Without God …

I sometimes enjoy reviewing Twitter’s “trending topics,” just to get an unfiltered sense of what folks from a broad variety of cultures and backgrounds are thinking. “Without God” was recently among Twitter’s top 10 trending topics. Here are some of the things that non-Christian tweeple are tweeting:

  • Without God we would be flying to work in rockets, have cures to cancer, aides, and hunger by now, but thanks to the dark ages we don’t.
  • Without god what would all these morons keep using as a crutch?
  • Without God, hundreds of thousands of children would not have been molested priests.
  • Without any gods, I’ve become a moral, ethical, critical thinking, educated, upstanding, contributing member of human society.
  • Without God, the most powerful tool of oppression would be missing.
  • Life is better without god! No god = freedom, intelligence, tolerance, truth, and meaning.
  • Without God, I wouldn’t have suffered years of mental and emotional abuse at the hands of my authority figures.
  • We’re all Without God. Some of us are just also Without God delusions.
  • Without God I feel no shame.
  • I am free from religion and living a beautiful, happy, and constructive life without god. 🙂
  • I’m Without God Yay!

Of course, there are a lot of God-magnifying tweets, but it’s these God-dismissive ones that draw my attention, and that break my heart. Instead of becoming defensive (God doesn’t need me to defend His existence or character), I ponder how best to share the love of God with these people.

It may not be possible to effectively engage these impassioned non-believers over the Web, let alone via Twitter. But maybe it is. Surely it’s possible to authentically and effectively engage impassioned non-believers through other forms of communication?

About Author

Ted Slater

Ted Slater is part webgeek and part wordsmith; he feels equally comfortable massaging code and editing prose. He gets plenty of opportunity to explore both interests as senior website developer with Liberty Alliance. Ted is a follower of Christ, husband to Ashleigh, and papa to Olivia and Ava and Savannah and Noah and Dorothy.