Atheist on love

The UK is probably one of the most secular countries in Europe and it is a place where atheist “stood out” in media. The Guardian has launched a challenge to them to express atheism in their own words.

One thing that always surprises and disgusts me about so-called christians is their willingness to hate those who have different beliefs than they; those with other faiths or (especially) no faith at all. If “god is love” then why are his followers so hateful and hate-filled? Of course, “christian love” may perhaps be demonstrated by Orwellian acts of cruelty and violence towards the beloved?

First question: is the comment about “real” Christians or about the “so-called”? In this case what follows is not relevant. We all agree.

The willingness to hate. Since man was created in God’s image and since man has sinned it is quite logical that man is corrupted. Hatred is part of (fallen) man’s nature.

Christians do not really hate those who have different believes. That is why they do charity work in Africa, India, etc. The statement is false!

It is hard to believe that someone has no faith at all. I am not saying religious faith.

God is love; that is correct. His followers are not. His followers are not god and are not love. They sometimes step outside God’s love and guess what’s there?

 

3 thoughts on “Atheist on love

  1. “First question: is the comment about “real” Christians or about the “so-called”? In this case what follows is not relevant. We all agree.”

    To the non-believer, all Christians look the same. That is, not the same, but the same in that they have the same amount of justification to call themselves Christian. So why should I accept that those who don’t act the way you would aren’t Christians and you are, and not the reverse?

    “The willingness to hate. Since man was created in God’s image and since man has sinned it is quite logical that man is corrupted. Hatred is part of (fallen) man’s nature.”

    If man is made in God’s image and sinned, doesn’t that imply that sinning is part of God’s nature?

    “Christians do not really hate those who have different believes. That is why they do charity work in Africa, India, etc.”

    And they do it so they can proselytize and try and convert as many of other faiths as they can.

    “It is hard to believe that someone has no faith at all. I am not saying religious faith.”

    Well, believe it! Pleased to meet you.

  2. “So why should I accept that those who don’t act the way you would aren’t Christians and you are, and not the reverse?”
    Maybe you could establish that according to their deeds i.e. look at what they do not at what they say.

    “If man is made in God’s image and sinned, doesn’t that imply that sinning is part of God’s nature?”
    No, because being made in God’s image does not mean being made totally in God’s image. That would mean that God would have done only exact copies of himself. Man is said to have moral freedom, he can choose. So I think that man can be made in God’s image but have some traits that are not in God. Sin is not part of God’s nature.

    “And they do it so they can proselytize and try and convert as many of other faiths as they can.”
    I don’t think proselytizing is done in 100% of cases. And I don’t think a message of love and forgiveness is hate. But they are free to say “No” of course.

    “Well, believe it! Pleased to meet you.”
    I cannot. I have no faith for that. Thanks for passing by.

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