• Atheist Max

    A very constructive and helpful response, Reverend. Kudos for such a good answer. I hope the guy gets it.
    The best advice: “go get that help this instant.”

    Bringing God into your response was probably necessary, since you are a Pastor. But religion is not helpful to mental health generally.

    Think of how awful it is to a mentally ill person to hear something like this:
    “Now be sure to take your medications. You need to think rationally and clearly. But first we need to go into this building and say some ancient incantations so Jesus can turn into a cracker for you.”

    I mean. Whatever gets you through, man. But delusions do feed other delusions after all.

  • Neon Genesis

    Atheist Max, insulting a depressed person of faith for their religious beliefs is what isn’t neccessary and makes you out to be a bigot.

  • Atheist Max

    I am not bigoted. I hate cancer, not cancer patients.
    Religion is an affliction which can be treated.

    If it is not bigoted to approach non-believers and offer them “salvation” it SURELY must not be bigoted to approach believers and offer the truth!

  • Frank

    So you hate the sin but love the sinner?

  • Atheist Max

    It is better than that. There is no sin to begin with.

  • Neon Genesis

    So you admit you’re just as bad as fundamentalist Christians then.

  • Atheist Max

    You agree that Christians are liars?

  • Atheist Max

    I claim nothing. My atheism is a reaction to the claim that “God is real.”
    I simply do not believe that God is real.

  • Michael

    “But religion is not helpful to mental health generally.”

    You have no idea what you’re talking about.

    “But delusions do feed other delusions after all.”

    Ah. You’re right about that. I think your atheism is a delusion.