I know there are a few people who are atheist or who are part of the gay community who follow my blog. First off I would like to thank each of you for taking the time to read some of my articles.
I truly believe in treating each other respectfully and without judgment and condemnation. I do not see why anyone feels the need to separate themselves just because we think differently.
I know I cannot speak for atheist or gay people, but I can only imagine they get tired of hearing us christian people talk like we know so much about how they feel and what they think. Rather than judge and condemn people who think differently, I think it is good to get to know each other as human beings. I think it is good to hear how each of us think and maybe what upsets us in regard to how we treat each other.
Many christian people want to point out what we think is wrong or sinful and make sure the other person knows how we feel. There is nothing wrong with talking about our feelings, but I do not think pointing out what we think is wrong with others is necessary. Although I do not know, I would think that atheist and gay people do not expect complete agreement on everything from christian people. We may not all agree on beliefs, ways of life and many other things but what each of us should expect is kindness, respect and acceptance of each other even in our differences.
Second, if any of you would like to post about yourself and a little bit about your way of life I would be glad for you to do so. So much of the time all we see is the label that is placed on individuals and we forget there are human beings behind those labels who really are not any different than anyone else. Unfortunately many christian people have preconceived ideas of atheists and the gay community, so hearing the facts from each group may be a help in understanding and acceptance.
I personally do not like to see arguing and name-calling from anyone. I see it many times from all types of people. I think we should be able to express our feelings and thoughts without being mean to one another and without having an ulterior motive of trying to convince people who is right and who is wrong. Rather than judge, condemn, be disrespectful or judgmental, I would like to see communication that is kind and productive. I think the best way to understand different views of thought is to hear from each other and get to know a little about the person behind the label.
Feel free to reply to this article and tell us a little bit about yourself and about what you think in regard to being atheist, gay, christian or any other religion. And please keep it respectful. Thank you.