A Rebuttal to Moonfroth's Arguments Concerning Christianity
The Mistake of Atheists
The common most mistake that atheists make about us Christians is to assume that we fall into any pattern whatsoever, much less believe in the trinity, (although I do).
When I say, "In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit", I'm speaking of three different aspects of the same entity, which are indivisible.
Perhaps Moonfroth is concerned that we waste our time on unprofitable argument. You know the like. One part of the congregation wants blue prayer books, the other red. One group of Christians love speaking in tongues, others don't. In some churches the ladies wear skirts, while in other churches clean jeans are fine.
Well, we do a lot of that, no argument there. Perhaps it's that we Christians are never really given our due, nor is our God Jesus. We are still reading a book (the Bible), that was written many years ago, by a desert people, a Jewish people. We hardly seem to be keeping up with the times.
But all that changed when our Savior Jesus, (or Yeshua bar Yusef ) or Joshua bar Joseph, but by any name, he spoke of a better world, and we follow him because we want to be better. We want to be like him. We want to be long-suffering, and not punch self-righteous atheists in the face.
The argument of factuality is brought up. How did Cain and Abel get wives, if they were the first children? Was Jonah really able to be in the belly of a whale? I don't think these are things Christians gloss over. I know for me it was a twenty year struggle to finally say, whether or not it's true doesn't matter. Christ's personal message matters.
There is then our past sins in Christianity, and bear them we must. The Spanish Inquisition, the Crusades, the awful burning of "witches" It is sad, sometimes unbearable. Many a day, I was ashamed, and stood silent around non-believers. I don't do that now. I realize that Christianity can be grossly twisted. But, I do know this; if one really, really listens to the Lord's message, there is no room for war, or hate, or oppression, or violence, or prejudice.
This is that nut, that kernel of goodness, is what we hunger for. When one is close to the Lord, separation is painful. One feels fatherless, friendless. When one has drawn near this unseen entity, one wishes to never leave.
I was speaking yesterday to this gal I've been praying for .. She had cancer. She doesn't now We were happy, with tears in our eyes. I wasn't surprised. Every person I've prayed for to have their cancer cured has been cured. Is it by chance? Most Christians believe it's not.
I believe, eventually, along with Higgs Boson, that we will prove that thought can change one's surroundings. What is prayer, but good thoughts, good intent? On some nanolevel, on some molecular level, we will find that Christ, with his very odd and miraculous message of forgiveness and love had it right. We are what we think.