How immature I am

From the IAmAnAtheist.com feedback form:

I have a question to ask you.
Have you ever realized how immature your humor is? And those responses to questions of how to respond to those anti atheist?
Do you even know why those non atheist even try to talk to people about their beliefs? It’s because they want to save them. They don’t want you to end up regretting later.
Think about it, why in the world would someone just come, randomly and tell you about the word? It just doesn’t make sense.
If all of those people who knows God were really selfish, then they wouldn’t care to even bother about telling anyone else about the existence of God.
Am i right?

I’d say that, in many cases, you are indeed right (even about my humor being immature). There are many Christians who very sincerely want to bring people to Jesus out of the goodness of their hearts.

However, there are — in my experience — also many Christians who for some reason seem to take the very fact that atheists exist as a challenge or insult. These are the Christians who will not take “I’m not interested” as an answer even after being told multiple times, and who speak like they are attacking, not caring for, the people they are talking to. As a group, they also have a number of tired, old, bad arguments that they use over and over again, and refuse to give up on even when they are soundly refuted. It is those arguments that I was poking immature fun at.

Below the level of these Christians are those who even Christians want to distance themselves from. These are the people who write curse-filled e-mails that have neither intelligent argument nor recognizable content beyond threats and insults. I appreciate your not being one of those.

— I Declare —
www.IAmAnAtheist.com

Posted on November 16, 2010 at 10:02 pm by ideclare · Permalink
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  1. Written by ff42
    on November 17, 2010 at 7:42 pm
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    “why in the world would someone just come, randomly and tell you about the word? It just doesn’t make sense.”

    Because they believe, usually without one bit of evidence that 1) they are right and 2) it is the moral thing to do.

    Most of the harm in the world is done by those that believe they are doing good.

  2. Written by sandra
    on November 22, 2010 at 7:39 pm
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    Personally I think they do it because they literally fear that if they don’t then they will be held accountable for the people they believe are going to Hell and of those that they believe will go to Hell, they also believe that because of their failure to “preach the word” effectively, they will also go to Hell.

    Whether or not it is truly selfish is debatable (speaking of course of regular people who are not sitting in front of a podium preaching their version of salvation) but I can imagine that while they are in church being told how horrible their next destination is (believing every bit of it of course), they walk outside and are possibly overcome by irrational fear that all those people are going to Hell and well… you simply have to “save” them.

    I am also very immature at times when it comes to certain things that oober religious knuckleheads say that are so far from reality that I consider any response to be immature. I honestly don’t know how to be mature when someone says that their specialized long johns will keep them pure.

  3. Written by Anonymous
    on November 29, 2010 at 11:32 am
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    I am surprised no one has mentioned the REAL reason someone just comes, randomly and tells us about the Word… Money. The more saps who join their “religion”, the more money they generate. Pure and simple, religion is BIG BUSINESS.

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