Last week I met what I call a Christ like ATHEIST, although he himself and many other atheists might not be comfortable with the term Christ like atheist.
I’m sure MMM will have something to say about that?
This good atheist is a barman in a local hostelry I occasionally visit for Sunday lunch.
His name is Peter.
He has always made his atheism clear to me – but always in a very friendly manner. In fact we joke with each other as atheist and bishop.
But he did something really good and honourable recently.
His pride and joy is his long hair and pony tail.
When I met him last week I was shocked – he had a very, very tight hair cut.
I asked him what happened his hair.
He told me that he had donated it to a charity that makes wigs for cancer patients. The minimum hair length they accept is 17 inches.
What a wonderful and generous action – to sacrifice something you love so dearly – to help another human being going through probably the worst time of their lives.
Its a perfect example of how religious people do not have a monopoly on goodness and generosity.
In fact many church goers have little or no goodness about them at all.
It also shows that atheists are just as capable as religious people of having a strong moral and ethic as religious people – and are just as capable of doing great good in the world.
Peter did his good deed for another human being – and not for God.
Of course I believe in God – and in the end atheists will be just as welcome, if not more welcome, in “heaven” as religious people.
There is a massive difference between SPIRITUALITY and RELIGION.
“GOD WANTS SPIRITUAL FRUITS – NOT RELIGIOUS NUTS”