No. Because god doesn’t exist. *Point for atheists.*
That’s the message on the church sign outside Rose City Park United Methodist Church in Portland, Oregon. It’s getting a lot of press, too.
“It is my hope from our little sign board in Portland, Oregon that perhaps some good discussion will take place among those of all faiths and no faiths. It is my hope in this world that treasures violence over gentleness, the love of power over the power of love, that we might behave a bit more kindly toward one another. God knows, the Christian church these days is taking a beating and needs to have some good publicity,” [Rev. Tom] Tate wrote on Facebook.
Well, I’ll give him credit for acknowledging that there are kind atheists as well as hateful Christians. Now, I’d like to hear some examples of “hateful Christians”: Rick Warren with his anti-gay bigotry? Mark Driscoll with his men-are-superior attitude? Westboro Baptist Church makes for low hanging fruit. The pastor’s platitude is nice, but let’s hear him call out some of these “hateful Christians” who always seem to be praised for their goodness.