deeper union

Believer and atheist share a deep union.

I remember when I first posted this years ago. It stirred up quite a bit of conversation.

But I believe this cartoon to be true. I claim that believers and atheists share a deeper union than their disagreements.

About David Hayward

David Hayward runs the blog nakedpastor as a graffiti artist on the walls of religion where he critiques religion… specifically Christianity and the church. He also runs the online community The Lasting Supper where people can help themselves discover, explore and live in spiritual freedom.

  • Matt Oxley

    Being human… I would think.

    Maybe even the desire to find truth.

  • Grizwald Grim

    Exactly the point of my “Faithful Deniers of Faith” piece on Atheism.

    The minor difference that makes all the fuss is that Believers use a different set of criteria to determine whether a piece of external data is truth.

  • Jason Dalnoki

    whats beautiful about this is what I’ve been learning about Christian tradition there early church realy thought it this way, but then Greek thought entered into our minds of dualism and we’ve been separated ever since. Jesus is in all and sustains us all thats incredible.

  • Katharine Harrison

    Agree. I see you’ve given the believer a more grumpy and ferocious face though!

  • nakedpastor

    haha katharine. others have pointed that out. he also has the bigger chunk of ice. but that wasn’t intended.

  • buzz

    I think it’s true so some in both camp, but not all. Some believers have no interest in the truth, only what requires the least effort on their part. Ditto some atheists.

  • Martha Orlando

    The great divide. And, neither one will risk walking on water . . .
    Blessings, David!

  • Steve Martin

    That underwater bridge, the connection, is the true fellowship that exists for all humans (believers and unbelievers).

    And that is the fellowship of sin.

    We are all bound by it.

    We really do need a Savior.

  • Josh Foreman

    I think the connection is an unwarranted epistemology.

  • Helen

    Josh, what is an unwarranted epistemology? It sounds kind of cool, but then it might be as kooky to me as saying “fellowship of sin”.

  • Steve

    They are both after spiritual truth. As are many others. That connects them, at the least.

  • Sarah

    love, true recognition of each other.

    Blessed be

    Sas x

  • Sarah

    Jason yet’s that’s it! It’s AWESOME isn’t it! Keep going bro that is it.


  • Christine

    @steve Martin- thought you were actually going to say something nice there for a second. But that would be too inconsistent I guess.