Me your humble athiest:I am an athiest, I use to believe in Jesus, but that is silly because, imaginary gods aren't real.
Righteous Dude:Jesus loves you, when you say that you use to believe in Jesus, you were probably just going thru the motions, did you have a personal relationship with jesus?
Me your humble athiest:Yes, but I came to realize that my relationship was imaginary.
Righteous Dude: If you had a real personal relationship yada yada yada
Me your humble athiest:Told him my life story....reasons why I believed...how I came to realize that fear makes us create a lot of imaginary gods and monsters, and that the only real monsters are you and I, and that an imaginary god isn't going to do anything about that...etc.
Righteous Dude:I dont think you had a personal...........yada yada yada
God was testing that dude that promised to sacrifice the next living thing to exit his house if he won a war.
The next living thing was his daughter.
He burned her alive.
Who exactly won that test there? Not the daughter, me thinks........
Why do atheists always assume that Christians are going to respond to logic, reason, and rationality. They don't give a rat's ass about logic, reason, or rationality. Crazy does not mean stupid, it just means crazy.
Doesn't the responsibility of this relationship fall in Jesus' court? I mean, it's like the 'faith' thing. It is simply a feeling that defies logic, therefore isn't it an inborn trait installed by god? If it isn't there, that makes it his mistake?