31 May 2012

Can Christians, Agnostics & Atheists Get Along With Each Other?

Submitted by Stephen Winters

Over the years I have seen many outspoken Christians and atheists......
In Reality, I don't think that the views about desire morals and behaviors of the "Christian", the atheist, or the agnostic are all that far apart. What often separates them is misunderstandings, prejudices, personal biases and "doctrine". I sincerely doubt that anyone of these groups would be against being kind to others, dealing honestly with each other, realizing the importance of telling the truth, etc. (The overall heading of these virtues might be love, as follows.

Love is patient,
Love is kind
Love does not envy
Love does not boast
Love is not proud.
Love does not dishonor others
Love is not self-seeking,
Love is not easily angered,
Love keeps no record of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
Love always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres, Love never fails.

(Of course I realize that there may be wounded, insensitive or, cruel people in any of these groups, but I speaking about about each group in their best ideals)
At your highest level (whatever that might be) are you against any of the above mentioned attributes of love?

A Christian might say that someone exhibiting the above attributes of love is "godly" (meaning "god-like). I'm assuming that an atheist or an agnostic would say that a person exhibiting those attributes would be "mature" or (whatever word you might use). Ultimately, does it really matter whether someone is called godly, or mature, or whatever other word?

No matter what our spiritual, religious, atheist or agnostic, life is better for all of us if we treat each other with love and kindness.

 

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