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Do Atheist, Agnostics Hate Religion?
I was born and raised a Catholic. I can see why some people get turned off to churches. First of all I think we go to church to please and worship God, and for no other reason. I personally believe in the bible and John chapter 6.The part about the Body and Blood of Christ. Jesus told us we have no life without him. According to Jesus this is not symbolic, but is to be taken literally. In all 4 of the Last Supper accounts Jesus tells us "this is my body" and "this is my blood".That being said,then Atheist, and Agnostics, do not believe in the bible. I don't think they hate religion just the people that have no respect for them.
If you don't believe in the Bible than you will not understand John chapter 6.That's one reason why I think Atheist and Agnostics do like religion.
Agnostic is a person who I believe are people who have no knowledge of anything metaphysical. like angels, spirits, or that God exist. We must remember that all agnostic people are not atheist. According to the Catholic Church theistic agnostic fidest believe in God, but do not believe their understanding of God is knowable by natural means.
Atheist I think they have a belief system that there is no God.
I think the greatest thing I can do as a Christian is try to respect the Atheist and the Agnostic and hope they can do the same for me. There is a difference between the atheist and the new atheist, From what I have read the New Atheist consider it their duty to scorn and ridicule religious belief. This I do not agree with at all.
The main thing we need to remember is God made all humans. If you are a Christian you must respect everyone and that includes the Atheist and the Agnostic.
I could have been an Atheist or a Christian. My mother was a Catholic and my father told me there is no God and when you die, you are dead that is it period.
Life With Christ
I can't really tell you why Atheist hate religion. I can only tell you why I am a Christian, and hope this will make some sense to you. My life works with Christ, its very simple. It does not work any other way. I tried other things they don't work and I was never happy. I get a lot of," if it works for you that's FINE". I do not want it to be fine, I want you to be happy, less stressed, kinder, and at peace and fine. If your life does not work try something different. You are responsible for your life and your happiness. I know 2 people right now that are miserable but will not accept God or church. They both claim to hate religion. Its not that they hate me its just that they dislike that I have a religion. I think If I were them I would try something different and see if anything changed.
No person can answer the question why Atheist and Agnostics hate religion.I would have to be an Atheist to answer that question, That's like asking me a short person how it feels to be short, It feels great I don't know anything else. I think these people were raised Agnostic or Atheist and it just continued on. This maybe why some don't like religion, you only know what you come from and were taught by your parents. Unless you alone decide to change the tradition.
What The Church Teaches
The Catechism of the Catholic Church, promulgated by Pope John Paul II, states that Atheism: The denial in theory and/ or practice that God exists. Atheism is a sin against the virtue of religion required by the first commandment of the law (2124-2125).
Atheism covers many different phenomena. One of the forms is practical materialism, another is Atheistic humanism falsely considers man to be an end to himself with supreme control, of his own history. Another form of atheism looks for liberation of man though economic and social liberation. This is another reason why they can't believe in religion. It would discourage them from working for a better form of life on earth. To the Atheist religion deceives him by hope in a future life. As for me I love the belief of an afterlife. I have a great nearness to God that can only be experienced, not explained in any words. I personally knew that Jesus existed when I was 11 years old. I believe that our life is a struggle that is constantly a choice between good or evil, and right and wrong. We decide and in today's world this is very hard. I need my faith to constantly remind me to make the right decisions and choices in my life. I like keeping my eyes focused on Jesus I make a lot less mistakes. In order to have a conscience I think we all need to believe in a greater power and religion. We are capable of great missions or great wickedness. We all have our own human weakness, and I need Jesus to stay on the right place I am supposed to be at. What does an Atheist do if one of their children had a life threatening illness? I always have my hope.