Friday, 11 February 2011

Belief

Sometimes I experience the feeling of being ganged up on that I used to occasionally as a girl. Twitter is a great social net work and I enjoy it. But it does encourage bullies. They see one person being criticized and then they all jump in. I have written about this before but this morning I experienced it from a different group. The first time it was the extreme right wingers. This morning it was the atheists.
I get on with atheists usually. There are a couple on Twitter I talk to regularly and like. My best friends is one and she has good reasons for her non belief in God and it is obvious that she has taken the trouble to think the whole thing out and come up with, for her the best possible set of core beliefs. I respect her beliefs as she does mine.
The destructive ones are the problem. I can't prove God exists any more than they can prove that He doesn't. It takes as much faith not to believe as it does to believe. The fact that God allows bad things to happen is the core of this thinking and I direct them to a blog i wrote some time ago called "Why does God let bad things happen?"
In the middle of a reasonable conversation suddenly the wolf pack pounces. I had no time this morning to answer all their questions which was also taken badly.
I am not interested in per suing a subject to the point of angels dancing on the head of a pin. Reasoned argument is one thing. Semantics is another.
I believe that God is. If you don't then I respect your point of view but I am not interested in the sort of argument that becomes hysterical and abusive.
I don't need to defend my views nor do I need to attack other peoples. We are the sum total of our experience in life. Mine shows me a God of love. And I'm thankful for it.

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1 comment:

  1. I agree that some people can be objectionable on Twitter. I have found, though, that I can use "Unfollow" to my advantage when someone gets unreasonable. If, after they calm down, they contact me directly and ask if I will follow them again, I usually do. And if they only want to berate me or denigrate my positions, then I "shake their dust off of my feet."

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