Why do you feel all Christians are trying to "convert" you?
♫♩♫ TNMUSICMAN ♭♯♮ 2012/12/04 13:52:59
It seems nowadays a Christian cannot even share his faith without being accused of trying to convert someone. This is especially true when talking with atheists. Oddly enough, I've seen a few people on SH that are "evangelizing atheists" that proclaim the "good news there is no God". I say "fair enough" if you want to share your atheist viewpoints but be prepared (if asked) to defend those "beliefs" because you see atheism and theism are both positive claims. Theists have a number of philosophical and theological arguments to substantiate their beliefs. Obviously,this does not,in and of itself, prove the existence of God but it does contribute to the "justified belief" that the Christian God exists. Atheists will claim all day long they have evidence for their beliefs in the way of logic. I have yet to see the proof that disproves Gods existence. Oh, but now the patented response is "the atheist is not asserting anything so we have no BOP." Once again,BOTH theism and atheism are positive claims.There is no "lack of belief" happening here. I'm not talking to agnostics (or the oft cited "agnostic atheist") but rather true atheists. *For the purposes of this thread I shall not bow to the "new" definitions for atheism. To me,atheism is belief in NO God/gods. Agnostics say they cannot know or they are unsure one way or the other.
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