Christianity Today wants you to finish the sentence in a poll: Atheism is…
- a major threat to Christianity
- the only rational outlook
- just another religion
- mostly irrelevant today
Let’s break this down.
Of course atheism is a threat to Christianity. Just like Christianity is a threat to atheism. Just like every religion is a threat to every other religion. That’s just obvious. Bad choice.
The only rational outlook? I like that one. Everyone, go pick that.
Just another religion?! Atheism is not a religion. I’m not the first to say this, but saying atheism is a religion is like saying bald is a hair color and not collecting stamps is a hobby. Religion means a belief in the supernatural. That’s not atheism. Bad choice.
Mostly irrelevant today? Well, considering that many of the bestselling books in the past year have been atheist-themed, and atheism is getting covered in the media more than ever, and the fact that Christianity Today saw to it to have a poll question about atheism…. I think it’s safe to say it’s fairly relevant. Bad choice.
Other? Atheism is other? That doesn’t even complete the sentence properly. Bad choice.
If you’d like to participate, here’s the poll.
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