Letter to the Editor: What if?
BY Steve Gray, Tulsa
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Interesting article about David
Silverman and American Atheists
(“Organization wants fellow atheists
out of closet,” June 16). How a
person could be an atheist when he
or she beholds the majesty of creation
and sees the intricacy of each
cell that makes up creation is beyond
me. Let me be clear: Christians
do not hate atheists. We lovingly
disagree with them, we pity them
and we pray for their salvation.
God gives man free choice. Evil
came about because of original sin
(Adam and Eve). God often takes
something bad and makes something
good come out of it. Why do
bad things happen? Often as the
result of our choices. God is more
interested in developing our character
to be like that of Jesus than he
is having us live without any problems.
All things work together for
good for those who love God and
are called according to his purpose.
We pity atheists because they have
never known the joy that comes
with having a relationship with Jesus
Christ. They’ve never known
the peace that comes from knowing
God loves us, He’s in control, and he
knows what he’s doing. We pity the
finality of their loss when a loved
one dies, whereas Christians know
that our separation is for just a little
Finally, we pity them knowing
that when they die, they face an
eternity of torment and suffering
instead of an eternity too wonderful
to comprehend (John 3:16-18).
If you are an atheist, let me ask
you one question: What if you’re
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