Christians, please can’t you just accept Atheists for what they are?


Look. i am trying not to lose my temper.

i have several good reasons for why i believe what i do, and i know that it isn;t because the Devil fooled me. I don’t believe in this Satan.

i don’t want you to convert to my religion. i respect the fact that you have your own beliefs, and i respect you even…

I’m a Christian and I’ll take it a step further than accepting you. I love you. I love all atheists. While I’m called to witness to others I am called to do it in a way that won’t offend the one I’m talking to. I can tell you’ve had some encounters with people who don’t do that. Christians are just suppose to love others. That doesn’t mean we agree with their actions though. A lot of people who claim to be Christians on Y! Answers don’t act like they really are. So we see a lot of yelling, a lot of name calling, and a lot judging. Christians should know better. The book they claim to read and study clearly says this is wrong, which leaves them without excuse.

With that said however I do not water down the Gospel. When asked if a “good” person will go to hell for example I will say everyone who dies without Christ will go to hell. That may offend the one I’m talking to but that is the truth I believe. That type of offense is different than me yelling “You’re all going to hell!!”

You are free to believe whatever you want. I can no more change your mind than I can change the weather. Only God can do that.

I’m married to a Christian man. I have no problem with people’s spiritual beliefs, but I don’t like religious zealots who continuously put their scriptures and what they read into them before their fellow man’s right to live in peace, regardless of his beliefs. Edit: Donald (speaking to the others now) Why would you assume that one who is atheist is not spiritual? Thats kind of narrow minded. I’m atheist, but very spiritual. I don’t believe in an omniscient being, but do believe in the ‘spirit’ of humanity (Buddhist leanings) Religion and spirituality are two different things. You, being Christian, should not be so quick to judge and make assumptions about others either.

i dont agree with u at all. My cousin came up to me and says she doesnt see herself in the church scene and that God does nuthing to help her with her problems in life. But why is that? It’s because she is leading a double life. She doesn’t pray at all and on top of that, she’s always figting, cursing, and evrything else but praying and actually putting her life to God. I was very upset that she said that. It;s not that we hate Atheists, it’s just that we dont associate ourselves with you because we see that yo u dont believe in God so we assume that you worship the devil.

I believe only Only God can judge Atheists

Most of the Christians I’ve met simply want to save me from going to hell. Nice sentiment I guess, but it’s rather annoying.

If atheists return the compliment, but I can’t see bigots like Desiree doing that any time soon.

Accept them? Like not accepting them means, what, exactly?

I just call out their emotionalism on the forum for what it is … evangelism, atheist-style … and that * still * gets them in quite the lather.

What is the biggest lie of the devil?

I agree with you, I am an atheist and people treat me differently at school, because they are all religious.

Allah tells us He is Pure, Loving, and absolutely Just in every respect. He says He is the Best of Judges. He also tells us the life we are in here is a test.

Reward and punishment are definitely a part of the Next Life on a very permanent basis. Those who suffer in this life and seemly have nothing to show for all their hard works, good deeds and sacrifices and maintaining the faith can look forward to a far greater reward in a place where these things will not be temporary but rather they will be for eternity. Those who corrupt, violate, injure and do evil and destruction seem to escape any justice here, yet in the Next Life they too will see the fruits of their labors, and certainly they will be paid according to what they have done as well.

As regards oppression, this is something Allah forbids for Himself to do to anyone and He hates it when anyone oppresses someone else. He does have absolute power over everything. He allows sickness, disease, death and even oppression so we can all be tested in what we do.

The life in this world is a test for the Hereafter. The Qur’an says in Surah Al Mulk: “He who created Death and Life, that He may try which of you is best in deed; and He is the Exalted in Might, Oft-Forgiving”.
[Al-Qur’an 67:2]

There is no single human being in this world wants to suffer or face difficulties, including you and me. Everyone wants to live happily ever after. That is why everyone who beleives in God, always pray for happiness and wealth..etc. None of us will pray for sorrowness or hardships. Thus, logically, if God grants all the wishes of human beings, there will be no such thing as “Life is a test”. The purpose of life would be futile. Everyone will be rich, intelligent, beautiful, or in other words “perfect in all sense”, thus there’s no way we can be tested in how much are we willing to help others who are less fortunate than us since nobody needs that. “Life as a test” works in both way; for the fortunate ones and also for those who are less fortunate. For instance, a rich man is tested in what way he spends his money; Towards Good or Bad and he will be held responsible for his actions in hereafter, whereas for those poor ones, Allah tests them on how hard they strive to improve their living standard ; Either they strive or despair. Allah allows suffering, evil, death, poverty..etc… Just for test.

When we asked for Strength
God gave us difficulties to make us strong

When we asked for wisdom
God gave us problems to solve

When we asked for prosperity
God gave us a brain and brawn to work

When we asked for courage
God gave us obtacles to overcome

When we asked for love
God gave us troubled people to help

When we asked for for favours
God gave us opportunities

In most situation, we received nothing we wanted, but we received everything we needed. Allah will fulfill all our wishes in Hereafter, but we must pass the test in this world first.

They say that prayer changes things, but does it REALLY change anything?
Oh yes! It really does!

Does prayer change your present situation or sudden circumstances?
No, not always, but it does change the way you look at those events.

Does prayer change your financial future?
No, not always, but it does change who you look to for meeting your daily Needs.

Does prayer change shattered hearts or broken bodies?
No, not always, but it will change your source of strength and comfort.

Does prayer change your wants and desires?
No, not always, but it will change your wants into what God desires!

Does prayer change how you view the world?
No, not always, but it will change whose eyes you see the world through.

Does prayer change your regrets from the past?
No, not always, but it will change your hopes for the future!

Does prayer change the people around you?
No, not always, but it will change you – the problem isn’t always in others.

Does prayer change your life in ways you can’t explain?
Oh, yes, always! And it will change you from the inside out!

So does prayer REALLY change ANYTHING?
Yes! It REALLY does change EVERYTHING!

May Allah guide all of us through the right path.

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