Why Don’t Christian Bashers Ever Get Tired of Themselves?

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Why don’t Christian bashers ever get tired of themselves?

I don’t read atheist blogs. But I am aware that at least some of them appear to have no purpose except Christian bashing.

Based on the topics I see posted, it appears that all they do, day after day, post after post, is churn out one attack on Christ, Christianity and Christians after another. I don’t claim or want to be an expert on atheist blogs, but from what I see of these, they are negative to the point of implosion.

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They offer nothing — nothing — on which to build a life or a society except broad (and baseless) claims that they represent “reason.” There is nothing reasonable, healthy or sustaining about a life built on attacking other people.

And that, of course, is the trouble with atheism as a philosophy. It’s a zero. There is no “there” there. When you get past the constant attacking and tearing down and destroying of Christianity and Christian social structures and morality, all you have is … nothing. You cannot sustain a society or a person on nihilism and negativity. It’s like trying to stay healthy by eating styrofoam. 

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You can make good money preaching hatred of Christians and Christianity. You can become a legendary folk hero to people who want to be told that there are no limits to what they may do to other people. But you can not build anything based on a philosophy of tearing down, attacking and destroying.

I am not writing this to encourage atheists to become pretend Christians so that they can avoid looking off the side of the cliff they’ve built and seeing the nothing that their philosophy leads them to. I am writing it to encourage Christians to stop being intimidated by these little thinkers.

Abortion They offer nothing except the emptiness of what is left when your whole purpose is destruction. 

The question isn’t how to answer them, but why don’t they ever get tired of themselves? How many times can you write the same tripe attacking other people and other people’s beliefs before the echo chamber of your own repetitiveness begins to bore you?

Why don’t Christian bashers ever get tired of themselves?  Atheist definition christianity

  • http://www.columbia.edu/~ejc2165/erikcampano/ Erik Campano

    Rebecca, I think you should read atheist blogs. As a general rule, it’s more instructive to read the people with whom we disagree, than those with whom we agree.

    • abb3w

      Which is one reason why I stop by here.

  • Frank

    Because we do not fight against flesh and blood. We fight against spiritual forces that never tire. Truthfully I would worry if our faith wasn’t being attacked. It means we are doing somehing right. After all if we were not a threat to the enemy of God we would be left alone.

  • Zeke

    “I don’t read atheist blogs”
    That’s likely why your understanding, and portrayal, of atheists is inaccurate. Try talking to one, you’ll find they live their life and treat others no different than Christians.

    • Rebecca Hamilton

      I’m not talking about every unbeliever on the planet. I’m talking about Christian bashing atheist blogs.

    • Theodore Seeber

      I’ve talked to many, and I find they DO often treat others much different than a Christian would. A great example is forgiveness- atheists are some of the most grudge carrying, spiteful people you’ll ever meet.

      Good without God is an illusion based on moving the goalposts on what is good to mere avoidance of suffering.

  • Korou

    Not to worry, Rebecca, your prayers are answered!
    Try reading about Atheism Plus, or read that arch-nihilist Richard Dawkins’ book Unweaving the Rainbow, in which he says:

    “After sleeping through a hundred million centuries, we have finally opened our eyes on a sumptuous planet, sparkling with color, bountiful with life. Within decades we must close our eyes again. Isn’t it a noble, an enlightened way of spending our brief time in the sun, to work at understanding the universe and how we have come to wake up in it? This is how I answer when I am asked—as I am surprisingly often—why I bother to get up in the mornings.”

    Of course, you’re quite right – atheism itself doesn’t have anything to do with morality, or the purpose of life – just as theism doesn’t. But theists and atheists certainly can!

    • Rebecca Hamilton

      I wanted to see if someone else would pick this up. Since they haven’t, I’ll just say that I assume that what you are trying to say here is that there is something besides the big zero at the end of atheist thought and you are giving us this little poem as proof of it.

      It amazes me how many people have been persuaded by Dr Dawkins. I don’t read Christian bashing blogs for the same reason that I don’t study things that are written on bathroom walls in public restrooms. However, I have read most (not all, I got tired) of the books written by the so-called “new” atheists. In the first place, they are not “new.” They are rehashes of things that other writers wrote before them, smudged up with a lot of overt hatred and calls for incivility, prejudice and draconian government control of citizens’ private lives in the guise of “protecting” children from being exposed to the horrors of their parent’s religious beliefs.

      The quote in no way answers the big zero. It is lyrical, true. But if you think that answers the nothingness that the atheist viewpoint offers, then you must be someone who could be persuaded by the rants of Dr Dawkins. My suggestion to you is to keep reading, and while you’re doing it to broaden it out to read many viewpoints. You might try thinking about what you read critically while you’re at it.

      • Korou

        So, you don’t read atheist blogs and, as is your right, you veto comments you don’t like. I’m afraid its no wonder you have the wrong ideas you do.

        • Rebecca Hamilton

          Actually, Korou, I ran the statistics last night and I allow 99.44% of the comments that come to this blog. Public Catholic has gotten literally tens of thousands of comments in its short life, so that means I allow a lot of people to have their say. I delete the rude, the obviously mentally deranged, those who are trying to take over the blog with a snow storm of nasty comments, threats, comments that are hate-filled toward women or that attack the Church, the Pope, priests or religious in ugly ways, that try to sell something and those like the one you made yesterday that I deleted that get personal in a hectoring or hateful way. I also will delete 19 posts that say the same thing in almost the same words and keep the 20th to protect the freedom of those who have something else to say to say it.

          As for my “wrong ideas,” I’m sure I have some. But I doubt that reading Christian bashing, atheist blogs will correct them.

