you have nothing to apologize for, Celia.
Keep speaking your mind Celia, don't fall into the "apology tour" trap.
Regarding atheists, there are several senses of the word. Most object to the concepts of "god" that have been pounded into us (by corporate religion) all of our lives. I think many are not commenting on the mysteries of the universe but rather on the attempts to exploit people's trust with false and self-serving notions.
Many who would say they are "atheists" have a spiritual sense, or have faith in the intelligence of nature. There are also humanists, for whom faith in humanity in some form is essential to their reality framework.
I wonder what is going on with those who feel that there is no more to existence available than what we see in ordinary observable reality. However, if one is really paying attention to that, there is quite a lot that defies explanation and understanding. Nobody needs to believe anything as an a priori requirement; being curious and open minded are quite enough to have what you might think of as spiritual experiences that become important teachers.
So do we all have to apologize for having an opinion? Speak your mind, if others wish to take offence they will do so no matter what. And in the matter of atheism -- a 'true' atheist is someone who is certain there is no higher power or force or God or god, whatever one wishes to call it, which is a position that is as ludicrous as it is unscientific. It is a position of belief. Agnosticism is the humbler and more realistic alternative.
Celia, you cannot live and write trying to stick handle around people who may feel offended. Freedom of speech is what it is called and never mind the consequences. As to atheists, the people who have been good to me and actually allied with me in different battles were and are atheists or agnostics. My best client who throws thousand dollar tips at me is an atheist. The most stingy, sneaky and selfish people I know professed Christianity when there was nothing Christian about them at all and some of those include relatives I have estranged.
As a devout lifelong Catholic I can tell you that very few who think for themselves have any regard for the current occupant of the Papacy. Most think he’s a phony at best and the devil incarnate at worst. Another affirmative action hire gone wrong.
As a Christian, the thing that puzzles me about many Atheist I've encountered is how they like to argue about atheism v Christianity. I can't figure out why they care.
I don’t believe you need to apologize.
We get to have opinions.
We get to have conversations.
We get to disagree.
We get to dig deeper within, if we choose to see why something someone stated irked us.
Your motives were clean.
So it’s the irked that need soul searching, not you.
We must stop apologizing to the overly offended group, otherwise it’s Co Signing their lack of self reflection.
Sometimes it is on the WOKE to deal. Just deal.
Grow inner fortitude, instead of demanding we prop ya up.
As far as the globalist.
Oh they worship darkness, evil, corruption, Satan, maybe not realizing it, or maybe full on.
I don’t know.
I just know, for sure , they worship everything evil. Believing they will never be held accountable.
“I believe we are living here now at this crossroads for a reason. I believe we are meant to be here; that we are being given a chance to be the right people in the right place at the right time. I believe that we can end this evil, but only if we dare to try. It begins with one simple step: Telling the world “We Will Not Comply!”
“A person communicates something via electronic messaging, it is received some time in the future. This works against “hearing.” We were asked to “hear” with our eyes. “
Thank you for modeling healthy communication. No reason why we can't disagree, listen to each, add nuance and expand the conversation more. Nice.
"For this reason, I identify atheism as one of their main weapons to advance their agenda." NO apology required! You are doing people a service when you identify evil = ignorance = stupidity. Part of the "revolution" mindset is to make one feel guilt for not being all inclusive. Atheism, communism, marxism = true ignorance and stupidity - the burden of bad ideas and a mindet that eventually looks at people like animals and results in mass murdering innocent souls. Focus on the truth, never apologize to Godless individuals who feel that there is something positive in atheism - it's pure evil. Thanks for all you are doing for humanity Celia Farber. Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior. Peace. :-)
Well-stated, Celia. You recognize the existence of the tragically thin-skinned out there. But as keg says, “stickhandling” around them is a form of self-censorship that we must all guard against...
Yes, hopefully catholics who can actually read have figured out the chasm that exists between the luciferian satanist top guy and the many Real faithful. But so many you can’t see because their heads are, like the ostrich, deep in the bliss of sand.
I went through hell from 2020 thru 2022. I returned to my faith in January 2022...after 37 years! You are 100% correct Celia. Human beings NEED something outside of themselves...higher power, higher consciousness, The Universal Consciousness, God, Jesus, Allah, eastern religions...in order to transcend spiritually. We are not just body and mind.
You clarified yourself very well with indisputable facts and evidence. Remembering one quote:
Proverbs 9:10 says, “The fear of God is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight.”
All the examples you gave clearly demonstrated a total lack of wisdom and insight.
As for myself, I have personally had experiences and know people who have had experiences that clearly show there is more than meets the eye. Example. A stranger shows up in the middle of some kind of crisis:
Before I knew her, my wife was on a horse safari in Kenya in the middle of nowhere. One of the horses started to bloat and fell over. The guides and workers were trying to figure out what to do. Off in the distance, a man on foot was approaching. He got there and assessed the situation. He pulled out a pocket knife and punctured the horse's side and gas came out of it's belly. The horse immediately got up and was fine. They asked him what he was doing walking out in the middle of nowhere and he said he was a missionary heading towards another village. Everyone said, "oh", thanked him and off he went. When he was gone, the main guide said there are no villages around here! No one could exactly remember his features.
I would like some atheist to explain that to us.
This is your blog.
You can say what you like.
If people don't like it, they can jog on.