Earlier today I had the distinct displeasure of reading comments from both believers and non-believers (re: vocal atheists) about Rachel Held Evans. Where I saw this doesn’t matter as I’m fairly certain it was just one of countless places where I or anyone else could see nearly the exact same thing.
My big takeaways from suffering these comments are:
1. The atheists seemed much more empathetic and respectful than most of the Christians, many of whom were quick to point out that Rachel Held Evans is in Hell now.
The first part is unsurprising. Matthew 12:30 clearly states that “whoever is not with me is against me” so, of course, atheists are going to have more empathy and demonstrate more respect toward Rachel Held Evans than believers will. An enemy of my enemy is my friend, after all. Although Rachel Held Evans was kind, congenial, funny, tolerant…her theology clearly indicated…
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