    • Theodore Seeber

      For that quote, Dr. Dawkins is just plagiarizing St. Francis.

  • Bill S

    Christian bashing is a way of seeking the truth. If the truth lies in Christianity, then Christians should be able to come up with reasonable counter arguments without resorting to dogma, doctrine, the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, papal infallibility, the inerrancy of the Bible, etc. They should be able to kick butt on atheist blogs just by using reason and logic but they can’t so they don’t.

    • Rebecca Hamilton

      Christian bashing is trashy bigotry and an incitement to prejudice and discrimination. The only “truth” it has anything to do with are the twin truths that we are fallen people living in a fallen world and that the darkness hates the Light. “Reason” and “logic” have nothing to do with what I see on the atheist blogs. As for winning arguments there, I would guess that would like dealing with the atheists who post on this blog; it doesn’t matter. They just keep repeating and repeating the same stuff over and over. As I said: it’s a zero that leads to a dead end, both literally and figuratively.

    • Frank

      Bill the gospel is foolishness to some. The gospel defies reason and logic. This is a good thing and was designed this way. So relying only on reason and logic removes faith from the picture and if there is one thing that no has disagreements about Christianity is it requires faith.

    • Theodore Seeber

      What if the truth IS the doctrine and dogma, and atheism is just an illusion?

      Besides, I’ve yet to see a logical atheist. Most of them are just emotional wrecks who can’t tell good from evil.

  • Bill S

    “The only “truth” it has anything to do with are the twin truths that we are fallen people living in a fallen world and that the darkness hates the Light.”

    First of all, we are not “fallen”. The notion that humans were born to live forever and then introduced death by disobeying God has been shot down by the theory of evolution.

    Secondly, believing the promise of eternal life over the reality of death is darkness, not light. The darkness that hates the light is those who can’t accept death and choose to believe false promises instead of the truth. They hate the fact that all living things die and make room for newer and better living things. So they live their lives in denial.

    • Theodore Seeber

      Then why does your side practice abortion, if you’re not fallen? Why the need for contraception and homosexuality if you’re not fallen? Why divorce if you’re not fallen?

      Atheists aren’t good. They aren’t even close to good. Objectively, and not even including the next life, atheists are not good in THIS LIFE.

      • Bill S

        “Fallen” is just not a word that accurately describes the human condition. We are evolving. We are ridding ourselves of false taboos. There you go again with your sweeping judgments of atheists.

        • Theodore Seeber

          There is no such thing as a “false taboo”. All taboos exist for a reason, and to get rid of them without examining that reason is irresponsible and illogical. You are provably fallen *because* you’re trying to get rid of taboos, based on some irrational faith that taboos are wrong.

      • pagansister

        Theodore, you have grouped all atheists with the same brush—-as not good or even close to good. That is like putting people of a certain religion or race or weight or gender etc. into just one group and judging them. My son happens to be an atheist and he is SOOOO far from your opinion it is unreal. He is a loving, caring, productive, generous, kind human being—and has always been. My son-in-law is also an atheist but was raised in a super conservative religious family. He is all the things I mentioned about my son. There are many more of those who identify as atheists who are like my family members. Guess I’m saying I totally disagree with your assessment.

        • Theodore Seeber

          Is he pro-life? If not, then sorry, I can’t describe him as good, or even generous. I have yet to meet an atheist who isn’t about breaking down the very taboos that make up “good behavior” or “generosity”.

          • pagansister

            Actually Ted, he is pro-choice, plus all the above things I said about both of my sons. I still totally disagree with your assessment of ALL atheists. How do you describe those who are Jewish, or Black, or perhaps overweight etc? Does each person in each of those groups I mention have the same characteristics? Each person in each group—perhaps those that are Jewish—are all rich or that those who are Black are lazy etc. I can’t figure out how you can characterize all those in a group as exactly the same. That would be like claiming that all Catholics go to Mass every Sunday, and confession once a week, etc. It wouldn’t be true, anymore than claiming that all atheists are “not good or even close to good.”

  • FW Ken

    Rebecca, I think the question of your title has been answered: no, they don’t.

    • Rebecca Hamilton

      Uh-huh.

  • Bill S

    “Bill the gospel is foolishness to some. The gospel defies reason and logic.”

    That’s exactly why it should not be taken seriously. Don’t be fooled into believing that foolishness and defying reason and logic are a good thing. They are not.

    • Theodore Seeber

      When in the service of TRUTH, they are- but atheism isn’t even logical to begin with.

  • http://www.rosariesforlife.com Dave

    I invite all, whether atheist or Christian, to read this story. Rebecca, this would be worthy of a post from you, though far be it from me to tell you what to do… ;-)

    http://www.scifiwright.com/2011/09/a-question-i-never-tire-of-answering/#more-3997

    • Rebecca Hamilton

      I’ll look at it before I go to bed tonight Dave. Promise. (And thanks.)

    • Theodore Seeber

      It’s a bit old, and already has over 200 comments, so I didn’t comment there. But suffice to say I had a similar intellectual journey, if not the absolute proof he seems to have had.

  • Bill S

    “Actually, Korou, I ran the statistics last night and I allow 99.44% of the comments that come to this blog.”

    That’s impressive. Sorry for my part in the 0.54%.

  • Bill S

    Oops. 0.56%

  • http://www.worldlyannoyances.blogspot.com sue

    Rebecca, you’re SO right about atheists. They are vicious – it’s so evident in their blogs. Have a beautiful day. P.s. atheists hate the fact that Jesus Christ rules. Oh, that puts their panties in a snit’ every time.


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