The Atheist Who Went To Church.

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Clearly, most churches have aligned themselves against non-religious people. By adopting this stance, Christians have turned off the people I would think they want to connect with. The combative stance I’ve observed is an approach that causes people to become apathetic—and even antagonistic—toward religion as a whole. Many evangelical pastors seem to perceive just about everything to be a threat against Christianity. Evolution is a threat. Gay marriage is a threat. A swear word uttered accidentally on television is a threat. Democrats are a threat. I don’t see how any of these things pose a threat against Christianity. If someone disagrees with you about politics or social issues or the matter of origins, isn’t that just democracy and free speech in action? Why do Christians feel so threatened?

You need to spread the message of Christianity—the message being what Christianity stands for—loving each other, helping the people around you. Those are things everyone can get on board with.

4 Responses to “Christians!”

  1. Iakobos says:

    You need to spread the message of Christianity- the message being what Christianity stands for- loving each other, helping the people around you

    This may be the natural outworking of Christianity, but it is not the message.
    The message is about a person, not a generalised love.

    I just get edgy whenever non-Christians try to tell me what Christianity is all about.

  2. Richard McIntosh says:

    Here! Here!

  3. chris says:

    I’d rather non-Christians thought Christianity was about love and respect and all that rather than hating gays and bombing muslims. It would be a much better starting point.

  4. Iakobos says:

    I’d rather they thought it was about neither.

    And more people seem to labour under the first misapprehension than the second.
    Most people are intelligent enough to realise that a nutter whose ultimate ambition is to find a gay muslim community to drop bombs on has little to do with authentic Christianity.

    Also, in conversation, the second misapprehension is easier to dispel than the first.