How Would You Feel If The One Close To Your Heart Is An Atheist?

@veronizm (909)
Philippines
September 25, 2009 3:20am CST
Hey guys! Have you ever met an atheist? Like personally encounter? What if you're a Christian and a true believer of God and suddenly, the one close to your heart doesn't believe in God? How would it make you feel? (By Christian and a true believer of God, I meant someone who really believes that He exists and has no single doubt in his mind).
4 responses
@whizkid08 (715)
• India
27 Sep 09
This question describes my condition. The girl I love like mad, is an atheist. It feels really awkward sometimes when she says God doesn't exist and all the fate is decided by our deeds, my conscience doesn't agree as I've witnessed many incidents which prove that God exists without a tinge of doubt! But, I can hardly do anything about it, I can't fight on her beliefs, nor can I compel her to change her belief! Sometimes, I feel I am in a soup and just want to run away. A wierd thought though but this feeling is really disgusting!!
@veronizm (909)
• Philippines
27 Sep 09
Hi whizkid! I'm so sorry to hear about your predicament. Yes, it is very difficult indeed and really awkward when the atheist that you love says such things that our conscience couldn't bear (e.g. God does not exist). For me though, as I consider myself as a true believer of God, I am already confident and firm of my faith and belief, so I'm really not that worried for myself if I'd hear an atheist say such things. Instead, I'd be more concerned about them because, based on my beliefs as a believer of God, they will be in great trouble if they don't believe that God exists. Yes, we can hardly do anything about it because it's very difficult to convince someone especially when it comes to their principles/faith, the least we can do is to pray for them and entrust them all to God who knows what to do. God will make all things beautiful in his time.
• China
29 Sep 09
Oh, whizkid, it's quite difficult! Once my parents arranged me a blind date with an guy. I like him very much at first glance. It was said he also like me. Then we talked further. I told him I believe in God, and he told me he is an atheist. - In fact, atheist is so common in China. Then after a date, he said good-bye to me because he cannot accept a Christian, he thought it was troublesome. It made my father so angry to me - my father is also an atheist. He don't accept I'm a Christian in fact - But I'm his only daughter. Then half an year later, the guy called my father's friend and told them he couldn't forget me. I was abnormal then, and my faith was weak, I dated with him again. After dinner on St. Valentine's Day, he refused me again. I was so sad then. But when I cool down, I'm so lucky because God never leave me. (He is not fit for me indeed, but I was blind then.) Though I'm single now, but I'm happy and I felt my life is changing from the within. Sometimes I must face the temptation from the evil one or the anneal from God. What a Christian should do is to believe in God steadfast.
• China
4 Oct 09
Hello,whizkid,and Ivy. this is a teacher told me,now I share it with you. At first,we must pray to God,and know that what's he will. It touch your heart,though he or she is atheism,going to church marry he or she.In bible,we know Timothy's mother just married a atheism,for one person's faith God bless her all family. No touch happend,and then,keep you as single for God's time not come. we are as half of jar not complete,we know,marriage made tow of us as one and the tow halves became one and complete.Half of jar can not keep the holly spirit as water from heaven,now tow halves became one and can keep the more grace and more water as holly spirit.
• China
27 Sep 09
Dear veronizm, your topic is very good for every God's kid. I was confused about it for several years. As I'm from China, most of people here are atheists indeed for education reason. They usually accept the fact that I'm a Christian, but they also tell me not to talk about God with them. They don't believe it. It's really troublesome. Someone told me that I could date with an unbeliever - the quoted the scripture same as learn2earn mentioned. But others told me it's not sure. Because there are some examples in bible who married an unbeliever even obeyed God. And I think the key is how do judge "unbeliever" here. If the person doesn't believe in God right now. But his/her heart can be changed by God. I think it's the right person. - Becasue one of our missions is to preach God's gospels. If we can be used by God to change our lovers' hearts. It's also amazing! Right? In another hand, if the person whose heart is as same hard as Pharoah's heart as Exodus. Then we must shop it! But most important is to pray to God and ask His guide, I think. Then obey Him. He knows if the one can be changed or not. And we are not suppose to risk on it by ourselves.
@veronizm (909)
• Philippines
27 Sep 09
Hi OrangJuice! I agree with you. The best that we can do (as Christians and Believers of God) is to pray for them and to entrust them to God. It's not that we are treating them as bad persons or that we should treat them as bad persons because I know that they are not, it's just that they have different principles, but as Christians and believers of God, we know based from our teachings that we should help them and preach God's gospels to them. However, as you said, it depends on the right person that God chooses, than to risk it by ourselves.
@bird123 (10564)
• United States
1 Oct 09
Believing has never been important to God so knowing an atheist would not bother me at all. After all, we are all children of God no matter what. I can guaranty one thing. There will be interacting going on. Yes, yes, probably some drama as well. You know how things go.
• Philippines
25 Sep 09
I don't care if he is an atheist or not as long as he is a good person and he treat, care me right that matter most. I do not like to judge a person with or without religion. When, I like a person and form a relationship with him. It doesn't matter to me whether he believe in God or not as their are some believers who act and pretend to be religious when deep inside he treat others unfairly. When, you love a person, you love his wholeness whether it is bad or good. With your treat your love with fair treatment and you serves as a good examples in the long run hopefully he may be realize and be converted to recognize God.