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Saturday, September 08, 2007

Merton on atheism

Do not be too quick to condemn the man who no longer believes in God: for it is perhaps your own coldness and avarice and mediocrity and materialism and selfishness that have chilled his faith.

Thomas Merton


Mike Miller said...

Talk about an inconvenient truth! Fortunately, the opposite is true as well: when believers really do act like Christ, to each other and non-believers, God is more real to everyone.

Lynn said...

Drove by a church tonight and this is what the sign said "God does not believe in atheist, therefore they do not exist". Thought that was a strange way to reach the community?? Seems like it would be better to say "you don't have to believe in God for Him to love you"