Tuesday, May 26, 2009

For Real?

On Monday, May 18 the Raleigh News and Observer ran an article entitled "Parents Nurture non Belief". The article explains that group gathers on Sundays to form community and support one another. The group is comprised of people who consider themselves atheists, agnostics, secular humanists, or people who just don't believe in organized religion. The purpose of their congregation is to support one another in nurturing non belief in their children.
For real?
There are people who put effort into teaching their children to not believe?
How hard is that?
Some of the folks report that they are disillusioned and distrust religious organizations because of corruption.
Well, hello folks!
Wherever there is an organization of humans,religious or not, there is sin.
It's in our nature.
There is greed, there is abuse, there is impropriety and sometimes even murder.
Look at what happened to Jesus.
I don't feel outrage, just sadness.
These people are exercising their God given free will.
I can't imagine my life without God.
Ironically, unbelief is a belief.
It just doesn't require faith.
Since the story ran there have been several heated responses in the letters to the editor representing both sides. One of the most critical was written by Anne Graham Lotz, the daughter of the Rev. Billy Graham. Ms. Lotz writes:
"If there is one true living God who created us to know Him in a
personal, loving relationship, then parents who nurture unbelief
in their children are guilty of committing the ultimate child abuse.
Frankly, I see her point.
But when I look to My Savior, Jesus Christ, I hear,
"Father, forgive them. They know not what they do."
I will faithfully pray for them whether they believe or not.

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