Originally posted by brandiwine14
reply to post by SilentKoala
As a non Christian looking in I believe the persecutions of the Christians is just beginning. I see it everywhere, on Facebook it's rampant on the media on every internet news page. I see it on the streets of towns where the baby Jesus was replaced with a sign reading "dont believe in fairy tales". I dealt with it at my work when one of my bosses said "it's happy holidays, not Merry Christmas" I say Merry Christmas anyway. Neighbors complaining over Christmas decorations, and this is just what i've seen the last few weeks. Maybe that's not exactly what you meant by persecution but remember this just seems to be only escalating.
I have actually started to hate family members on my facebook page after reading a full page of writing where one told all Christian believers that "they are wrong, there is no big ghost in the sky" this was yesterday. I had to turn it off.
What happened Atheists? Why do you care what others believe? Does their faith in their God really harm you in any way, make you physically ill? You took their God out of all public schools and now I see you trying to take it out of their homes what is wrong with you all?
Maybe you personally are not persecuting them but it is happening, it is all over and as a friend to many of them I feel sad for them. Some of the best people I have ever known were Christians. I admire their faith because I could never believe blindly. I admire they way they forgive others and let hate go, I could never do that. I admire their love for others, I think it's a beautiful thing that they want to save others and share their faith (even though I dont believe). Nope they dont bother me one bit.
I'm Agnostic btw
edit on 20-12-2012 by brandiwine14 because: (no reason given)
I am new here, so I hope I am doing this correctly.
There are some people, both church-goers and non-church goers who are militant in pushing their beliefs and ideas. They share a common rudeness and overbearing nature that just is hurtful toward others.
Frank Schaefer has an interesting book called "Patience With God: Faith for People Who Don't Like Religion (or Atheism)" Schaeffer makes some excellent points about the common attitude on both extremes.
Thanks for reading my post.