I was saddened to read, yet again, another virulent diatribe against Christianity by some atheists in Qualicum Beach in a recent letter to the editor.
They obviously take great pleasure in being so spiteful. They choose to ignore (or perhaps never knew) the fact that the Western world (Europe and North America) and its Christian basis has given more peace and prosperity to millions of people than any other group.
Christian values of integrity, honesty, rights for women, forgiveness, tolerance, kindness and charity have blessed millions of people through 2,000 years.
Today, whenever there is a catastrophe in the world, it is the West that is called upon to respond — not Asia, Russia, the Middle East, Africa or South America. That response stems from our Christianity.
Certainly Jesus was militant. He had to be to fight against evil and the oppressive Roman rulers. Christians don’t claim to be perfect but Christianity offers people a positive choice.
If atheists don’t like our Christian-based society, I suggest they move to other countries where there is no Christian influence. In many of these countries, atheists are flogged, by the way.
The ultimate atheist society is of course North Korea, where half the population is starving and hundreds of thousands of innocent people are interred in horrific labour camps.
The gleeful, arrogant attack on Christians shows no respect or consideration for millions of people who have been blessed by faith in Jesus Christ.
Nor does it show compassion or sympathy for those who are being raped and murdered right now — all over the world — for simply being Christians.
One has to feel immensely sorry for such narrow-minded people. Instead of wasting time attacking others, they might go out and help someone.
Adrienne CookNanoose Bay