One of the primary grudges secular atheism holds against Christians is alleged intolerance. Which begs the fundamental question: “What is tolerance anyway?” Despite the meaning imposed upon the word in liberalist post-American America, the etymology of the word might surprise many. The origins of tolerance render it something akin to “being able to take large doses” or “to bear up, endure.”
Nowhere in its origins are the ideas that “all views have equal merit” or “accept all forms of behavior or you’re a bigot” in sight, as modern atheistic relativism demands.
True Christianity, and the individuals who populate the demographic, fit the original definition to a proverbial “T.” While it’s true that believers rally for traditional societal, political, and ethical values, they do not call for harm to come to religious adversaries. In short, the bona fide Christian endures the views of others – without accepting them of course – while following Jesus’ command to “…love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you…” (Matthew 5:44)
The atheist’s cry of Christian intolerance is actually quite risible, as well as massively hypocritical, when held up to the tiniest iota of scrutiny. Take for example the efforts of “undoJesus.org,” a website whose devotees are committed to such tolerant objectives as:
- to advocate against the widespread acceptance of the story of Jesus Christ as written in the Holy Bible;
- to prevent further justification of actions causing death and destruction from those in power of whom abuse the widespread acceptance of the Holy Bible as truth;
- to save individuals from grief and misery resulting from their acceptance of false information proselytized by the Church;
- to redirect human energy from religious practice to reason-based societal and environmental efforts;
- to create a clearing for world peace by eliminating religious conflict–a major contributor to wars;
So much absurdity, so little room to write about it. Despite the lambasting found in the website’s objectives, undoJesus.org has the audacity to claim that it is “…a love site, not a hate site” and that “the intent of this site is to advance the wellness of individuals and society as a whole.”
How it proposes to accomplish that, beyond its efforts to repudiate Christ and Christianity, is a bit of a mystery. What undoJesus.org and atheist activism in general does is point a finger of blame at the Christian religion and says “THAT is the problem with the world.” Again, how obliterating Christianity is any way to solve society’s issues is perplexing at minimum.
John Lennon’s famous atheist anthem “Imagine” proposed a world without possessions OR spiritual sojourn, that is, religion. Like “undo” Lennon believed that these things give people something to “kill or die for.” It appears these individuals are/were oblivious to the fact that history records only 7 % of wars have had religious origins, 4% of that being Islamic, while a full 93% have been non-religious. Perusing “The Black Book of Communism” would do such types a world of good.
And yet these statistics make Christianity “…a major contributor to wars?” The thought process of the secular atheist is indeed inexplicable.
The ultimate irony is that Christians are dubbed intolerant by a group of people who wish to eradicate their very existence. And by at least one individual who was crude enough to carry a sign reading: “If Jesus returns, kill him again.” Makes a reasonable person wonderful whose hearts are actually full of hate and violence.