So, you may have heard that an atheist group thumbed it’s nose at Christianity this holiday season where they took out a billboard, referring to church as “fairy tales.”
Now ok… Christmas is everywhere. It’s a national holiday, there are Christmas trees everywhere, houses are decorated. This country was founded by Christians, God is mentioned all over the place. I get it.
I’ve seen figures that put 77% of the US population identifies with being done kind of Christian, with 16% as No Religion. I’m going to simplify and call that Atheist, although there’s Agnostic too.
All religion is in a type of argument, saying that something exists that they can’t prove at all. As much as they believe in their heart of hearts, God still can’t be proved.
That’s why it’s called Faith.
And yes, people speak about God ALL of the time.
ALL of the time. Heck, my Mom practically ends every sentence with “God willing” since she’s had a heart attack.
But yes, God is a continual conversation for an enormous majority of the people. Especially when discussing all religions.
I’ve never really seen that as being an “in your face” to Atheists, saying that they are wrong, and believing in God, any God, is right.
Now as I’ve mentioned in A Christmas Lesson aka The Tao of George Michael,
I myself am going through a doubting period.
Nonetheless, this billboard is a bit of a shock to me. They’re not promoting something, they’re promoting AGAINST something. But if I think about it, any promotion is a promotion against whatever is not that, I suppose.
I guess there is no way no promote nothingness without mentioning what is generally accepted.
My go to reaction is “don’t be such a douchebag. Let people believe what they want.”
“Waitaminute, Rex. Christians prosthelytize all of the time.”
Good point, good sir/madam. I think that’s annoying too, as I’ve mentioned in Subway Preachers, I think the random preacher is annoying too. Stop scouting.
Eh going against a deep rooted belief as God is quite a lighting rod.
Some of the first settlers came here to avoid religious persecution. And there’s been so much killing in the name of God throughout time.
This is complicated.
Who knew Atheists were so organized?
And I still think it was a dick move.