Finding God

I read a great quote today that you may or may not have seen.  It says, “An honest atheist will find God, a dishonest Christian won’t.”  Do you think that’s true?  Why or why not? 

Short blog, but lots to think about.

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7 responses to “Finding God

  • Meowmix

    I know someone who claims to be an atheist who is very honest. She was “raised in the church” and graduated from a Christian high school. She’s very honest about what and Who she doesn’t believe in anymore. She knows about God but doesn’t know Him. I don’t know if she’ll ever find her way back or not. So I’d have to question the first part of this based on my knowledge of this young lady. But the second part probably does hold true. A dishonest Christian is an oxymoron anyway, isn’t it? Without being intentionally mean and speaking hypothetically, probably this type person also “knows about God but doesn’t know Him.”

  • cwinwc

    I have heard of instances, John Clayton (I think that is his name) of the “Does God Exist” Ministry comes to mind, where a person who started out to be an “atheist” who was intellectually honest with themselves ended up coming to faith in God.

    As for the “dishonest Christian” his may be an existence of checklist theology while never experiencing God or being Jesus to others.

  • Greg England

    My guess is that the dishonest Christian is one reason many people do not find God. As for the comment, I would change one word and agree with it. “An honest atheist may find God ….” Honest people can search in the wrong direction … honestly. How else do you explain so many religious people who are not church of Christ???? !!!! 🙂

  • Steve

    Hey yeah! they can. I think the story Jesus told in Luke 18 makes this point quite well.

    Peace.

  • Meowmix

    Greg, what am I going to do with you? 🙂

  • Matt Dabbs

    Or maybe “an honest atheist may find God, a dishonest Christian hasn’t.” If you have really found God, how could you be dishonest about it?

  • Stan

    I agree, God appreciates Honesty.

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