There are many who see Christianity as just another mythical construct since the supernatural is so difficult to accept by the pragmatic atheist and agnostic. Below is a quote from a reader expressing his version of that sad reality.
I’m sorry, but the Christian Mythology is pretty much the same as the Other Mythologies. Let me know when you reach beyond those limiting beliefs
A Hole In the Heart of Man
I believe God has put a vacuum in the heart of man that draws us toward Him. Many times in our rebellious nature we try to fill that void with toys and behaviors that attempt to distract us from fulfilling God’s offer to save us (Romans 10:9) if we would only repent and follow Him (Acts 3:19). Ecclesiastes (3:11) said it best, “He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end.”
An Atheist’s Manifesto
On Medium, every writer is allowed a small space to define who he is and what his interests are. The author of the quote above expressed himself as, “I Think, and I Know Things. I Create, Therefore I Am.” This statement could be a battle cry for the atheist who accepts only what he can see and prove in the natural world.
Summary – The Biblical Christian Truth
There is nothing beyond the Christian God to “reach beyond”, since He created everything. Trying to conform to the heart of God, through faith, is already beyond the bounds of human enterprise. The process of trying to reach that goal is called Sanctification, and Christians are called to spend a lifetime in that cause. To go beyond that adventure is to circle back to a worship of self which, is exemplified in the bio above (“I think, and I know Things. I Create, Therefore I Am”). His theology is sadly internally focused (“I”) and restricted, being unwilling to accept the possibility of the supernatural (“Mythology”) he, and millions like him, are actually the ones with self-“limiting beliefs”.
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