why athiests and Christians often "lock horns"
Yes ............there are ignorant "Christians"...but "atheists" are guilty of the same.I am sure 'cocksure' Christianity offends as many athiests as 'cocksure' athiesm does Christians. Sometimes neither side will agree this is a fact (maybe it's the ignorance of the two parties in question at the time?)
Someone sent me this website (I didn't find it on my own). It's from a former "Christian" who is telling how Focus on the Family is evil. Here is how he starts what he calls "Christianity 101" (verbatim). I tried to get past it...and well just locked up....couldn't read anymore.
"An almighty God decided he was either bored or lonely so he creates a universe of immense size to house one small, third-rate planet where he can create beings whose purpose is to make him feel better by loving and adoring him. "
Ok...some athiest with a better understanding of Christian theology needs to go tell this 'former Christian' your just plain ignorant and making us all look bad.
What he just claimed is Christianity 101 doesn't reflect the Bible doesn't reflect current science......it's just noise. Please even if you believe it's chance alone or some as yet undiscovered mechanism....it's not a 'third rate planet'.
"For the choir director. A Psalm of David. The heavens are telling of the glory of God; And their expanse is declaring the work of His hands."
Psalms 19:1 NAS