I met a new athiest friend online recently. On the ShawnCuthill.com discussion forum, Peter is a poster who picks people's perceptions poignantly. Please peruse Peter's packed publication:
What was the event that lead you to make the "Leap of Faith" to Christianity (in whatever form/denomination you believe)?
I'm hoping this isn't an improper question to ask... but I'm hoping someone will share this information. Before you continue, remember I am an Atheist.Because I am very confused.Ok let me tell you a bit about myself. My first memory was of my father carrying me on his shoulders on a camping trip. Unfortunately, this memory had a rather unfortunate ending. My dad had a heart attack and died...
My girlfriend wanted to go to a dance at her school... I don't dance or do public events! I was scheduled to work anyways so I said go and have fun. The last words I ever said to her. She was killed that night in a car crash by some drunk kids who smashed into the car she was in. What made matters worse to me was the knowledge that if I was there, I would have been the person in the passenger seat (due to my size) and not her. No one else was badly hurt in the car. The injustice of it all offended me to the core. Why did these drunk and stoned kids in the other car not even suffer a scratch? Why my girlfriend die? Of all people?... She (like me) was totally against drugs and alcohol. Why God? Why? Why? God has never answered me.Now I don't know if God had a hand in this, so I can't say I blame him. But she was NOT a Christian, and if what I had read in the Bible was true, she was going to be tortured for eternity. Yet those scum that killed her might be saved? What kind of God would allow that?
Perhaps you could take a minute and respond to Peter with some insight into how Christ changed your life.