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Christians, could you ever love or even like an atheist?


I'm an atheist and at least 90% of the people I love are Christians. I only have a problem with Christians who use religion as a weapon to harm or control others. Obviously, I know Christians can love atheists because, well, all those people I love seem to love me back. But what I see online makes it seem that some Christians could never, ever see an atheist as an equal or someone worthy of love and definitely never as one worthy of respect. What do you think?

 

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    Keisha Hunter 3 years ago

    I love this comment!


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    Julie McFarland (JMcFarland) 3 years ago

    GREAT answer. You hit the nail on the head. I'm often told by some that I'm not worth their time, like they're in some exclusive club and because I don't believe the same thing they do, I'm not worthy,. I feel sympathy for them. It must be sad.


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    Kylyssa Shay (Kylyssa) 3 years ago

    I think realizing that atheists can only believe what they think is real, just like everybody, is important to finding how to stop the bad behavior that comes from twisting Christianity into a weapon. Thank you for your insight!

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    Kylyssa Shay (Kylyssa) 3 years ago

    Thank you for your response. I'm not sure how it relates to the question but it was interesting to read. I could probably prove I don't think Gods are real but what would be the point? I take peoples' word when they say they think God is real.

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    Kylyssa Shay (Kylyssa) 3 years ago

    I'm happy to see confirmation of my belief that the hate is not at all a legitimate part of Christianity and it's something the haters need to grow out of. The hate seems to me like fear given voice.

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    Kylyssa Shay (Kylyssa) 3 years ago

    Thank you for helping me understand this problem from a Christian perspective.

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    Kylyssa Shay (Kylyssa) 3 years ago

    I find people of any religion or none who retain the basic principles of compassion and protection of the weak extremely acceptable. Thank you for your concise answer.

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    Kylyssa Shay (Kylyssa) 2 years ago

    You're saving yourself a bunch of heartache. For most of my relationship with my ex, every argument, no matter what it was about, turned into a tirade about my "lack of morality" even if it was just a debate over buying a futon or a sofa sleeper.

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    fit2day 3 years ago

    I can't help but sense that in writing your response, you wrote in a spirit of anger, not saying that I'm necessarily correct in that assumption, but your writing points to bitterness. Jesus said God would not forgive us if we didn't forgive others.


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    Kylyssa Shay (Kylyssa) 3 years ago

    Thank you for helping me to put the pieces together and find out what is actually part of the Christian belief and what is the misuse of religion.

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    Kylyssa Shay (Kylyssa) 3 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your feelings. Every piece to the puzzle is important to the big picture.

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    Kylyssa Shay (Kylyssa) 3 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your insight and Christian perspective.

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    Kylyssa Shay (Kylyssa) 3 years ago

    Thank you for taking the time to answer.

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    Julie McFarland (JMcFarland) 3 years ago

    Slight correction - the Samaritans were not hated by Christians, they were hated by Jews. Additionally, Jesus called a non-Jew dogs, and only helped when faith was evident Mat. 15:21-28


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    Kylyssa Shay (Kylyssa) 3 years ago

    Bit by bit, I'm seeing that active hatred of non-Christians is not a legitimate part of modern Christianity. Thank you!

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    Kylyssa Shay (Kylyssa) 3 years ago

    In both my offline & online life I have gotten death threats from Christians. I've been actually assaulted & had my property vandalized by Christians. Replies like yours suggest that they hide what they're doing from other Christians. Thank y


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    Kylyssa Shay (Kylyssa) 3 years ago

    "I hate it when people use religion to pretend how deep their connection is with the Divine." - Perhaps this is why people sometimes twist religion without a power and control motive? Thank you, you're very insightful.

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    Kylyssa Shay (Kylyssa) 3 years ago

    I live with open-minded Christians like you and my absence of belief has never been an issue between us. My sister-by-choice and the woman I love most in the world is Christian. Thank you for your answer.

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    Kylyssa Shay (Kylyssa) 3 years ago

    What I've learned from studying the Bible for the last 30 years can easily justify bad behavior in Christians. Just ask a Christian who hates gays; he'll quote the Bible at even you. I'm interested in modern religion built around the Book. Thanks!


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    Kylyssa Shay (Kylyssa) 3 years ago

    Thank you for your answer. Is it possible that such people are Christians if they believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God as well as being God and they are trying to live how they think Jesus wants them to?


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    Kylyssa Shay (Kylyssa) 3 years ago

    Thank you for your comment.