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?