Greetings, earthlings! I come in peace! *waves a random white flag around* I'm Dearheart, I joined fanpop a few months ago, and I'm a Christian.
Before I explain what I'm doing here, I'd like to clear something up: I am NOT here to fight, debate or pound you with religious, in-your-face questions; nor am I here to preach at you or bang you over the head with a Bible. So relax. :-)
Quite simply, I am here to listen. Partly because I'm writing a story for a contest, and I'm making my main character an atheist. (Which, as you can imagine, is proving to be a bit hard for me. I need help, lol.) ;-) And partly because, well...I'm curious.
I know a lot of Christians who've tried to explain the atheistic worldview, how atheists think, etc. I also know that a lot of stereotyping happens on both sides, Christians and Atheists alike. So I've decided to put all that tiresome stuff aside and go straight to the source.
I wanna hear it from YOU, not from someone who thinks they have your beliefs (or lack thereof) all figured out.
Please know that I'm willing to listen to ANYTHING you have to say. Call me delusional or dumb; I won't complain! Heck, I'm used to it. As a PK I've seen just about every label and insult there is, so there's not a lot of stuff that'll catch me off-guard lol. I promise I won't get mad or upset or be offended or anything (as long as the conversation stays civil).
Please talk to me; tell me anything and everything.
Why don't you believe in God? Why are you an atheist? When did you choose to be one and what led you to that choice? How do you view Christians/Christianity and the church? Or religion in general? What about spirituality? As an atheist, how do you view life? Or even death, for that matter? Are there any personal accounts and experiences you'd be willing to share?
Again, I'm not looking for a debate or anything; I just want to listen. I'm full of questions, so hit me with some real, honest answers. I'd really appreciate it. Thank you! :-)