I got home from Amberton last night in time to watch Nightline for a few minutes. They had a couple on there who are strident atheists. In fact, they have made it their mission to destroy all "superstitious" religions. They are convinced that they can outreason us into atheism. The guy conducting the interview asked them a final question: "When will you be satisfied?" They answered, "When Christianity has disappeared from the planet."
During the part I saw, they showed the reaction of "Christians" to this couple. Maybe I'm getting soft in my old age, but I was thinking, "How sad." Here are two people who obviously have had something bad happen in their lives to make them feel such disgust for people of faith. And then to have that reinforced by people who act so godless -- in the name of God! Telling them that they are going to hell. "You're gonna burn!" Yes, sir. That's the way to share the love of Jesus with them.
Unfortunately, a few years ago that would have been me. But my first thought last night night was, "What experiences have they had to make them feel so much pain?" "What is their story?"
Here's a good one: What would Jesus do?