In answer to the Brainerd M.D. who proclaimed his atheism and shared with us what he feels are his responsibilities. You say that as an atheist physician you are responsible for my life. You say that as an atheist American you are responsible for protecting the constitution. You say that as an atheist father you are responsible to love. You say the underlying question of atheism is also the favorite phrase of a 3-year old. That phrase is why.
Please dont presume you are responsible for my life. You arent. I, too, want to protect the Constitution and preserve my rights. You say your ability to love is augmented by the fact that you are not encumbered with the guilt and shame inherent in the doctrine of religion. How can you, an atheist, presume to say why or how a believer in God loves? You say the practice of disowning ones offspring seems to be a primarily religious exercise. You say how sad and patently ridiculous. I say to believe that is sad and patently ridiculous.
We all have a right to believe the way we do. I am a Christian, a follower of Jesus. I believe I was created by a being most supreme. I believe in life after death. I believe in kindness and I believe in prayer. With the beauty of life surrounding me I neednt ask why or even how. I know the answer.
Theresa M Jarvela
We can still make unhealthy choices
The question was asked, Can anyone tell me what good comes out of smoking? Well heres your answer. It doesnt matter what good there is. You just dont get it. This is the United States, we have the freedom to make unhealthy choices. Why cant people understand that? This whole idea that more laws and regulation, is the be all, end all to all society's woes is getting tiresome.
More why questions
After reading the letter by the atheist physician, I felt just like a three-year-old. All I wanted to do was ask him why questions. For example:Why are you responsible for promoting the truth, defending the constitution, or anything else for that matter if you are not bound by any ideology?
Why do some atheists disagree with you about truth and love being atheist responsibilities, and why do some even disagree with you that truth and love exist?
Why do you believe that Christians are held hostage by dogmata rather than freely choosing to accept these teachings because they believe they are true?
Why do you believe that asserting God does not exist is the same as asking why the earth was created?
Why do you think the atheist claim that our highly ordered universe came into existence without the benefit of an intelligent designer is not an extraordinary claim requiring extraordinary evidence?
Why do you think there is no evidence supporting Christian claims, given the Bible is a collection of firsthand historical accounts, and extra-Biblical historical sources support many of the claims found in the Bible?
Why are you unaware that your employer, the Benedictine Order, has both believed in God and provided medical care for 15 centuries?
Why do you invoke the establishment clause of the first amendment when no one is suggesting that the state establish a religion?
Why do you think the founding fathers would have have had a problem with encouraging individual religious practice, when the historical record indicates otherwise?
Why do you think not feeling guilt or shame over bad behavior is necessarily a good thing?
And finally, why do atheists always act like the world was standing still before atheism came into vogue?
Unborn children deserve respect
It is all well and good that people step forward to end abuse of children outside the womb, but how about violence against children in their mothers wombs? Dont unborn children deserve the same respect as born children?
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