Why carbon dating is flawed
Since they apparently really do believe in Christianity, these things can be easily construed in that light and incidentally there are atheists who buckle and give into religions they harshly criticized before. So there is enough uncertainty to keep them from being totally distraught even if it’s not how they’d like things to go.
Many things in life are not what they want and they didn’t hold that against God, so neither would they hold wayward children against that perspective either.
Ben believe that abortion is murder, why do so many of them choose to protest peacefully and non-violently?
One way to deal with this may be to adopt the deontological stance of considering certain actions intrinsically evil (as in Catholicism), but in that case you can’t justify the death penalty or even basic stuff like self-defense. I know that when I was a Christian, my answers were no, yes, yes. Perhaps I didn’t I think Alex gives a better example, since if Pro-choicers really were accessories to murdering say, teenagers, there’d be no way they’d react the same way. How could you even stand to hold a debate with pro-choice people if that’s really what it means in moral terms?
Many Christians do take extreme measures – and they are criticized for that, too. Many Christians also respect other people’s rights to make their own decisions.
I take some time to visit atheist blogs – and blog myself – for precisely the reason that I believe one’s eternal destiny is important.
I forget the exact conversation topic, but my uncle said jokingly, “Hey, just make sure no burning bushes start talking to you, or people will think you’re crazy.” He said it as a joke, but it got me thinking that what he essentially said was that people today (presumably including himself) would see Moses as crazy. But to get back to your point, Luke, I think what you’re pointing out is a fact of human nature itself. I mean, it’s a struggle for most of us to even contemplate these things. Same thing with Christians – beliefs about hell are uncomfortable, so they try not to think about it except when they feel compassion towards “saving” people from it.
I don’t need to constantly “build up my faith” in the existence of magnetism. Hence, wearing a seat belt makes sense if it is their duty in this life to take care of it until the time is right.This is not a post for attacking Christian beliefs or promoting atheistic views. Maybe you would refuse to leave until they came away with you. But this is not what Christians do for their friends and family who they really believe are on the verge of falling into eternal torture, even though they this stuff, but they don’t act like it.