If I say that I do not believe in God then why is that perceived as a challenge to coerce or manipulate or convert me? If I say I do not believe in God and someone responds by saying, I will pray for you. Isnt that the same as them saying to me
I am right and you are wrong. Isnt that abusive? If I say I do not believe in God
then why is that an attack?
How have I attacked you? How have I hurt you? If I suggest that spirituality is, in fact, the relationship we have with all living things and exclude God as the Father, the creator
qualify it by offering that it is my opinion, my belief
then why are you compelled to argue? If you say, Eventually, when you are through being angry, or have worked through your anger, you will find God again. Arent you telling me what to feel and how to feel
passing judgment on me?
Is this post
an attack? Is it a judgment? Do you feel threatened?
I have ade it clear in many instances where I stand spiritually.
Do I see your post as an attack? No
Is it a jusdgement? No.
Do I feel threatened? No.
Have you attacked me or my believes? No.
Will I pray for you? Yes.
Why? Because I am standing on the other side. I find my strength in Him. Not in a church, not in an institution, but Him. He has carried me through pretty rough times. When there was no one else, He was there.
Am I going to try to convert you? No. That is not my place to do.
You have the right to believe what you want, we all do. We are all connected with a similar pain, hurt and struggle. Your experience made youbelieve the things you do. My experience makes me believe what I do.
Thanks for your honesty in your post.