I was sitting next to an acquaintance at a banquet when the conversation weirdly drifted onto spiritual topics. In response he said, “I’d like to get together for dinner sometime. In college I made a choice to become an atheist and I love to debate religion.”
I have other “friends” on Facebook who write what I call “drive-by shooting” posts about religion from their atheist viewpoint.
None of these are really interested in discussing. They’re only interested in arguing.
And frankly I don’t have the time or desire.
I’ve also observed that often those same ones carry a real anger that leaves them restless and unhappy. Sometimes they may even be successful by the world’s standards but there’s a hole deep inside. [Read more...]