I’ve been working on a paper for a class quite a bit.
We were allowed to pick any topic (one we cared about) and use what we’ve learned in class to analyze a piece of rhetoric.
I picked Christopher Hitchens’ last public address from the Texas Free Thought Convention.
Little odd, I suppose.
But honestly we, as Christians, fail to reach most true atheists effectively. Sure there are some atheists who are just angry at God, the Church, and their parents, but there are others, ones who are, “free Thinkers,” in the, “Community of Reason.” Those ones are written off as lost.
And they may be, but someone, some believer, should try to befriend them, right?
I mean that’s the point of mission.
But more so they’re written off because we don’t know what we believe. More often than not we’re bickering over some menial issue, which doesn’t do or promote anything.
Christians are great at locking up in a convent all alone and leaving the world, those dirty sinners, to die… (Irony)
Yes, speaking freely is scary. Yes, not all are called to be evangelists. Yes, the mission still remains the exact same as it did 2000 years ago, but I’ll re-word it for us: Get to know some folks, make some friends in hope of one day telling them more about Jesus.
But on a completely different note: I saw two guys get arrested last night.