As you know, I try to start each day by posting a hymn, which means that first I have to visit youtube and find one.
By and by you begin to notice that many of the hymn pages include comments by self-identified atheists. There seem to be two kinds of these.
There’s the “I’m an atheist, but…” type of comment, which usually goes on to express a love for the music itself. To them I hope we can all say, “Come in, come in! All the goods in this store have already been paid for–by Jesus!”
But then there’s the other kind–the kind of atheist who feels compelled to visit a hymn page, drop f-bombs and other curses all around, and insult the Christians. It’s like having a feral guest who comes into your living room and pees on your carpet. Maybe on the sofa, too.
Why do they do this? Everyone I know would think it extremely odd if I started haunting atheist web sites and passionately cursing them.Like, dude, what did you expect to find there?
So I don’t know why a certain kind of atheist seeks out Christian web pages so he can post filthy and combative comments from the safety of cyber-anonymity. You can’t walk up to someone on the street and do that; you might get a good punch in the nose. But on the Internet, antisocial behavior has no consequences.
However, a word to the wise, and to the not-so-wise:
Just because you can’t see the consequences doesn’t mean they aren’t there.