Diary of an Atheist

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Dear Diary,

Today I am fully convinced that my choice to be an atheist or a non-believer as the so-called religious people say is a good one. One of those "religious" people came to my house today to ask me some questions as if I am some sort of criminal under interrogation. I was kind enough to let him in because I myself wanted to ask him some questions eventually but I gave him his time first. The guy asked me if I knew where my soul would go if I die today. I asked him why is it he was so obsessed with death and more specifically my death seeing that I had not done him anything to warrant his concern. He told me that I was a lost soul because I did not believe what he believes. He then proceeded to open the religious text that he studies and was about to read a passage from it for me when I decided to as him as few questions. "Excuse me sir I hope you don't mind if I ask you a few questions." "Oh not at all." Came the response.

I saw that this was my chance. So I began: "Sir in the Bible that you study and claim is the inerrant word of God, it is stated that God is loving doesn't it?" As I cited Psalms 136:26 which states that we should give thanks to God for his love endures forever, "Then why is it that God gave King Saul and the Israelites the command to massacre people in 1 Samuel 15:2-3, including children and babies? Why also did God allow a bear to maul to death forty-two boys in 2 Kings 2:23-24 for merely saying that Elisha was bald?" Seeing his hesitancy to respond, I hit him another question: "If Jesus is called the Prince of Peace in Isaiah 9:6, then why is it that he himself said that he did not come to bring peace but a sword in Matthew 10:34-36?" He finally began to muster up a brittle response about my taking the Bible "out of context." "Out of context?" I said. "Can you please explain to me the "right context"? " "You see, what you must realize is that in those days the era was different that''s why God dealt with people differently." "Oh I see so," I replied, "So then if that is the case then why is it stated in Malachi 3:6, "For I, the LORD, do not change; therefore you, O sons of Jacob, are not consumed."

Obviously frustrated that he couldn't find an appropriate answer to my question, he responded in an angry tone: "Look I see that you are obviously a very confused and lost individual, I will no longer waste my time with you." My response left him speechless: "So let me get this straight sir, you believe in a book that is full of contradictions which you can't explain despite studying it numerous times, get angry with me because you couldn't answer my questions and then have the audacity to tell me that I am the "confused" and "lost" one?" He promptly picked up his things, shook his head and humbly left. Obviously embarrassed that I was so knowledgeable regarding the Bible.

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#1 @ 6 years ago
by Kathryn_Robinson - Quiet veteran

edited: sorry, wrong post

12 comments, registered 9 years ago
#2 @ 6 years ago
by Bushes Chamois - Quiet veteran

Kathryn_Robinson wrote

edited: sorry, wrong post

Meh with meh on top.

25 comments, registered 9 years ago

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