September 2007

I “stumbled” into this page using stumbleupon and was rather amused by the contents despite my Christian beliefs. I appreciate your attempt to knock down Christianity as far as possible, but would like to request that you understand it before commenting upon it. Christianity IS inherently exclusive – nobody is going to argue that with you and no amount of smart-aleck responses on your web page will stop that fact. The nice thing is that it is exclusive to everyone who chooses to be exclusive to it. There are no requirements except existence – all one has to do is join. Christians do not believe that Atheism is wrong for any reason other than that they believe that Christianity is correct. If you wish to debate that, by all means go for it, but I sincerely hope you’ve read enough books to make a case. You have my e-mail: I wish you the best of luck in evading ignorance. If you know something I don’t know I would be glad to discuss it with you.

I’m not attempting to knock down Christianity. Rather, I’m attempting to knock down a certain group of particularly annoying (and, often, willfully ignorant) Christians.

When you say that “Christians do not believe that Atheism is wrong for any reason other than that they believe that Christianity is correct,” I think you may be speaking over-broadly. There are many Christians who believe that being a non-Christian theist is better than being an atheist, or who think that atheists can’t have morality because they are godless.

You are right that Christianity has an “inclusive exclusive” thing going for it, and some brands of Christianity believe you can get to Heaven even if you are not Christian.

As for having done research, I was brought up Catholic, I’ve read various translations of the Bible, and I have 100+ books on the Bible and religion in my home library. I’m no expert in religion, but for an atheist I think I know my way around pretty well.

Posted on September 4, 2007 at 4:14 pm by ideclare · Permalink
In: Criticism

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