Your own immediate answer is most likely a resounding NO! They are total opposites. Devout Christians believe in Egnet, and devout atheists don’ to. And you also can’ to get any more different than that, right? Yes, but wait. You will find something that both devout Christians and devout atheists discuss.
Sure, they’ re also on opposite ends of it. But the belief itself… they discuss. It’ s genuine, they’ re also both passionate about this, and also they’ ll argument their beliefs relentlessly. Okay, so they can’ to both be right. The thing is, they BELIEVE something. And at today’ s ambivalent, self-absorbed culture, I find that refreshing.
Agnostics, on the other hand, aren’ to sure what they believe. And Modern age followers accept every thing so can you even call that belief? Even among the greater Christian community, complacency has so diluted the faith that in the lives of many Christians, values and convictions are as firm and resolute like a slinky on the stairs.
Devout Christians don’ to have that problem. Instead, they may be considered firm, Bible Thumpers and often labeled close minded and allergic. That’ s because their beliefs are based on the Holy bible, which they believe is the absolute Word of God. Through definition, absolute is actually, well… absolute. And that doesn’ to leave you much versatility.
But at least you know where devout Christians stand. At least there’ s no politically correct dual speak so full of trite talk an individual can’ t understand what they’ re also saying-much less the actual actually believe. And the same is true of devout atheists. They are just as adamant about their belief in God’ s non-existence and just as ready to defend their own position.
My only point of contention is that numerous atheists reject Christianity without even knowing its simple values.
So how do devout Christians and devout atheists become pals?
Through mutual respect.
Because they both are a symbol of something. And that seems to be an excellent that’ s generally lacking just about everywhere. So both devout Christians and devout atheists can appreciate the other for standing up and sticking to their weapons.
Obviously, both will never understand the other. Devout Christians will pray for the salvation of devout atheists and also devout atheists will suggest qualified therapists to help Christians arrived at their senses. And probably always wonder why committed Christians aren’ to institutionally committed. But neither one will ever argue the other side more than. That type of about face only happens through personal revelation.
Instead, devout Christians and also devout atheists should agree to disagree… and direct their powers into other, a lot more worthwhile causes.
Chip Tudor is a professional, freelance copywriter, published creative author, and pastor to Adults 55+/Men with Fairhaven Church in Dayton, Ohio. His E-book, Christianity for the Average Joe can be obtained at Amazon . com. com. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0080Q8HWE