More hated than “Hitler”! More repulsive than “the Ripper”! More nefarious than “Nero”…!
The other day an associate of mine expressed his hatred for a large bill-board advertising a local church. Its message was “hope”, and its object was Jesus Christ. “That’s the kind of thing that really makes me mad” he said. “Such things shouldn’t be visible, they should be illegal”.
Isn’t it strange that for the atheist-the man who alone can think “logically”, “scientifically” and “reasonably”, the one scary thing in the universe is not the fact that his nation is in debt to the tune of eighteen trillion dollars, not the fact that Islamists have made inroads all the way to the top of his nation’s political scene, not the knowledge that since the 1960s fifty-nine million babies have been legally aborted in the US alone, and not the belief in death with nothing beyond: it’s the mention of the name “Jesus”, and of his followers, “Christians”.
Even the term “Christmas” is avoided like the plague.
Perhaps one of the greatest ironies of human history is that the day is coming when everyone-including the atheist-will have to acknowledge the name of Jesus, whether they like it or not:
“Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him a name above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” (Philippians 2:9-11).
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Just because an atheist may not like the sign doesn’t mean he or she doesn’t care about the other things you mentioned.
Nice red herring though.
I think my point was that the name and the message is what gets atheists upset above all else.
You did a bad job with making that clear. You also purposely offered up numerous red herrings and a ridiculous picture.
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Thank you dear sir and may God bless you with the light of truth.
I think you mean “straw man” arguments, which atheists are most expert at. Anyone familiar with literary styles would recognize (mild) hyperbole in my post, hyperbole being exaggeration to make a point. You’re obviously animated by what I wrote: have you similarly commented on the number of abortions in the appropriate context in the last few days, or the level of US debt, or the number of Muslim sympathizers in the government? If so, I would be interested to see those indignant comments. The picture is most relevant to my post, because it’s called “Terror”, and it comes from “The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals”, a book by Charles Darwin
No. It’s called a red herring and you just launched a few more. It’s when you try to distract by bringing up things that have nothing yo do with the actual discussion, such as you just did with Muslims and abortion.
I’m fairly certain your post wasn’t hyperbole. Just a person with a bad post and a refusal to admit their wrong.
You mean “they’re” wrong. Perhaps you’re right-perhaps it wasn’t hyperbole: I really did mean that atheists get upset when someone believes something that they don’t want anyone to believe. This discussion is fruitless, so all the best, and ta-ta.