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how to deal with hatefull sites?

Discussion in 'Struggles by Non-Christians' started by cloudrider, May 26, 2011.

  1. cloudrider

    cloudrider Newbie

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    A particular nasty one is damnetherlands.tripod.com
    How would you reason with these people?
    And is it worth spending time trying to reason with people spreading such hatred towards Christianity?

    Have any of you dealt with something like that in the past?
     
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  2. drich0150

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    We are told to not throw our pearls of wisdom before swine.
     
  3. Martingale

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    ignore it. on the other hand, you should grow a thick skin on any christian forum.
     
  4. SearchingForSalvation

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    Ignoring truly is the best thing to do. I am new to faith, very new actually, like a few days. I used to be a "troll" as they called it. I thought it was fun to get certain people riled up over little things. I never wanted to attack anyone's beliefs or actually hurt someone in anyway, so I generally just picked little arguments in categories like music and art. There are truly vicious people out there though that get joy from other people's misery. They "Troll" the facebook pages of suicide victims and lure Christians into heated debates simply to try and destroy their faith.

    The thing you have to understand about these people is they do it for the confrontation. They want people to get angry and hate them, it's their end goal. So the more you go on those sites the more you throw fuel on the fire. The only true way to beat them is to ignore them.

    As I put I just recently found faith, but I'm happy I did. One of the things that prevented me from finding it earlier on was two things 1. I found it hard to believe and 2. I hated all of the wars I saw as being caused by religion. What I decided was it doesn't matter how much scientific evidence points against religion, faith isn't about being logical. Time has no beginning or end, and no matter how much we want to explain that we never will be able to, and that is what I associate with God now. As for part 2, while I see that religion does cause many tragedies, I realize I cannot stop those who misuse their faith, but that does not mean that I should miss out on all of the good parts of it. In fact, it is each new generation of religion that brings hope to resolving conflicts.

    In short you really cannot reason with these people, they get joy out of watching others struggle with their beliefs and therefore induce it. You can't convince them God is real because they have scientific evidence, but what you can do is wait, and hope God finds them like he helped me to find him.
     
  5. E.C.

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    Don't waste your time with it.
     
  6. singpeace

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    In my opinion, it does no good to try and reason with people of such outrageous beliefs and principles. However, we do have commandments from Christ which speak directly to the issue of those who persecute and hate us, and what our responses to them should be.


    Matthew 5
    44. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; 45. That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.

    Luke 6:36
    Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.



    Father God in Heaven, I pray for all those who belong to the Democratic Atheist Movement Netherlands. I ask that the Holy Spirit would convict their hearts of sin and guide them into all truth. Lord, tug at their hearts and draw them to your Son. Help them to believe in Christ as their Savior so they might have eternal life.

    Father, I pray that those who are involved with this group might be pierced in their hearts for their persecution of Christians. My prayer is that they would confess Jesus as Lord, and believe in their hearts that God raised him from the dead, and that they would be saved from eternal damnation in Jesus name, amen.
     
  7. FutureAndAHope

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    The best thing we can do as Christians is to pray that God will reveal his love to them. Athiest are just like anyone else, but they have their eyes blinded to the truth. Prayer changes many things. I was praying the other day and said God why are there so many wars and violence in the world, how can we stop it. I opened my bible randomly just asking God to reveal to me his view from scripture on the issue. It opened to:

    Hag 1:9 "You expected much, but see, it turned out to be little. ... Why?" declares the LORD Almighty. "Because of my house, which remains a ruin, while each of you is busy with his own house.

    The problem that I had, and I guess we can aply it corporately is we are often too busy with our own lives, i.e. work etc. To spend time praying, and seeking God for the changes that are needed in others peoples lives.
     
  8. FutureAndAHope

    FutureAndAHope Just me Supporter

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    That is awsome. I am so glad. I was really concerned for you when you said you were struggeling (on one of your other posts). Nothing is better than to hear a good out come. Bless you heaps.
     
  9. Spiritlight

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    I dont even bother replying to stupid posts.
    Ill answer a sensible question but some have ill intentions for others I am not sure why.

    i can give you a link to some good places- the spiritual forums are good they tend to be fairly repectful and more accepting
     
  10. TwilightSol

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    Let me see what I can drag out of my brain for this one. It's always nice when someone presents questions even more thoughtful then the ones swimming through my head. :)
    Hateful sites, websites I'm assuming. Of course there are websites all over the place that deny Christ, damn Christians and some that even allow others to blasphemy the holy spirit, the one unforgivable sin. The sad thing my friend is that there are Christian or church based websites that are just as bad, those that scream that all will die in agony unless they convert. It's horrible but unfortunately it's true.
    Stretching my religious muscles here, I would have to go to a truth I've been wrapping my brain around for nearly two years now. God's love is furious, it's doesn't end, it reaches higher then the sky, deeper then the sea (isn't that a song?). He desires our attention, he watches over us, he becomes jealous when we turn and worship something else. His son, Jesus Christ, he showed love towards the soldiers and Pharisees that came to basically murder him. In the bible, somewhere I know, it says something along the lines of 'be like me'. I'm sure that's not exactly what he said, but it's plain. Jesus loved even his murders, he loved his enemies, he dined with those no one else would, he showed only compassion and sorrow towards those who doubted him. He wants that for us, he wants us to understand that and display that through our own lives.
    Should we love those that cry against us? That desire to hurt us? Of course we should! The furious love of God, to me, means 'I will not leave your side until I know that you are well'.
    Huh, that's kinda deep.
    Back to whatever point I was aiming for. We as Christians were murdered for years, throwing into the Roman Colosseum to be eaten by lions, even today we are banned, imprisoned, murdered, ridiculed, mocked, tossed aside, ignored, hated, and sometimes even feared. That does not in any way mean that we should be content to watch the people around us suffer without knowing the love of the Father. We should meet hate with love, anger with compassion, doubt with faith, mocking with humility, murder with belief.
    My pastor spoke about this, he said that we as Christian's don't worry about the future because we know where we're going. The only thing left to worry about is who's going with us. I don't know about anyone else, but I don't think I could bare standing there watching God sentence people to the lake of fire and know that I could have done something to bring some of them home. That's not how I want people to think of me. I am not above worrying about those that hate me. It's my reason for living.
    If you have any questions, please feel free to respond, you won't hurt my feelings. God bless.
     
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