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Re: The hypocrisy and religion of unbelief
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2017, 04:53:57 PM »

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As a non believer, i find this thread utterly fascinating.  I have seen for myself how rude and disrespectful some non believers can be, and yes, i sympathise.  However i have also experienced the reverse (not on here - everyone i've encountered on here have been very patient, and kind), some 'Christians' really have no time for me, and have been, rude, patronising or down right ignorant.  If you question anything, offence is taken.  It's a very difficult position to be in, looking only to gain knowledge and insight, yet being made to feel almost criminal.

It's the militant fraternities that incite, whether Christian or not.  They always have the knack of hitting right where it hurts, and provoking a reaction.  Atheists, i've encountered couldn't care less about what anyone else thinks, they're quite happy in their own skin, and more than happy if Christians are happy in their own skin.  Atheism is definitely not a religion though, it's all in the name.

It all makes for an interesting life, lively debates, it would be boring if we were all the same, I would also be more worried if people stopped defiantly defending their beliefs, despite the fact it can get messy.

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Re: The hypocrisy and religion of unbelief
« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2017, 06:07:23 PM »
Reply to Primrose's comments.

I have worked in anti religious environments and decided to live the life we are challenged to live when we read the Gospel.

Speak out when there is bullying, especially when it is you, but I keep my faith to myself. Some people just don't want to hear.

Seek support and comfort from those who do believe. Love is a great healer.

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Re: The hypocrisy and religion of unbelief
« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2017, 06:45:45 PM »
Hi Maggy,

Is this a case of casting pearls before swine?

What do you mean by this?  I hope i'm wrong in my interpretation.

I've never come across an anti religious environment, where do you find such places?

We are all challenged in life, why is your challenge any more difficult than mine?  If what i've been told by Christians is correct, the benefits outweigh the sacrifices, apparently it's easy if you have faith.

We are like polar opposites, you, a Christian in an anti religious environment, me the non believer, living in a Christian household, both having the same dilemmas, kinda reversed, fascinating.

I'm fine with everyone, regardless of what or who they believe in (unless that's Donald Trump lol), good people come in a variety of faiths, and there are even good people, who have no faith.

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Re: The hypocrisy and religion of unbelief
« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2017, 06:03:59 PM »
Hi Confused.

Sorry, my reply was meant to be to the theme in general not to your response. Reading back it seams misplaced and perhaps I should have quoted to make it clearer. I hope you have not been upset by my comment.

I was referring to earlier comments about the hypocrisy of religion of unbelief. 

My experience of anti religious people is much and varied. Eg. I was travelling to work one day with a friend and colleague. I made a very general comment about God (cannot remember exactly). My friend just snapped back. Well I just don't believe. It was an unexpected door slammed in the face; a conversation stopper. I also used to play for a ladies darts team. My team mates were Ok with me being a church goer, but word got around in the pub and I cannot repeat here some of the things that were said. They were the swine that I did not share my pearls with.

Sorry again if I caused any offence, I am a little inept at using forums I think.
Maggy

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Re: The hypocrisy and religion of unbelief
« Reply #12 on: May 28, 2017, 08:25:22 PM »
Hi Maggy,

Haha, no offence taken.  I too am new to forums.

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Re: The hypocrisy and religion of unbelief
« Reply #13 on: May 30, 2017, 05:43:25 PM »
We are all guilty of hypocrisy in our lives at some point.
We all veer between legalism and licence depending whether it is our favoured or least favour habit that is under review.

It is why Jesus's rebuke 'about taking the plank out of our eye, before trying to remove a speak out of another's eye' is so appropriate to us all and not just to the 'religous'.

It is why we are to be Salt and Light in the world.

I for one am profoundly gratefull that I have a saviour who knows how useless I am at Christian living and who doesn't condem me because of my failings.

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Re: The hypocrisy and religion of unbelief
« Reply #14 on: May 30, 2017, 06:07:18 PM »
You are lucky indeed John, I can do the useless bit extremely well lol

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Re: The hypocrisy and religion of unbelief
« Reply #15 on: May 30, 2017, 06:37:46 PM »
You could also know the same saviour. Attend church with your husband, as thefriendly unbeliever and ask hard questions of the preacher.

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