8 Reasons Why Atheists Are Against Christianity
Quick look at Christianity
There's Christianity, and there's Christianity. Just like there's love and love. Two different things that people give the same title. There's actual love, where it’s about a deep care for a person; and then there's the love that every couple clings on to after the first date, make big promises about, and tarnish it later. Here's the catch: genuine love doesn't break or bend. The copied versions do. Enough about love..
Christianity and Christianity: Christianity that stems from what Christ taught is based purely on love. (The genuine kind) There's a verse explaining that kind of love somewhere in the Bible. Christianity is a faith expressed through love. Love for God, and love for your neighbor. It is in fact the greatest commandment. That's what Christianity is meant to be. Christians who practice it form the true Church. A church based on objective truths.
And then there's the Christianity everyone is familiar with. It takes many forms. Sometimes it’s based on subjective truths to amass money for the leaders at the top, other times it's a social construct used to control the masses. It's the religion that people rise up against, and the religion that fights back.
So why are atheists really against Christianity? A couple of reasons, I’ll list some:
1. Only know of the false church
They've been introduced to the farce that calls itself Christianity. The kind that gives you all the reasons in the world why you're "not successful in life because you give little offerings" or "God's blessings in your life are determined by how many times you recite a prayer" etc...
Seriously, this "gospel of prosperity" is really deviating people from the fundamentals of the kingdom of God. Christ Himself told people that they should store up riches in heaven. Anyone can use logic to argue about what this kind of church teaches. Some atheists do, hence turn away from Christianity. I don't blame them there, after all, they've been misled on what Christianity is really about.
2. Anger towards God
They are angry with God. They either blame Him for a something that happened in their lives, or something they wanted Him to do, but He didn't do. Your country is at war, maybe you lost a baby (miscarriage), you had an accident, you were raped, your business empire collapsed, your parents divorced, etc. Some things are big, you had no control over them, and it's hard to come into terms with what happened. If God was real, He should have made things better, He should have cured your dying sibling, He should have stopped them from bombing the school that your kid goes to...etc. God let's things happen for a reason. I can't speak for you at an individual level, but if you look closely at your life, there's a reason why something happened. Sometimes God allows people to get into trouble because it's the only way they'll turn to Him, other times as a test of their faith, etc. Most true Christians come out of these life tries with their faith in God strengthened and renewed.
3. God doesn't meet their expectations
They are disappointed in God. That guy is a tyrant and he's successful, and this guy is a strong believer in God, yet he lives in under a bridge and sleeps hungry. Where is his God? Why doesn't God stop all the fighting? There are two things here: One, understand that God does not control anybody's will, unless you subject yours to His. Man's very first gift after creation was that of free will. God won't take it back because you use it wrongly. Secondly, when you have left God and are set in your evil ways, yet your life is terrific, you have wool over your eyes. Sometimes the enemy makes you feel very comfortable, that you don't want to change your ways. "It's like a prison that's so comfy you don't want to leave." When that prison door closes, you won't be able to leave.
4. The thin wall of "Science"
Atheists really like pulling out the "Science" card. Yes, it's science in quotes. I'll explain. Here's how science generally works: You start off with a hypothesis/theory. You test it. The result will either approve what you have to be a fact, or tell you to look elsewhere. You can't refute facts. But you can disapprove a theory. Facts are objective truths. They stand for and defend themselves. People get caught up in the web of facts and theories, label it "Science", and swear by it. The scientific process throws a lot of theories to the curb, and only a very few theories come to fruition.
Here's the catch- scientific facts don't contradict God. But a theory, no matter how valid or what top-notch scientist said it, is still a theory. Take evolution for example. It's the theory of evolution. That doesn't mean some facts about it aren't true- like the passing of traits through the DNA. But don't get the proven science facts to rubber stamp the entire theory of evolution. Like aspects that order, harmony and balance are created from disorder, while simple facts like the law of entropy negate that.
5. They don't want to be told what they do is wrong
This one is easy. This class of atheists just wants the rest of the world to back off and let them enjoy their worldly pressures free of judgement.
Forgive the term but a spade is a spade. Some people get themselves into problems and blame God. You skip classes, don't study for tests, fail the exam, and say there's no God in the universe. You jump off a roof, break a leg, and suddenly God is not fair to you. You sleep around, get herpes, and then say that if there's a God, he just doesn't love you. You just need to get your act together.
7. The logical ones
They are really searching for the truth. No issue here. If one is really searching for the truth, one way or another they'll end up at Christ. No need to push them. They will find the way. Anyone who is looking will see it.
8. The driver's seat is mine
It’s scary letting go and letting someone else take control over your life. Trust issues, that's understandable, but only when it happens with another person. Here, one forgets that they can really trust God.
God gave you a gift- Free will. He will not take it back. The choice you make, it will be up to you. No one can force you to make a choice on what to believe. Because then it won't be in truth or in spirit. God is abundant in love and mercy. He is also just. God does not want to chain you into worshiping Him. He wants you to do it because you know Him.
People have been invited to salvation in a way that makes it seem they are doing God a favor just by believing in Him. Salvation is the greatest gift you can choose for yourself. Ask yourself what will matter more to you when you're just a few breaths away from death- will it be where you're coming from, what you did, or where you're going?
When you choose Christ, the world will think of you as foolish. You will be mocked, insulted and even cursed. Don't worry. In fact, be glad. Because the blessings are rewards that are in store for you are simply great.
True Christianity is not the religion. It is a gospel of faith. Faith expressed through love.