Atheist Jim Wilson is being stalked by Christian creepsby Don Lacey on Jul. 03, 2012, under Atheism, Biblical Inerrancy, Christian Self-Righteous Arrogance, Christianity, Critical Thinking, Ethics, Faith, Fundamentalism, God & Bible, Reason, Religion, That's Life!, Willful Ignorance
A personal story and appeal from Jim Wilson:
Here is a message to all the believers out there, “Please don’t be creepy!” It annoys people and runs counter to any positive you are trying to achieve. Years ago, I was working at my desk and saw out of the corner of my eye that someone was quickly running out of my driveway. I raced downstairs and my roommate asked what going on. I think someone has done something to one of our cars I said. “No way really?” he responded.
We stepped outside and surveyed the premises. All was the same except that a small bundle wrapped in brown shipping paper was attached to the windshield of my vehicle. On it was a note:
The lord has been watching you. He sees the struggles you go through and is ready to intervene in your life if you are willing to accept him. It is only through him that you can be saved from a fate worse than death. It is only through his endless love that you can save. God wants you to come to him. Here is his story along with some special verses for you to look. Please come to the light and feel God’s love and let your soul be saved.
Under to this note in the shipping paper was a bible—New International Version. With it on separate paper was a list of about ten “Verses for Jim” for me to look up. They included John 3:16: “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” As well as several others about how God is love and the evils of sin and how I was endanger of eternal punishment. Also along with this were some pamphlets for a church in a city that was over two hours away.
I never found the guys who left me this surprise package or figured out how they found my home. I had just moved to that location and the only people who I had shown where I lived were a small number of close friends who were very like minded and would not do something like this. I greatly value my privacy and at the time I was very selective about whom I let know where I live. It was only made weirder by the fact that whoever did felt a need to hide their identity and run away. I am happy to talk with people about their beliefs and I am really not that scary a guy so why run?
Also why did they think that those bible verses would convince me of anything? Did they think I had never heard of them? I could assure them that I was familiar with each one and found something wrong in each one. If someone really wants me to share their position on something, they should talk to me and find out why I reject it then address my argument. Leaving creepy surprise packages is completely ineffective and makes people uncomfortable. In fact, this sort of creepy cowardly behavior in general makes people uncomfortable. Besides what god would want followers who do something lame like this anyway?