Today I received a message from Benjamin Roussey, a Christian who, in all his typical loving Christian ways, thought it would be a good idea to email me and tell me what he thought about atheism. Here’s my response.
It’s the opening of the door to reason and critical thinking that dispels the myth inside all of us.
Atheists are discriminated against every day, but for some reason it’s acceptable in our society. When are we going to call anti-atheism sentiments what they truly are? When do we start calling out the bigots?
I left my first Lifetree meeting feeling encouraged that common ground could be found between believers and nonbelievers if we take the time to listen to each other and make an effort to understand each other.
If you’re sick of hearing Christians propping up their atheist strawmen and tearing them down, then attend your local LifeTree meeting on the topic and take its place.
If you have a religious loved one who would benefit from reading Understanding an Atheist in preparation for spending the holidays with an atheist, I’d like to send him/her a free copy of the book, along with a personal letter from me.
And by ‘do nothing,’ I mean he says to pray. So, same thing.
The truth is that I’m nothing less than profoundly grateful. What’s more is that mine is a gratitude I could never have arrived at if I thought earthly life was just the lesser part of our experience.
Kevin Davis, the Exec Dir of Young Skeptics, has joined Patheos along with his team of writers from SecularVoices.
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