Bill has noticed a strange occurrence on his blog, FriendlyChristian.com.
His readers are disappearing. More importantly, his Christian readers are disappearing.
When writing about what he may have done to alienate readers, he lists a few possible reasons:
Be a Christian that is openly relational with the arch enemy: the Atheists. Be promoted by Atheist websites. Read books written by Atheists. Comment on Atheist websites. Check, Check, Check
Sure, there are plenty of reasons people are attracted to (or not attracted to) certain blogs. But in this case, it’d be particularly unfortunate to lose the key demographic.
Bill even knows the gut reaction that many atheists will have upon hearing about the Christian exodus and promises not to back away:
From an Atheist perspective, what does this say about Christians? That we run away when someone challenges our faith? I’ll never be like that.
I disagree with one commenter’s explanation for all this, though:
… one of the best ways to share your experiences with Christ is in person. Most people are better at showing Christ rather than just telling them. People hear enough about Christ and it is hard to show [genuine] love via the internet.
Frm personal experience, I think most non-Christians would prefer the non-face-to-face contact when it comes to being a victim of evangelism. It’s so much easier to just click the X in the chat box…