They Like Me! They Really Like Me!

 

Well, not exactly.

“Like” is a pretty strong word. They tolerate me.

Well, maybe tolerate isn’t the right word. They think I’m OK.

Well, not exactly OK in a I’ll be your buddy for awhile kinda way, but maybe safe to glance at once in a while from a distance.

A long distance, protected by a battery of nuns armed with holy water.

And a couple of exorcists.

And only once. When no-one’s looking. If they have nothing else to read (excepting the Bible, which they can always re-read).

Oh, who am I kidding.

12 thoughts on “They Like Me! They Really Like Me!

  1. OK, so they said: You won’t agree with 99% of his blogs ….

    What’s the 1% “you” will agree with? Is it a few complete posts? A bunch of scattered sentences here and there? Or maybe just random words, like “Christian” and “Bible,” taken out of context.

    Oh, I’d so like to know.

  2. EXTERMINATOR,
    if you really d want to know then should come over ask. Random words do make up a percentage. It is a point of view that can be shared between any two people. That will out you in agreement.I don’t always disagree with SI. Most of the time yes but not always.

  3. To put it simply I agree with SI on some post. You imply that I (or most Christian) only agree on words or scattered sentences that and atheist will say or write.

    “OK, so they said: You won’t agree with 99% of his blogs ….

    What’s the 1% “you” will agree with? Is it a few complete posts? A bunch of scattered sentences here and there? Or maybe just random words, like “Christian” and “Bible,” taken out of context. ”

    If you want to know what I am in agreement with (at this blog) you should ask. I don’t concur with him on random words or broken sentences that are compiled to form an entire statement. That is not how I comprehend. While I cannot type or spell I do comprehend. I referred them over here because this is a blog worth reading. While extremely different my views it is a thought provoking read.
    What part did you not understand? The entire comment refers to your comment. Explain please? Not being rude just not seeing where there is a communication break there.

  4. SI, our atheistic blog plan is working. Blog Guy is clearly in our “target audience” – one of those Christians who wants to love us and appreciates those of us who don’t trash them.

    I KNEW it work doing it this way. Dawkins is brilliant but has it all wrong. Be nicer than the average Christian (not difficult) and moderate Christians will take a closer look at us.

    As Blog Guy, and others like him, read more and more rational thought, they will be relentlessly drawn in to it. Little does he realize that just in acting with common-sense approach of “dialogue with the enemy” he will ultimately embrace full reason. I know he’ll respond that I’m completely off the mark. That’s ok. Someday he will look back on this exchange and smile. He will say, “yep, that Evolutionary Middleman, had it pegged – and I don’t mind admitting I was wrong” – because it’s one of the benefits of tossing off dogma, that you CAN admit being incorrect. I predict that within 3 years, Bluecollarblogger will join our ranks as we slowly, but surely, drag every believer in the supernatural out and into the light of reason.

    Good job, my friend!

  5. John B

    I can’t tell whether you’re being serious or sarcastic. If the former, you might be living in a fantasy. One I live in on occasion, but usually I get slapped silly by reality, as I note with my exchange with Tim on his blog.

  6. “I can’t tell whether you’re being serious or sarcastic”

    It’s how I roll, SI… you never know for sure. But I can tell you that life has been slapping me silly for 54 years, so I was probably COMPLETELY serious…

    …or not.

    Wait… here’s a hint. I changed the first line of my original post, from this: “SI, our evil atheistic blog plan is working.”

    I thought that clarified things too much, and I changed it!

  7. John B of course I will respond to your comment. I admit I am wrong to God. About following Him I am not wrong. Being nice is one thing. Being able to make an intelligent point is another. I posted a link over here because this is a blog where the writer will respond to your comment with maturity and class. Using his mind for other things then cheap shots.
    As for converting back to atheism. I wouldn’t count on it. To much doesn’t add up when you look at all the facts.
    I have respect and love for those who trash me also. Conversation with them is more difficult however.
    Define average and moderate Christian. I am not aware of different types of Christians? Do you mean better educated? Older? Younger? Popular? Which one of those puts us in a different bracket than the others.
    We are taught to respect even the one same. That is one of the most beautiful things about Christianity. We are made to love God and to love one another the way He loves us. That meaning we are equal.Meaning that we are worth the same value. Our hope is to grow away racism, stereotyping, and any thing other than acceptance of our fellow man. Too bad the world doesn’t see that way. It would be alot better off if it did.
    Sorry the world has slapped you in the face for 54 years. Your cheek is probably tired. With God is it not like that. I hope you come to learn that.

