That the general consensus is that it is OK for a "christian" to share beliefs outside of a church settings (even when it is explicitly stated by law that this can NOT happen in certain settings). BUT that it is not OK for an Atheist to randomly tell a child (or adult) that does not share their beliefs, that there is NO god? (this also applies to ALL other Religious Affiliations that are not derived from any christian sect. Atheism was used only as an example for this scenario).
I am genuinely interested in the defensive measures of any of the christian sects to combat the every growing enlightenment of North American populous , specifically in the US.
PLEASE, DO NOT QUOTE SCRIPTURE. IT HAS NO DEFENSE TO A "NON BELIEVER" AND HOLDS NO SUBSTANCE.
Answer by ObbyDobbie at 11:44 AM on Dec. 5, 2009
Answer by 3gigglemonsters at 12:02 PM on Dec. 5, 2009
Answer by ObbyDobbie at 12:07 PM on Dec. 5, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 12:12 PM on Dec. 5, 2009
Many have forgotten that we are to preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words. We are to show our love for God by what we do for others. Then and only when a questionis asked we answer. To push the word is the best way to turn people off. There are number of Dominations that think they are to push. Most of the time what they push is false in itself, and throws even more confusion into the mix. No wonder there are so many atheists out there. You are more then welcome to share what you believe but be ready for others to tell you their own beliefs. As for telling children what you believe with mine I don't have a problem with that. If Christians are strong in what they believe then their children should be well versed enough to understand, and ask questions. You telling a child what you believe will not cause them not to believe.
Answer by Anonymous at 12:14 PM on Dec. 5, 2009
The fact is you live in a country were the majority of people are Christian so it will be hard for people with non-christian beliefs. If someone told my kids there was no God I would explain to them that this is what some people believe but I believe very differently and yes God does exist. If I lived in country that was mostly Muslim I would try to find ways to honor my own beliefs. Same goes if I lived in a country that was mostly Atheist or Jewish.
Answer by RyansMom001 at 12:14 PM on Dec. 5, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 12:15 PM on Dec. 5, 2009
Answered at 12:12 PM on Dec. 5, 2009 by: Anonymous
...but if you want a defense one would be sharing a beliefs the other would be telling a kid their belief is wrong.
If the kid has been brought up to believe that there are no gods than sharing the belief would be telling them their beliefs are wrong as well. It could be flipped either way.
Answer by nysa00 at 12:17 PM on Dec. 5, 2009
Answer by ObbyDobbie at 12:19 PM on Dec. 5, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 12:27 PM on Dec. 5, 2009