Libby Lawrence, 11/16/2020

“Witnessing” is, by it’s very nature, an insult to the person you are witnessing to. You have already made the assumption (unless they immediately say that they agree with everything you say) that they are wrong. You believe that they are deluded, misinformed, and misguided. You do not believe that they are an intelligent adult, able to read, research, and make their own choice. And if they have made a choice that disagrees with your religion, then you are doubly intent on proving that they are WRONG and you are RIGHT. The entire process is “you’re wrong, you have the wrong information, and you need MY GUIDANCE to correct your error in judgment”. It’s arrogant, insulting, disrespectful, and utterly offensive from start to finish.

Now, I have had friends who did not preach but let their actions, their compassion, their respect and gentle behavior do the speaking for them. They would not even speak of their church or their beliefs unless asked. It is the only type of witness that I consider admirable.

Published by libbylawrence

Fundamentalist turned Atheist in the US Bible Belt. Sharing fun memes and musings with anyone who is interested.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: