Can a Christian and an atheist be friends? (rrs mailbag)
> Hope sent a message using the contact form at
> I am sorry on behalf of my Christian brothers and sisters if we have
> offended or hurt you. My desire is that the motivation of our hearts would
> be love and peace. I know that is not what happens all the time and I am
> sorry for any pain that was or has been caused. I will confess I am hurt
> and feel very attacked by the words I have heard on this website. I hope
> that one day we can live in peace and love each other. I quess my qeustion
> is - can a Christain and an Atheist be friends? Do you believe that that is
> possible for us to just love each other and appreciate the differnces in
> each other? Sent with much love and tears.
Yes of course Christians and atheists can be friends, it happens all the time.
If you got to know us you'd find that everything we do is because we care about humanity and our survival. We feel religion is dangerous and harmful, and it's our moral obligation to help end it. While we may be wrong (we don't think there is any chance we are wrong), we don't do this to hurt others, we do it because we think we're helping. The point is... our heart is in the right place, just like yours, I can see that. Hopefully you can understand it the other way around.
I personally feel that any tears you shed over our site are because you were brainwashed into Christ belief, not because we were mean to you. That frustrates me, and it's why I seek to end religion, on your behalf, even though you likely don't agree nor would you want me to.
I wish you the best.