Inspector Clouseau would say that they are having a rit of fealous jage.
There is a certain kind of person who finds fault with everything you say. Anybody else know one of these?
And it’s because you’re a believer in Jesus. That’s the conclusion I’ve come to in my case, anyway. To agree you’re right about ANYTHING means you COULD be right about Jesus! Not everyone who disagrees with you now and then falls into this category, but some do. I try to nip these “friendships” in the bud when I recognize them. It can take a while to see them as what they are.
The great Kingsley Amis has a line about some character in one of novels “always looking for the first chance to go at cross purposes to me” in conversation—or somethng like that. Oh boy did that sound familiar. Of course in Kingley’s experience it probably had something to with contradicting the great Kingsley Amis.
I’ve also started coming to the conclusion that political differences are not fundamentally political differences—i.e., socialism versus free markets. They are basically atheist-versus-believer differences. After all, giving up atheism would mean you’d have to change your life in a very big, deep, meaningful way.
This is why we can’t abandon the social-conservative causes. Not in politics and not in our lives. They are the crux of the matter, not a tangential issue.
The Bible covers it with this verse:
“[And this is the condemnation] that light is come into the world but men loved darkness rather than light because their deeds were evil.” ~ John 3:19
It wasn’t supposed to be this way. They’re the smartest people in the room. How dare people have faith when they ‘know’ better.
It's intense envy, which is a side effect of vanity, thinking way too highly of oneself. Vanity is a much easier trap to fall into when someone believes they are the top of the intellectual food chain, with nothing to look up to and many less "enlightened" people look down upon. Statistically Christians tend to live longer happier lives, have more successful marriages, have more children, drive bigger cars, live in bigger houses, do better in school, sports, business, and life in general. No fair! The nature of envy is to not acquire the object of their envy, but to destroy it. Thomas Aquinas noted that "inordinate self-love is the cause of every sin ... the root of pride is found to consist in man not being, in some way, subject to God and His rule."
I’ve heard this explanation before, that atheists love their sin more than God, but to hate God implies that one knows God and then rejects Him, and I don’t think that flies. We could get into some heavy theology like predestination, our will vs. God’s will, etc., but I can’t believe that atheists have ever met up with God and know Him. To do so is a life-changing experience.
They do it because they believe it works and the results of the last 50 years support their belief.
When you believe in nothing you hate those with strong beliefs. Liberals and atheists have much in common.
It would be good to keep this Scripturally factual. Herod sought to slay all male children under 2 years old, after he learned of His existence after the arrival of the wise men from Padan-Aram, about 2 years after His birth.
They pray at the alter of Gov’t. And rights granted by Gov’t can be rescinded (especially the 1st & 2nd Amendments).
That is why they hate religion and especially Christians, nothing more complicated than that.
If you remove religion, you remove the Bill of Rights and replace it with what the Gov’t deems appropriate.
The root? Could it beee... SATAN?
Then call me goofy, too. I appreciate the Lord God coming into the world for us, to us. Thank you, God.
Because some atheists are jerks, just as some Christians are jerks, just as some Hindus...etc.
Christmas, if you really get down to the brass tacks of it, isnt about reindeer, elves,
It is to some. It isn't to others. To each their own. While I'm an atheist myself, I've always enjoyed Christmas. Granted, I only celebrate the secular aspects of it (gift-giving, watching Rankin-Bass tv specials, lights, and so on).
no god == no absolutes == no sin