Learning from Atheists

A good article at the Atlantic related to learning from the new atheists. A few quotes worth highlighting and discussing:

  • Christianity, when it is taken seriously, compels its adherents to engage the world, not retreat from it.
  • Students heard plenty of messages encouraging “social justice,” community involvement, and “being good,” but they seldom saw the relationship between that message, Jesus Christ, and the Bible.
  • Michael, a political science major at Dartmouth, told us that he is drawn to Christians like that, adding: “I really can’t consider a Christian a good, moral person if he isn’t trying to convert me.”
  • For most, the high school years were the time when they embraced unbelief.
  • “Christianity is something that if you really believed it, it would change your life and you would want to change [the lives] of others. I haven’t seen too much of that.”
  • There is something winsome, even irresistible, about a life lived with conviction.