Atheism is not entirely unlike a mullet, that paradoxical “business in the front, party in the back” haircut that never should have happened. Instead, these strident unbelievers are more “angry in the front, pansy in the back” — making testosteronal demands of compliance on the outside, because inside they have all the tolerance of a scared three-year-old girl when faced with
“Talk is cheap because supply exceeds demand. As you go through life you are going to have plenty of opportunities to keep your mouth shut. Take advantage of all of them.”
By calling atheism a religion, I am not hurling insults at the godless or trying to craft terms or apply them out of convenience. I do it simply because I have years of experience observing theists and atheists behaving in similar ways.
Are we playing the game claiming the Name or truly, undoubtedly born again?
In the Bible, scoffers are those who choose to disbelieve God and His Word. They say in their hearts, “There is no God” (Psalm 14:1), and make it their ambition to ridicule those who follow God.
“I identify as a Christian but I don’t go to church.”
“I identify as a Christian but I’m really not that into it, it’s more of a cultural thing.”
A common misconception many of the more vocal non-believers I interact with have is that they think Christians need to decieve, coerce, or indoctrinate people into the faith while they are young or Christianity simply won’t stick.