Faith

Good Without?

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A million New Yorkers consider themselves to be good without God’s presence in their lives.&nbsp  In fact, they doubt, to one degree or another, that God even exists.&nbsp  They’re taking the “Good without God” message to subway stations in the city.

They want people to know that humanists, agnostics and atheists are your friends and neighbors.

News flash?

The signs reportedly will state, “A million New Yorkers are good without God.&nbsp  Are you?”

I find it curious that they’d capitalize the name of someone they believe doesn’t exist.

As for my answer, I could be pretty good without God.&nbsp  I know I’m much better — in many, many ways — with Him.

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Patrick is a Christian with more than 30 years experience in professional writing, producing and marketing. His professional background also includes social media, reporting for broadcast television and the web, directing, videography and photography. He enjoys getting to know people over coffee and spending time with his dog.

2 Comments

  • I don’t really understand the purpose of these campaigns. In fact, I don’t understand the point of any pro-atheist campaign that goes about delivering its message by specifically targeting God or those who believe in God.

    Although spiritual and a budding Taoist, I suppose in the eyes of many I would qualify as an agnostic or a humanist. But to me, being an agnostic, a humanist, or even an atheist never translated into paddling as far away from Christianity as possible. After all, an atheist doesn’t believe in the existence of any divine deity, be it God, Allah, Buddha, or Elvis Presley.

    Specifically saying “we are doing just fine without God” really just prompts a “So what?” out of me. I’ve never felt the need to advertise my beliefs or lack thereof. For most people, I think, their religion and/or spirituality is their own private business, and atheists are often saying how religious people should keep it that way. I guess they don’t see the double standard looking them right in the eye.

    • Well, it’s also true that a major component is Christianity is that we are called to spread the message of God to the world. The trouble is that a lot of Christians do a horrible job of this by trying to paint themselves as somehow superior, which isn’t Christ’s message at all.

      It has been my experience with every single atheist I have ever known — every single one — that they have always been the one to tell me about their beliefs before I revealed mine to them. It’s also been my experience with every single atheist I’ve ever known that they’ve insisted on accusing me of “believing in fairy tales” or the like. I don’t go around actively looking for atheists so that I can attack their beliefs; I find it odd that I’ve found quite a few who can’t seem to resist that temptation when a Christian is involved.

      Double standard indeed! 🙂

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