I just don't understand why the non-believers couldn't have just simply skipped this post instead of blowing up the thread with blasphemy. The original thread was direct towards BELIEVERS. If you didn't like the the heading of the post - why couldn't you have just skipped over it? That is just like an Atheist to try and attempt to make Christians look like ignorant fools. You are not obligated to respond to every single post on this website.
I made a simple suggestion to fellow Christians - if you are not a Christian then this thread OBVIOUSLY does not pertain to you.
Instead of blowing up my thread, why don't you go create you own regarding how Atheism has helped you in life. How it has given you hope - instead of completely ruining mine. I still stick to my guns - Joel Osteen and Joyce Meyer has helped me and I truly believe they have the power to help OTHER CHRISTIANS.
Quoting this post for the purpose of getting your attention. I could have quoted much more but for the sake of time, I won't. I am a Christian, and as such, I will call you out with respect and quote the scripture you apparently live by in doing so.Ephesians 4: 1-3 (english standard version)
I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, 2 with all humility
and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, 3 eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
Ephesians 4: 31-32
Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander
be put away from you, along with all malice. 32
Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.
While you are entitled as a Christian to defend your beliefs, the bible itself tells you that doing so arrogantly, in slander, without gentleness, patience and humility, is clearly wrong.
We are not called to be arrogant in getting our point across. We are called to be different, set apart, slow to anger and abounding in love and need I say, tolerance.
Just some food for thought. Just because someone doesn't believe the things that you and I do, doesn't mean they are "mediocre" people worthy of such disrespect.