Shhh … Don’t Tell Anyone
Today I ran across a post by CriticOfChristianity about choice. I think they’ve said something that is quite profound. It’s not necessarily that they’ve said something that has never been said before, but the way they’ve said it gives huge punch!
“Honestly, being an atheist has actually been a massive inconvenience to me. … I would not choose this for myself. I never wanted it. I just wanted truth.”
Imagine this, if you will, theists blaming atheists for just wanting to be evil or not obey and the atheist is thinking “WTF, I didn’t ask for this!” I didn’t want the world to work out this way. Why are you going to diss on me just because I sought truth and it leads to non-belief? Why?
And the better question is “what will it take for believers to seek truth on their own?” What will it take for them to begin to investigate the facts of what they believe and to learn about and understand what the non-believer knows?
I know, right. It’s a lot of questions. We should ask them more often.