Whenever there is a story about someone’s de-conversion to Atheism, Agnosticism, etc., I tend to realize these problems occur for the following reasons: (1) Weak Faith, (2) Lack of Answers, and (3) Disenchantment. After reading this post, I tend to have noticed that the source of people’s dislike for fundamentalist Christianity is often resulting from the last one (disenchantment). Although there are so-called, ‘Atheistic rationale,’ a majority of these arguments really stem from one major (emotional) problem.
Allow me to explain.
After running into experiences where Christians have personally others hurt over the years, I have discovered there has been a major side effect that none of these individuals see. For starters, people are more apt to feel unwelcome and irritated whenever they return to the church. They first pretend to retain friendless on pretentious grounds, but throughout the course of time, these types of members distance themselves away from the church. Currently, I have several friends in and outside the church who have shared that experiences because either the pastor or fellow layman have said some things that merit an apology. Unfortunately in this case, they do nothing more but preach a mere ‘forgive and forget,’ expecting others to move on.
What troubles me for those who pass their vociferous opinions, is not the need for asking others to forgive them of their sins (which, the offending party has neither sought the repentance nor absolution of their uncharitable comments), but the effects of the words they said. If pastors and laymen took the time to see the seeds they spent spreading in the hearts and minds, then logically they would get the message to be more cautious of their words and apologize like real Christians. I hate to say this, but I can understand the unintended effects of these Atheists and the (emotional) abuses they post on the internet. I’m saddened to see how the Church of God seeks to find believers, but won’t take the time to clean itself from the wickedness of their pastors and laymen.
Having said that, I am not saying that Atheism in and of itself teaches a true faith; in fact, I would most agreeably state this ideology teaches a bankrupted system which does no better in practice whenever they make rationales for the non-existence of God. As I have covered in this blog there are key questions Atheists have yet to answer which are either dodged or dismissed and they are these:
- Who should all humans be held accountable to?
- If accountable to each other, which ones should retain the most accountability?
- On what basis should does that person or persons hold the power of accountability?
- What qualifications does that person or persons have to retain such power?
- Where do these qualifications come from?
- Are these morals universally accountable?
- Are these morals eternally immutable?
- Are these morals transcendent?
I would love to find some honest Atheist out there who would be able to answer these questions.