I have been working on an entry about the atheist definition and was referring to some past comments and thought it's humorous the Christian comments on here. I'll take two commenters for example who are also regular commenters on Ray's blog...
I am sure every atheist blogger who regularly reads Ray's blog is familiar with this "gentleman." He has left two comments on my blog. In response to "Hard" Philosophy (concerning the necessity of a perfect, absolute standard):
'cut n paste' from Ray's blog does not show you are correct in your viewpoints, it only shows the people that you will fabricate any story to support your paranoia.I have embolden the part where he makes a baseless accusation (and completely irrelevant to the post) that I am fabricating stories to support my paranoia. He also threatens me with Hell. If he believes it to be true or not, he has still threatened me to either come to his point of view or suffer physically.
Hope you will open your mind to the reality of God and His Son Jesus Christ.
Our foundation is based on what the Holy Bible teaches us. Our salvation comes from the New Testament.
There is life after death, but without Jesus Christ as your Savior, you will go to Hell.
Its that simple! Secular reasoning will get you straight to Hell when you die. All men have sinned and fallen short! ITs only by grace we are saved. Praying for you!!!
The second comment he posts to Why I Hate Vacations:
Your ingnorance is very Discomforting!He posts that to a short entry on hating vacation because it causes my feeds and email inbox to back up. Again, he insults me without providing any supporting context. I'm ignorant, arrogant, and a fiend.
.. and may I say... your arrogance is astounding!
Repent while you still can fiend.
"In Christian Love" Brittany
Now, contrast this with my favorite Christian commenter Brittany. Not once does she insult me or fling baseless accusations. Here's an excerpt of a comment discussing Hell to the entry Bleeding Heart Prayers:
"I would be forced to suffer knowing that they were dealt a great injustice in this life, forced to live and die in miserable conditions, only to spend eternity in the next life burning in Hell."She's not coming out and saying "you're going to Hell." It's what she believes and she discusses it as such. (To give context, it is her and I going back and forth about perspectives on Heaven and Hell.) In contrast to Terry, she's always polite and is open to questions and poses questions of her own.
Your comment makes me think of many of my un-saved family members. It makes me want to talk to them right now about their eternal life. But I have to
remember that everyone is given a choice. They get to choose to accept Christ or not. I cannot force them to accept Him.
If they do not accept Him, then I can only continually pray for them and show them Christ's love for them through my life.
I see where your coming from,,,because I don't think that any person would want anyone to suffer in hell....Therefore I hope you understand why so many Christians are adamant about telling the non-believers about Christ and all He has to offer them.
What's the point of this? There really is no point. I see many atheists' comments which are in poor taste and/or illogical. But just as often (actually more often as I read more atheist-friendly blogs) I see Christians posting horrible things. They'll post death threats, they use all kinds of profanity, the malign posters, and the such.
I receive mainly friendly and respectful atheist comments on my blog as mine is an atheist blog. Ray receives mainly friendly and respectful Christian comments on his blog as his is a Christian blog. He does not seem to realize it, though, and instead makes a hasty generalization about the behavior of atheists and Christians alike in all situations.
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