  8. Define average and moderate Christian. I am not aware of different types of Christians? Do you mean better educated? Older? Younger? Popular? Which one of those puts us in a different bracket than the others.

    There are degrees of fervency. The most fervent Christians try to take their faith far beyond where faith belongs – in the personal life of the individual – and insist that others follow the same irrationality. This is the type of Christian that most atheists find themselves opposing. The ones who believe in the literal inerrancy of the Bible, for instance, despite evidence – solid, overwhelming, real life evidence – that completely contradicts it. Those are often called fundamentalists, or fundies for short. In atheist circles, fundy is a pejorative for many, though not all.

    With all due respect, Tim, you hold many of those beliefs, so you will find people who will vociferously disagree with you, and sometime even be rude, because they cannot understand how faith trumps fact for you. I don’t understand it myself, but I won’t call you names. I was brought up by my parents to believe that “if you can’t say something nice about someone, don’t say anything at all”. Sometime, that’s impossible, because my criticism may be perceived as hurtful. I stay away from ad hominem attacks, and try to stick with attacking the thinking, not the thinker.

    That is one of the most beautiful things about Christianity.

    I’d agree with that, except I’d change the word “Christianity” to “humanity”. There is nothing about Christianity that gives it exclusive ownership of respect. That’s a human attribute, one human to another. Christianity simply formalized it in some way.

  9. Si
    “I’d agree with that, except I’d change the word “Christianity” to “humanity”. There is nothing about Christianity that gives it exclusive ownership of respect. That’s a human attribute, one human to another. Christianity simply formalized it in some way.”
    I don’t see eye to eye with you on that one. i have never found a person who is able to act kindly out of their own nature. Other than very young children who are innocent and unaware of the world and all of it’s evil. People are cruel and completely misunderstanding. Humanity is a good concept. Being a Christian I see more than just treating people like I want to be treated. I see it as obedience to God. The only way to follow Him.
    Let me share with you my favorite scripture…”Love one another as I have loved you.” John 15:12
    That should be the goal of every Christian.. To love everyone that you meet.. What if we respected everyone like Jesus did, gave to everyone like Jesus did, were wiling to die for one another like Jesus did. How much better off would we be. Even if you don’t believe in God what if you attempted to duplicate the level of fairness and unconditional love that He lived out. for everyone? That would be the single thing that would change the world. Love.
    You said..
    “There are degrees of fervency.”
    I would then be considered a most fervent Christian then. I see too many holes and to many what if”s in every possible theory on the world’s origin and ours alike. It just doesn’t add up at all. So I grew in faith that the only solution possible is the one that cannot be proven wrong. I then began to see the things that only God could do and everyday more and more faith comes. You have to look for God to see Him.
    While this is not Tim I am certain that you were meaning to talk to me. I do think that alot of the rudeness you will find in life is from lack of home training and also a lack of respectful understanding of the next man or woman’s freedom to believe.Christianity teaches these(sadly some Christians don’t however).Agree or disagree no matter how strongly people should never condemn or persecute others on their looks or their opinions. We take free speech and use it as a weapon. Free speech is limited in that it is not considered free speech to trash and bash others for being different.( I learned this in the 5th Grade).Opposition is welcome and that is the reason I am comfortable to send readers to your page. You are respectful and that goes along way to getting you opinion heard(Not agreed with but heard). I don’t mind if other trash me on other blogs. The goal of Blue Collar Blogger is to create a place where all are welcome to come and share their views on anything and not be insulted. I encourage different opinions. All of them ,but I will not allow my page to be reduced to nothing but sarcasm and cheap shots. If I wouldn’t want a seven year old to read it I will not allow it.

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