I have an Atheist FB friend from high school. The funny thing is, she use to be a Christian. I wrote another post about this friend around Easter. I struggle so hard. I engaged her once at Easter with the help of this connect community. It went well, she didn’t unfriend me, but she continues to slander all things Christian. She is extremely vocal about being pro abortion (it’s not even choice anymore) and LGTBQ issues and how horrible Christians are. She believes her middle schooler is gay. a
She says how the Bible is a terrible book about rape and murder and being racist and on and on and on.
It is so hard to watch her speak like this.
No one hardly ever says anything to her. She gets some thumbs up from a few people. And occasionally, someone will engage and she rants on about the same things.
I do not want to unfriend her necessarily. We have kids with some special needs that are similar and I have appreciated her help and encouragement with those issues. But do I just let her jabber on? I’ve tried to explain my faith to her and how I believe she is misinterpreting things. She isn’t rude to me necessarily, but I have a feeling even if she second guessed herself she’d never admit it.
Sometimes I think… as loudly as she screams her views now, what an amazing gift if she shouted that passionately about God and his goodness to the world. If her son is Gay, then will she always see the Bible as a horrible book?
Then today she posted about a preacher and went off on his anti-LGBTQ preaching. How are we to navigate as Christians when things like this come up?
I don’t know that I need to respond to her, but if I did… what would that look like? What is my responsibility as a follower of Christ?