Started by jorune, November 09, 2015, 05:00:16 AM
Quote from: TomFoolery on November 09, 2015, 07:06:40 PMThere are plenty of Christian schools (both primary, secondary and post secondary) that would probably propose such an assignment.
Quote from: aitm on November 09, 2015, 07:59:30 PMFrankly I doubt that, not to be obnoxious, but the last thing Christian schools, teachers or parents want is their child being exposed to an atheist. Kinda like asking your kid to go on a date with a gay person to see what its like.
Quote from: TomFoolery on November 09, 2015, 08:22:19 PMThen explain to me Christian missionary programs? Or am I just misunderstanding the idea of sending Christians in droves all over the globe to encounter (and convert) people of various religious beliefs? Not all people who have been blinded by Christian faith their whole lives meet an atheist and have their worldview rocked: it seems to me that many find it further solidifies their faith. Many Christian colleges offer classes in philosophical worldviews (even if they are taught from a Christian perspective).
Quote from: TomFoolery on November 09, 2015, 08:22:19 PM Not all people who have been blinded by Christian faith their whole lives meet an atheist and have their worldview rocked:
Quote from: stromboli on November 09, 2015, 08:29:59 PMMissionaries sent to countries with a secular population do poorly.
Quote from: aitm on November 09, 2015, 08:52:53 PMAdults? Yes. Sending your kids to seek out atheists? I would not think so. But hey, its possible, just never actually met a real person who had a "real" assignment from "school".
Quote from: aitm on November 09, 2015, 08:52:53 PMIts not really about religion for most of them. But non-the-less, I would like to see a parent okay a school assignment where your child is charged with engaging atheists for a spirited debate. Maybe, but I think not.
Quote from: TomFoolery on November 09, 2015, 10:05:15 PMNot saying they don't do poorly, but the concept of asking people to engage communities vastly different than their own for Jesus isn't a completely alien concept. Having encountered that "total Christian worldview lifestyle", it's actually not that crazy. Evangelicals send their kids out there to confront abortion supporters, which is decidedly more scary than confronting atheists. They send them on mission trips. I even once had a little boy hand me a Bible tract at a grocery store. Also, watch the documentary Jesus Camp. The thought that young children are being groomed to confront challenges to the Christian faith isn't that weird. And speaking of kids...Did the OP declare he or she was a child in a public school? I used to work next to Dallas Baptist University and there were a lot of koolaid drinkers there happy to engage in debates for Our Lord and Savior. There are deeply Christian colleges all around the country (Liberty University, Bob Jones University, Oral Roberts University...) that have no issue putting forth a confrontational Christian agenda. That being said, I'm not saying this person isn't lying, but it seems as though everyone is making a lot of assumptions about him or her based on the notion that they had an assignment given to them. My freshman philosophy class had an assignment every week where I was supposed to ask people about sophists or Marxists or the nature of the human soul or whatever the topic was that week. Truthfully I just made responses up rather than bother people with abstract metaphysics and ethics, but the assignment was real enough.
Quote from: peacewithoutgod on November 10, 2015, 01:50:34 AMDo you understand why the Xtians have made atheists the most hated persons in America, to be trusted even less than rapists?
Quote from: peacewithoutgod on November 10, 2015, 01:50:34 AMIt's because they cannot manipulate us, they cannot change us, and that just really scares the be...er, the bejesus out of them.
Quote from: peacewithoutgod on November 10, 2015, 01:50:34 AMMissionaries don't go on missions to work the atheist groups, whom they steer clear of with much dread - they go to the most superstitious peoples and woo them over to their own superstition.
Quote from: peacewithoutgod on November 10, 2015, 01:50:34 AMTherefore, it's not surprising that the Xtians who are dumb enough to troll around here usually have profound learning disabilities, or are unusually immature.
Quote from: TomFoolery on November 10, 2015, 08:25:12 AMI had no idea atheists were the most hated people in America and more hated than rapists. Is this literal, or an attempt at hyperbole?
Quote from: TomFoolery on November 10, 2015, 08:25:12 AMI think your opinion of the atheist resolve is... misguided.
Quote from: TomFoolery on November 10, 2015, 08:25:12 AMChristians host mission trips all over the world, often in impoverished areas where there are already nominal Christians but also include Buddhists, Hindus and even the nonreligious. In attempting to make fun of Christian missionaries, all you're really doing is making fun of a large part of the world's population they witness to that doesn't really deserve your ridicule. Not all poor people practice voodoo and worship turtles for fuck's sake. In conclusion, I had no idea you knew so much about how all Christians view all atheists, or knew so much about the demographics of the Christians that came to these forums.
Quote from: Unbeliever on November 10, 2015, 06:03:02 PMConsidering the kind of God depicted in their Bible, I'm extremely relieved that their God doesn't exist!