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Is an Atheist’s Life Easier than a Christian’s?

The YouTube apologist “jezuzfreek777” asserts in his latest video that it’s much more difficult to live as a Christian, while atheists get to write their own ticket and do whatever they want.

My response is short, and there was plenty I could have added. But seeing as this fellow clearly has a Christian persecution complex, I opted not to divulge into some of the hardships atheists often face. Instead, I mostly focused on correcting a few presumptions.



Following blind orders is always simpler than making an actual effort to figure out what the right choices really are. If you are a Christian and you find your bible-based lifestyle difficult to adhere to, the problem isn’t you… it’s what’s in your bible. 

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6 thoughts on “Is an Atheist’s Life Easier than a Christian’s?

  1. I’m not sure if you have ever checked out Doug Muder’s blog, The Weekly Sift, but he had a great post a couple of days ago that I think really encapsulates the scale of difficulty that Christians face when compared to other marginalized groups like gay people and atheists.

    Muder brings up arguments from a gay man named Wayne Self, who brought up the recent Chick-Fil-A controversy is an example of the incongruity of the difficulties some Christians face when compared to the groups that they actively work to oppress. Self says of Chick-Fil-A CEO Dan Cathy:

    “This isn’t about mutual tolerance because there’s nothing mutual about it. If we agree to disagree on this issue, you walk away a full member of this society and I don’t. There is no “live and let live” on this issue because Dan Cathy is spending millions to very specifically NOT let me live. I’m not trying to do that to him.”

    http://weeklysift.com/2012/09/10/the-distress-of-the-privileged/

  2. YouTube doesn’t allow us to leave long messages, so I had to condense my argument. Here’s what I wrote there:
    ——————

    Atheists don’t “remove God” from their lives. Believers add God to theirs.

    You want to make sense? Start at the beginning. Cogito Ergo Sum — I think, therefore I am. The one thing you can know, without fear of equivocation, is your own existence.

    Christianity tells us to believe in impossible things: immaculate conception, virgin birth, resurrection after 3 days, transubstantiation, miracles AND NOT to believe in what is most real: OURSELVES.

    Brainwashing has twisted you around. Denial.

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