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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The View From Here

John Shea has written about the effects of a rejected heart. In it I see the atheist’s world-view as s/he rejects both Creator God and the effects He has on those who commit their lives to Him.

For example the atheist sees:
. Christian sacrifice or dedication and chalks it up as guilt.
. The atheist is witness to Christian charity and sees condescension toward the poor;
. Powerful preaching - obvious manipulation;
. Conversion of mind - rationalization;
. Peacefulness - ennui;
. Love of neighbour - self-interest;
. Friendship - opportunism.

The excitement for Jesus of the old is seen as pathetic;
The exuberance for Jesus of the young is seen as immature;
The steadiness of faith in Jesus of the middle-aged is seen by the atheist as sheer boredom.

Titus 1:15 - To the pure, all things are pure, but to those who are corrupted and do not believe, nothing is pure. In fact, both their minds and consciences are corrupted.

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