When Americans criticize Christianity for being mean, nasty, and delusional, I am generally baffled. How can we not know better? Yet Jesus predicted this sort of thing (John 15:18-27). Even though I once did it myself, I still do not entirely understand why I bothered. It make so little sense to attack Christianity. Therefore, when I get that occasional visitor who hates Christianity, I study them with considerable curiosity.
Other than a Christian nation, where else in the world would it be safe to viciously attack the predominant belief. Yet that is exactly what does, and he is proud of himself. Look at his blog’s tagline.
Finding truth through logic, reason, and research
Well then I am glad that I do not believe in the god that you example. A capricious, ill tempered, and jealous construct. That people attribute to taking care of them, but in actuality was created by man to control other men through guilt. I find your dialog and lack of historical understanding unacceptable. The facts that ordering to kill someone else to take their land under the guise of dealing judgment on peoples who don’t agree with your insane preachments that your god has told you that they are evil. This is totalitarian and uncompassionate. And the fact that you welcome this and eagerly accept it shows how delusional this belief system is. (from here)
When made his first three sorties, he tried to be specific. When those fell flat, he resorted to unsupported assertions. That sort of stuff is stupid, but it can sound impressive, and it solves a problem.When no specific charge is offered, how do we reply? Consider this edited version. Imagine if someone where you work said this to you.
Well, I am glad that I do not have the sort of character that you example. A capricious, ill tempered, and jealous construct. People say you cannot getting along with anyone. You spend too much effort trying to control other people by making them feel guilty. That’s a vile way just to make others reluctant not to give you whatever you want. I find this behavior and your defense of it unacceptable. The fact is that you have no right to manipulate others by taking advantage of their kindness and tolerance. When there are truly needy people, you have no business pretending neediness just to get others to give you whatever you want. That is sneaky and uncompassionate. And the fact that you behave like this and eagerly accept unwarranted charity shows just how delusional you are.
How would you reply? You would have to ask what they were talking about, right? What if your accuser just spouted more of the same? Would others, just because of the seriousness of the charge, think you must be guilty of something?
Similarly, when ignorant people just repeat vile nonsense they have heard about the Bible, the Bible becomes difficult to defend. Fortunately, it is not our job to defend the Bible. Our job is to live what the Bible teaches us and to tell others about it. When people actually read the Bible, the Bible needs no defense.