Cool, it's been a while since a religious person has commented on my blog, and I'd like to put him under the microscope and answer him in a blog post rather than another comment 'cause it may trigger some ideas. According to the poll I did recently, this blog seems to be read mainly by non-Christians... so I'm preaching to the ex-choir here, so to speak. Even so, it's fun to have Christian readers, who probably just want to dump a 'witness' and run anyway.
It's certainly not my intention to sell atheism to Christians - I'm just here to laugh respectfully at the many myths they choose to believe in. They have all rights to believe in them, and I have all rights to laugh at them, as they do mine. I don't really care if someone chooses to be Christian or not - I think they're as dead as I am when the bus hits. If they live and die happy in their beliefs, as I will, then it's all been a good ride for all concerned.
I thank him for reading my blog and for at least taking the time to write a decently lengthed comment. Here's what he had to say:
You poor, poor individuals! It is easy to scoff at what you don't understand and to fear what you can't explain.
Poor? Is that because we're missing out on the multitude of blessings that come with imagining that god exists? Or that we're missing out on an eternity with him/it? Pass... both are completely unlikely. And yes, it's easy to scoff it, because... it's scoff-able. I don't know if I fear things I can't explain. I can't explain Quantum Physics, but I don't fear it. Why on earth would I?
Granted I will agree that Kirk Cameron is doing Christianity no favors.
But he's playing up the stereotype so very very well. He just looks as Christian as the Ned Flandery Ray Comfort.
I feel bad for what ever happened to turn you against God. In the end you will stand among the lost and your only thought will be back to that fateful day when you lost your faith. I pray that you find your way back before that day comes.
Ohhh, don't feel bad... there there puddin'. I feel bad for the day you stopped believing in Santa... loss of innocence and all that, but we all have to grow up and get over it some day, I suppose. It's good that your parents started getting some appreciation for your presents rather than an imaginary old man. I appreciate your fears and hopes a tad, as I too believed in those things too. Imagine if the invisible pink unicorn greets you after death and you haven't been sacrificing your socks to it? Haven't thought about that have you? huh? huh?
It's not a matter of proof and these men are foolish to compare God's works with the work of man, i.e.; A Soda Can! It's a matter of taking hold of that spirit inside of you and running with it. You can't prove God's existence, that's why it's called FAITH! The definition of faith is "firm belief in something for which there is no proof".
It's also the definition for delusion, in a sense. Take my Invisible Pink Unicorn for instance. No proof, yet truly stupid to believe in (bless her holy hooves). Yeah, Ray and Kirk are the foolish faithful, no doubt. Kirk Cameron is a schmuck too... but enough name calling. Schmucky schmuck schmuck.
You once felt the fire inside, if you hadn't you would not have remained in the church for 17 years.
It was the same fire I felt inside of me that had a passionate longing for all things Star Trek, but like God and Jesus, I'm bored with Data and Picard... still fun to think about now and then, but meh. Over it. Batman and the Joker, on the other hand.... never over them. Batman's just too cool.
Now your world is a cold dark place, I will pray you find your way back to the light!
See, this is where you suck at selling your religion to us. On the perchance someone's life did suck in the cold dark way you put it, you think Christianity would fix it? How naive and awful of you... for those desperate souls needing such a crutch, you may find some target audience. Pray all you like and thanks for thinking of me but this moth has other lights to buzz around and I find the thought of someone praying for me kinda pathetic... to be blunt and honest.