When you mention in conversation or on a blog that you don't believe in God, most religious people immediately go on the defensive and assume you are going to bad mouth or ridicule their faith. I don't do that but they don't give me a chance in many cases to show them. If your faith gives you comfort in this crazy world then by all means cling to it and cherish it. I just don't do that any longer.
What I am guilty of is pointing out that some people do not manifest the spirit that someone walking with God should have. There is no place for bigotry or avarice or hatred. Those are things you should have left behind when you began your walk with your Lord. I have encountered some vicious and mean people who don't see the hypocrisy of claiming to be a Christian and being mean spirited and aggressive at the same time.
I guess what I am trying to say is there are "Christian Bullies" who have a form of godliness but deny the power. They don't manifest any of the fruitages of the Spirit. Perhaps it is not my place to point these things out to people but I believe sincerely that if everyone who claims to be religious or follow a faith actually practiced it and showed loving kindness to each other the world would be such a better place.
You know people who are "Holy" on Sunday and live like savages the rest of the week. Yet, they get irate when you acknowledge your own lack of faith. You tell them you are still searching for an answer that will satisfy you and instead of trying to help you or share their own feelings they call you names and ridicule you. Fanatics burned people at the stake. They tortured poor souls out of fear.Fanaticism is not faith. It is a mental illness masquerading as faith. Real Christians would pray for me and want what's best for me but all I get is condemnation . Have you actually read your own Bible?