Fellow internet junkies,
Why is it we always use and abuse common sense, values, money, and other people?
We know that we should do unto others as we would have them do unto us …. Jesus said that 2,000 years ago, and it has become a principle in Western Culture. And yes, it is a principle in Eastern Cultures as well – but, I am writing about the Western Culture.
I just read a blog by a now-practicing-atheist. Christians becoming atheists and telling everyone how bad Christianity is has become common today, yes it is the new black, there are many former Christians making money by becoming atheist speakers and writers. Several of the ones I know were Christian ministers, they most likely burned out, but I do not know the particulars of each of their stories.
But, I do know, each one is VERY touchy about their transition and their “new found faith.” Very touchy.
OK, I get the conversion. Mostly. But, I do not understand hating what you once believed – you will find my story above. I made that journey BEFORE they paid you to leave the church.
I was not abused by my fellow Christians. I was NEVER threatened. I did not have a long story to tell people about how bad every Christian in the world was.
Because I knew that was not true.
So, I did not go around writing bad about other people.
To be fair, some of the new-atheists are not aggressive, and some are.
What goes around will come around. That is not ‘karma.’ That is a fact of life.
If you want people to love you, you must love them. Do not betray them, betrayal is NOT LOVE. Betrayal is hate.
And if you have been a Pastor and do not understand that, how can you tell people you were ever a Christian?
Maybe I am old-fashioned. Maybe it is because I am a true believer. Maybe it is because I went through the ‘Dark Night.’
Maybe I just do not understand the new-atheist?
Does anyone understand the new-atheist?