Why Christians visit atheist blogs
I’m not really in the habit of visiting Christian blogs. There is nothing about their viewpoint I haven’t heard or read a million times. Jesus is Lord, Jesus is the way, the light and the only salvation. I get it; you love the guy.
The Proud Atheist recently asked “why do Christians visit atheist sites”, and I thought I might put in my two cents. Christianity is a proselytizing religion. If you aren’t spreading the good word, you apparently aren’t doing something right. In their eyes, we are the deluded ones who have strayed from the light. Our apparent apostasy from the folds of religion is a departure that threatens our very soul, and their’s were they to idly stand by and do nothing.
We do not ask for their help, for their opinions, and still they give it, despite the fact we are content in our world view. These Christians who frequent atheist sites have no idea once the Pandora’s box of atheism is opened, it is impossible to believe the easy answers of religion. We have seen a cosmos without an operator, and it’s transformed us.
Quoting scripture is the way most Christians express their religious opinion, and it belies the fact so many of them are locked into a mentality they inherited rather than earned. Free thought is the condemnation of all ideologies that cannot stand on their own merit, and institutions that command their followers to abject submission.
In the atheist blogosphere, having to put up with Bible quoting Christians is all part of the game. Personally it’s always reminded me why I do this thing anyways.