I will start out by saying that some Christians are rude and insufferable. Some atheists are as well. People can be idiots regardless of religion, race, age, education level, etc.
But lately I sometimes get the feeling that people want me to be scared or embarrassed to be a Christian. Like I should hang my head in shame when I admit I believe in God and go to church. Because right now, it's not the 'cool' thing to be. My husband recently converted, and he's had to take a lot of ribbing about it from his atheist family and friends. He has one friend that won't even speak to him anymore.
Now I know we all know Christians who are just as bad. But here's the thing. A rude, pushy Christian's big argument is that you're going to hell if you don't believe. And they really believe that. That's why Jehovah's witnesses come to your door. They truly think that they can save you from eternal damnation! And they're willing to try their hardest to keep that from happening. (I know this is not always the case, btw)
What I don't understand is spending so much time trying to make Christians feel stupid and close-minded. How does my belief affect anyone else? Are you trying to make me not believe? To take away something that gives me hope and makes me feel like my life has a purpose? Would that make you feel better about yourself?
I am secure in my faith. Name calling and stupid memes aren't going to change my mind. Not do I think it's a good way for Christians to change others' minds. So maybe next time you go searching for a bible verse to throw in a Christian's face to refute her argument, maybe dig a little deeper and see if there's not something there you're missing.
Edit: I should have made this clearer. I am not ashamed or embarrassed to be a Christian. I meant that I feel like people WANT me to be ashamed. By saying things like 'Christians are talking to their invisible friend', and 'I automatically assume Christians are stupid', people are trying to make Christians feel silly and stupid.
on Aug. 4, 2013 at 12:03 PM