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Challenge to Christians: Wear an Atheist T-Shirt and Gauge Reactions

 

The Atheist Advocate proposes a challenge to Christians:

 

 

I often hear Christians claim that they have been persecuted throughout history and they are still being persecuted today. I don't think they know the meaning of the word! So, I'm issuing this challenge. You may choose to challenge your Christian friends as well.

 

Wear an Atheist shirt for a week (wash it once in a while!) everywhere you go, NOT covered up with another shirt. Allowing the public to see it clearly. If a person comments (friends, family, church members, strangers) you're not allowed to divulge which religion you actually are, or explain yourself in any way. You must only listen to what they say and respond with "I'd rather not talk about it!"

 

Even though it would leave a bad taste in my mouth, I would wear the Christian shirt with the same rules for the same week.

 

At the end of that week, who do you think would have a clearer understand of the meaning of the word persecution?

 

Bonus points if you do it in the South.

 April 25, 2013 By

by on Apr. 26, 2013 at 11:51 AM
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lizmarie1975
by Gold Member on Apr. 27, 2013 at 6:31 AM
It's an experiment.


Quoting toomanypoodles:

 


Quoting pixie92:

umm it didnt say wear a t shirt that said im an athiest. It also said not to lie. So how is it denying your faith or lying?



Quoting toomanypoodles:


 No.



I am not a liar, and no, I will not deny my Christian faith. 



You sure like this kind of garbage, don't you, OP? 



 For me, as a Christian, to put on a shirt proclaiming "Atheist" would be a lie. 


It doesn't have to say "I am".....just "atheist" would be a proclamation.  Why would I want to do that?


I will proudly wear the one proclaiming Christian though. 


romalove
by Roma on Apr. 27, 2013 at 6:53 AM
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Quoting toomanypoodles:

 

Quoting pixie92:

umm it didnt say wear a t shirt that said im an athiest. It also said not to lie. So how is it denying your faith or lying?


Quoting toomanypoodles:

 No.


I am not a liar, and no, I will not deny my Christian faith. 


You sure like this kind of garbage, don't you, OP? 


 For me, as a Christian, to put on a shirt proclaiming "Atheist" would be a lie. 

It doesn't have to say "I am".....just "atheist" would be a proclamation.  Why would I want to do that?

I will proudly wear the one proclaiming Christian though. 

Would it be a lie to dress up like Juliet and play her on stage?


VeronicaTex
by on Apr. 27, 2013 at 7:00 AM
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There is NO WAY on God's green earth I would do this!!!!

Persecution?   

You and this author do not EVEN begin to understand the depth of the word!!!!

People DIE for their faith and have for years.

My signature explains everything.

Veronica-Roman Catholic 


shannonnigans
by Platinum Member on Apr. 27, 2013 at 7:05 AM
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Atheists don't know about persecution? For goodness sake, your Church made a business of persecuting them! What are you trying to say here? Your signature didn't fully explain, it's just a label.


Quoting VeronicaTex:

There is NO WAY on God's green earth I would do this!!!!

Persecution?   

You and this author do not EVEN begin to understand the depth of the word!!!!

People DIE for their faith and have for years.

My signature explains everything.

Veronica-Roman Catholic 



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muslimah
by on Apr. 27, 2013 at 7:09 AM
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 Hi IhartU don't takethis as an argument but a legit question.

Why can't all this "my religion (or lack there of) is better than yours" be put to rest.

We should just let people be who they want to be and believe what they want and accept it for what it is.

romalove
by Roma on Apr. 27, 2013 at 7:14 AM
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Quoting muslimah:

 Hi IhartU don't takethis as an argument but a legit question.

Why can't all this "my religion (or lack there of) is better than yours" be put to rest.

We should just let people be who they want to be and believe what they want and accept it for what it is.

In general I agree with your last statement.

I think, though, that the idea of such an experiment is to get other people to walk a mile in someone else's shoes as a way to get them to understand better what they deal with.

It isn't so much as a "who's is better" as a "maybe you can understand what I go through" sort of thing.

Much like people who have worn fat suits in public to see how they were viewed differently than they normally have, or people who have gone undercover as white or black when it's the opposite of their race, etc.

romalove
by Roma on Apr. 27, 2013 at 7:15 AM
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Quoting VeronicaTex:

There is NO WAY on God's green earth I would do this!!!!

Persecution?   

You and this author do not EVEN begin to understand the depth of the word!!!!

People DIE for their faith and have for years.

My signature explains everything.

Veronica-Roman Catholic 


What would be so horrible about seeing how someone else experiences life?

And yes, people die for their faith and always have.  It isn't happening in America very much that I know of, but it does happen around the world.

And it doesn't only happen to Christians.

Carpy
by Ruby Member on Apr. 27, 2013 at 7:15 AM
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I do not see a need to announce my beliefs or lack of to the world.  I don't need validation nor do I need attention.

Carpy
by Ruby Member on Apr. 27, 2013 at 7:19 AM
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She has a deep seated need to be validated.  I fully agree with you.

Quoting muslimah:

 Hi IhartU don't takethis as an argument but a legit question.

Why can't all this "my religion (or lack there of) is better than yours" be put to rest.

We should just let people be who they want to be and believe what they want and accept it for what it is.


coolmommy2x
by Gold Member on Apr. 27, 2013 at 7:20 AM
I think it's a great experiment but I'm willing to bet a lot of people would lie (on both sides) during the talk at the end of the week about their experience.
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