When I talk to most of you, or anyone on Facebook or any other social network
online about God or the possibility of his existence the attitudes are bleak at best (and that's being exceedingly generous in what most nonbelievers have to say). Modern people tend to think a shedding of belief is the fashionable trend and it makes them more enlightened to impose logic and reason over spiritualism. No one wants to take a religious stance so no religion gets them off the ideological hook. And I personally feel it is the avoidance of putting due attention on Islam and its opposition of every other belief system that is the reason. To set the western mindset far from judgmental emotions when Muslims and other radicals of other faiths do atrocity. We don't want the backlash of offending them so we simply blame all religious devotion and then we cease being Crusaders for 'El' and speak our opinion of the insanity of belief of any kind, focusing on the extremists.
Its fear of standing for your traditional cultural and familial beliefs driving you to the secular escape so you can divest from a conflict your a part of like it or not, and not believing won't protect you from radical Islam. FYI...
I believe, and honestly don't care
what anyone else believes, or has to say about my opinion, but I do like to point out on occasion where humanity is so hypocritical.
Where the atheist would say "Christianity is responsible for myriad atrocity", I would say no, people are the ones to blame not the faith. Same with Muslims, good Muslims need not fear my God, not a poor judgment in eternity, but Catholics who are bias to this truth may.
Where as the nonbeliever says my religion is intolerant I'd say, careful what you label intolerance and try not to be intolerant of Christian values and ideals, yourself, or its bigotry in its purest form.
To those who's deity is science, pointing out the impossibilities of God, they should examine all the studies on the subject matter and find the wisdom to see science while not explaining God away, also can neither confirm or deny him.
But in the west, the 'Christian and Jewish' world, the oddity in language is prevalent that on occasion we address our God directly or indirectly and do so on instinct in certain social situations.
When you cum hard: "Oh, God!"
When you're angry about someone, something, or a situation: "God, Dammit!"
When you find out you're children are safe-and-sound after a scare: "Thank, God!"
When the asteroid is about to hit or the mega tsunami is about to wipe out the city: "Oh, my God!"
When you're irritated by what someone is saying and can't think of any better reply: "Jesus Christ!"
When you realized the nation was under attack: "God, help us all!"
Things even the most hardened nonbeliever and devout opponents of faith say and don't even realize the 'why' of it.
Allow me to explain.
Fear, is the proper emotion when dealing with God. God, is terrible, fierce, and mighty. God is also loving and kind. And those who fear him also love him for this reason. All the emotive feelings of men are found at the source of their lives.
In times of elation: God gave us the gift for our pleasures, because he delights in our pleasures.
In times of anger: We seek to condemn the things, people, or actions causing us grief. We decry it in or most poignant way, by asking God to damn it and destroy it. And somewhere along the way the curse word became a Christian taboo and took on an improper meaning and reference to taking his name in vain. Taking his name in vain is swearing by him and then going against that promise to God, by his name.
In those times when we fear for our loved ones: We know that it is God we should thank for preserving their lives and sheltering them from harm.
In times of impending dread or doom: The sane will cry out to God for aid.
On those occasions when you feel like no one is listening to reason or something foolish is going on, we say "Jesus Christ" because he is the primary example speaking reason and getting the complete and total wrong reaction from people.
In times of threats: Pray for our unity, our safety, our victory and our readiness. God, is not a god of timidity and blesses the soldier who defends his family, his country, and his friend.
But these gut reactions are hard to see if your not a Christian. You're ear and heart is not trained to catch when the "G-D's" are flying around on every Hollywood hit movie, or when the secular opinion is drowning out the truth even the speaker on the news or the science programs we watch can't understand the real meaning behind. Blinded by choice, blinded by hatred of perceived untruths, or just being openly obtuse for the sake of offering offense to the believers who might attend or chance to watch.
There is a cold war being waged on the faithful, and the secular on both fronts.
The truth is, Christians who judge, who hate, and who blame are not being Christlike, they are being secular.
Secular is the path to a world of zero morality and elitist dominion of the commoner. As the Papacy. The secular church.
When you dump the core values of Christ and adopt some guys opinion as superior we get into trouble.
I'm not trying to sway anyone or make you believe my way. I'm just pointing out some oddities and maladies of the modern condition.
Secular is fine for studious educated minds who have means and have occasion to apply their intellect to just pursuits.
But in business, in child rearing, and in common society...well watch the nightly news...you're secular immoral attitude is prevailing, you tell me if its working out? Or was it better back before the social revolution?
Just a thought...