One of my Facebook friends posted this as his status today:
To my evangelical Christians out there, don't worry if they reject the Word of God the 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 50th time...they may harden their hearts now, but just remember: Everything has a melting point! Just pray that God turns up the heat!
Someone named Ezekiel, of all things, commented and said that this should be the quote of the year, and as usual, four other Christians immediately clicked "like" within minutes of it being posted. I really try not to touch these things on FB, both because it bothers me when people attack things I say on my own wall and also because I just don't feel like bothering with the inevitable argument that will arise. But sometimes it gets really hard to deal with this attitude. I may not agree or like it, but basically I respect their right to their beliefs and I keep my godless comments confined to other areas, so that people don't feel like they're being bombarded by atheism every time they check their news feed.
And when I do get on T|A or Twitter or what have you, I try to avoid making statements that "one day those deluded Christians will see the light." That's not the kind of statement that will make them see reason or change their minds. Why do they think they can get us on "their side" by making those remarks about us? It's arrogant, presumptuous, and downright rude. These are the people that I keep on my friends list for those days when I need a good dose of "things that make me rage inside."