Originally Posted by willis
How do you reconcile these two??
respect is the key according to you, yet your first response here was that to coexist peacefully aetheists need to acknowledge the truth of your god. Where is your respect for their beliefs in that idea?
First, I want to state that it is not my truth or idea
that I want or am trying to get anyone to agree with or believe.
I am no different than you or any atheist, in that I had to come to the place where I accepted God for who He is and believe what He says about Himself, regardless of my own ideas to the contrary. Knowing and being in a right relationship with the Creator and Savior of the world is so awesome that I like to talk about it. It is the most important aspect of my life. But the reality is that every individual has the right and responsibility to find out the truth about God for themselves.
Whether or not I am in disagreement with an atheist or anyone, for that matter, on subjects such as God, politics, or whatever I can still listen, show consideration, kindness, and respect. I don’t need an atheist to agree with me before I can show them respect. There are atheists that I respect and care very much about. Discussing things, having differences of opinion and even arguing is not necessarily a lack of respect.