An apology to all atheists July 4, 2007Posted by erichaynes in General.
I’m not really sure I understand why self-proclaimed atheists in the blog world work so hard to discredit those of us who are followers of Christ. When I came across this most recent blog, I was taken aback by how much emotional and intellectual energy had gone into coming up with this argument. The only assumption I can come to is that people who make that much emotional investment into something that otherwise isn’t even be a part of their lives (since they claim no interest in Christianity), must have at some time been severely hurt by the Bible, by Christians, or by someone wielding some sort of Christianity like a club. I don’t know…I’d love to hear why.
But regardless, as a follower of Christ, as someone who has been deeply and tangibly impacted by God’s Holy Book, and by one seeking to live my life out of it’s precepts, I want to SINCERELY issue the following proclamation:
I am sorry. I want to apologize for all the narrow-minded, dogmatic, unloving, self-proclaiming zealots of Christianity that have hurt you so deeply with their twisted and circular theology. It was not loving at all. I know, because I have been, and sometimes still am, all of those things. I misrepresent the message of God’s love and grace all the time. I have hurt people so deeply that they may choose to never pursue the Living God and His Son Jesus Christ. These deeply saddens me and it should sadden every person who has ever called themselves Christians. We are not perfect, but we sure act like we think we are. We would prefer to die on the battle field of intellectualism than seek to understand who you are and how you’ve come to your life’s conclusions. We would rather condemn than love. At least for me, I am truly sorry.