reply to post by gentledissident
I have to admit that it really bothers me that you think we're all idiots who need a crutch because we're afraid of death. As if that sums up the
The atheist assumes much to much about what they presume to know with certainty, when some of us are attempting, with great courage, to explore the
ineffible mystery of God's love, and yes I can appreciate the irony here of the degree to which the atheist's stance really peeves me off!
And there's this arrogant smugness you seem to have, which just isn't all that lovable to be honest.
Therefore, the only way to take it is as a test, to help tear down my ego in order to equip me even moreso, to love, even in the face of vitriolic
antagonism and intollerance, so thank you for that, just so long as you don't assume that you're right and I'm wrong ie: that you won..
Me I'm all for what I call a participatory eschatology, which actually involves turning to the last page of the Bible, closing the book and then
getting on with the business of living life to the full as a child of God, so you ought to appreciate my work moreso than you do.
What the atheist leaves us with, at the end of the day, or what they would if given the opportunity, is to set us adrift on the ocean of time and
history without a strong rudder or a powerful lighthouse.
Me I prefer the idea that the creation is like a house of God, and we, as adopted children, have come into an inheritance prepared for us from the
time before time, as a fount of everlasting inspiration.
In my worldview, it's an end with a bright new beginning, not more of the status quo without any frame of reference.. except a "secular humanism" amid
competing "rational self interests".. (sure to fail in times of moral and other crisis)
Would atheists dance around a book burning of ancient wisdom literature, just to be RIGHT? That's my question to you.
with love (somewhat begrudgingly),
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