On lighting the blue touch paper
As you probably know, I can sometimes be quite provocative. My recent tweet linked to my last post certainly seemed to have that effect. On the positive side, I have really enjoyed seeing people engaging well with the dialogue, both here and on Facebook, and I have to admit that my ego has taken a small boost from the record numbers who landed in this corner of the Blogosphere.
However, on reflection, I realise that some of you may have thought that I was being unnecessarily antagonistic – for which I apologise. Hopefully if you read the post you realised that there was a context to it and that I am not casting sweeping aspersions on my atheist friends.
I was also reminded that to make bold statements about atheists needing to practise what they preach leaves me open to accusations that as Christians we don’t always practise what we preach. Which – sadly – can be quite true. So, whereas I stand by the statement I made, I should be the first to admit that as a Christian I don’t always get it right either.
I have really enjoyed the discussions which have been sparked, and will probably blog about some of the issues raised before long. In the meantime, there is a whole community of people on Facebook talking about Jesus and if you enjoyed the discussions as well then you might want to take a wander in that direction.