Merry Christmas ping!
Quick, somebody. Make some ceramic figures of Kramer, George Costanza and his dad, and some of the others, and put up a minuture Festavus scene. Complete with tiny pole, dining room table, and a space for the feats of strength to be played out. Then put it in the rotunda, and watch the fun.
Article: “As a Christian, I can actually sympathize with your struggle with faith; I can appreciate how hard it can be, for various reasons, to believe that there is a good God and that life is more than just what meets the eyes; I can understand the anger that comes from thinking that if the notions of joy, love, peace, and eternal beatitude are nonsense, they are hateful and must be attacked.”
That pretty much states how I feel about unbelievers. It’s so much easier just to make peace with our maker, but I understand why some people struggle so hard to resist Him.
>> “Atheism is indeed the most daring of all dogmas . . . for it is the assertion of a universal negative.”
That description doesn’t work for me; it is itself dogmatic.
Quite honestly, it’s a waste of time for a person of Faith to contemplate the rationale of atheism. Only a person of Faith can dispute it’s existence. For those who haven’t tried it, are merely speaking of things they don’t know. Form your own analogies.
Bigots can masquerade as atheists, but that doesn’t mean their hatred is a principle characteristic shared by atheists in general.
Okay, who put the sign on Baby Jesus saying all atheists are going to hell? There isn't one? My, these folks seem to be hallucinating. Was there really a sing on the nativity scene that said people had to bow down to it or go to hell? Call me silly, but somehow I just can't believe this.
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C.S. Lewis was all over this as well. The terminology of human affection and agape love is wholly religious. Atheists have to appropriate it in order to appear normal and human.
I don't know why this...
"For today in the city of David, a Savior has been born for you, who is Messiah and Lord." -Luke 2:11
...scares so many people?
Either you believe, or you don't. Seems so very simple.
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Ah yes, Christmas season - when atheists start foaming at the mouth with rabid hatred and envy, and cannot tolerate that anyone actually believes in God. They want people to believe in Them instead. Pure, unadulterated Envy. And you can tell because they are miserable and angry.
All atheists are not rabid hateful fascists, just some. Respectful atheists are not driven mad because people worship God instead of Them. There are many such reasonable atheists on FR. Rational respectful people are not driven mad just because not everyone worships God the same way they do, either, but are actually happy that people worship God even if it's not exactly the same way they do.
These hateful little wannabe tyrants want to destroy every vestige of what makes our country good - the basic freedom to worship God and acknowledge His mercy, goodness and protection, and our duty to Him.
He doesn't just come across that way. He clearly is that way.
Funny how atheists, using the same reasoning as the homosexuals, state that they just want to be left alone, but are not willing to extend the same courtesy to those they disagree with.
Oh! That's right. Silly me. *Do unto others* is not part of their religion.