Christian vs non christian dating
They believe their son, whom they love dearly, is going to be tortured forever. They’re upset that I reject their way of life as both deluded was a Christian. And let’s say this information came from a very reliable source, so that you this was going to happen. Would you just mention this to your friends and family in passing, and send them the occasional tract with information on the threat of the Nazis? Maybe you would drive out there and try to convince them of the threat until you were blue in the face. I know if would do some pretty drastic things to save my friends and family. Sure, they’re upset that their son has rejected most of the values and “truths” they tried to instill in me. The Nazis were going take everybody off to concentration camps in chains, and possibly kill them.This is not a post for attacking Christian beliefs or promoting atheistic views. Maybe you would refuse to leave until they came away with you. But this is not what Christians do for their friends and family who they really believe are on the verge of falling into eternal torture, even though they this stuff, but they don’t act like it. Let’s say we all lived in Poland at the start of World War II and you got word that soon, the Nazis were going to invade the town where several of your friends and family lived.As best we can tell, humans always act so as to fulfill the strongest of their current desires, given their beliefs.But I very much doubt that Christians do not have a strong desire to save their spouses, their children, and their best friends from eternal agony.So there seems to be something weird about the they believe? If you really believe this, you shouldn’t have to tell yourself, “You’re right, I really should try harder to evangelize.” No, if you really believed, you would already have that motivation! And if you really believed, you wouldn’t need to constantly repeat the doctrines of Christianity to yourself, and do everything you can to “build up your faith.” I don’t need to remind myself that the Holocaust happened or that gravity is real. Um, well their beliefs aren’t just amoral propositions. So if they think God wants them to play life a certain way, they are obligated to comply.I don’t need to constantly “build up my faith” in the existence of magnetism. Hence, wearing a seat belt makes sense if it is their duty in this life to take care of it until the time is right.
Also, your parents can tell themselves that maybe you’ll come around and that your current doubts are all part of God’s master plan.They have to accept tons of stuff like that anyway, so it’s really just one little baby step more.Further, if they know anything about your hobbies here on your blog, many Christians it seems, whether they have kids or not tell themselves that our interest in Christianity is because we secretly want to be Christians and/or that God is compelling us back into the fold.Since they apparently really do believe in Christianity, these things can be easily construed in that light and incidentally there are atheists who buckle and give into religions they harshly criticized before. So there is enough uncertainty to keep them from being totally distraught even if it’s not how they’d like things to go.
Many things in life are not what they want and they didn’t hold that against God, so neither would they hold wayward children against that perspective either.
Ben believe that abortion is murder, why do so many of them choose to protest peacefully and non-violently?