“The remarkable thing about God is that when you fear God, you fear nothing else, whereas if you do not fear God, you fear everything else.” — Oswald Chambers
I saw this come up on a couple of friends’ Facebook statuses today and it reminded me how clueless most of Christianity is about the way non-Christians and the non-religious live life. There was a time when I thought that all non-Christians lived their life in constant fear. Fear of the future, fear of death, fear that they would be wrong in the end and have to face judgment.
I now know this to be a lie. It is a lie spread by Christianity in order to protect itself from unbelief. If believers think that without god there is only fear, they will be less likely to question their beliefs. When I see something like the above quote it makes me wish I was out so I could tell them that, no, I don’t fear everything. I don’t fear god. I don’t fear death. One thing I do fear is the power of religion to spread dangerous ideas. I also fear the gullibility of my, and everyone’s, mind.