hell, would you not try to make sure those you love make it to heaven?
2013 response to "we were warned this would happen"
Honestly, Christians were hated from the day Christ was born and this is surely not something new, and it was something we were warned. The double standard is also nothing new, the argument is like every other debate that has ever happened with both sides pointing out the faults of the other which never solves anything.
It is very true that if the Christians were wrong than they would lose nothing at all, and that makes me curious as to why argue when they lose nothing to begin with. If they are correct however than they have everything to gain. I will say that being just because I believe that
Christian's are not wrong, it certainly doesn't make them right about everything. As I said 5 years ago, we are commanded to love and if you love someone than you would try with all your strength to save them. Therefor I'm curios again as this is part of our belief system why we are hated by so many. Of course there are Christians that are judgmental, and use an affiliation with Christ only as a means to gain respect, trust, and money from others. I feel that when the majority of us are all given that label because of these few, that has become a double standard.
How smart were people in biblical times
The bible can teach you allot about life, weather you believe or don't believe there is no way to deny this. How smart do you think people in biblical times were? Smart enough to create their own rules that would still apply many years later?
The world's population grows smarter as the years go by. Do you really think that people in biblical times could come up with rules that would still apply to todays world?
There are some rules that we are choosing at a rapid pace to ignore, and we are suffering the consequences. Those who do not believe spend millions to come up with an explanation. Why? If you truly don't believe than why try to explain it, its just a coincidence right? It always seems to come from a monkey!
I am not a spokes person for Christianity I want everyone to understand that. I don't live the way I should, and there are plenty of non-believers that run what one could consider to be a better life than me.
I happen to believe that there is something besides "nature," and the fact is everyone else does as-well. If they didn't, they wouldn't spend millions trying to disprove things.
People say that there is nothing Else out there, so why then do we feel the need to name that nothing? The name being nature. I may be called narrow minded by people who believe diffrently than myself, but the same thing could be said for those people.
Very true that what the bible teaches when written still applies in this day and time. I feel that the non belief is out of fear, and that this nothing that they believe in, is actually the self fulfilling belief. They can live life with no worries, and live like they want with no consequences to suffer for this life.
What these people do not realize is that we can actually have no worries and live life the way we wish, and not pretend or try to make ourselves believe it. We don't have to do those things because Christ paid our debt for us with his life. All we have to do is accept the gift.
If you have never accepted Christ and would like to know how please contact me personally