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How To Deal With Atheists

My husband and whole family are atheists and truly mock God and the Holy Spirit. They call it a myth and my husband says we are brainless thats why we believe. Who has had similar experiences and how do you deal with it?

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I don't believe there is actually atheists. They say they don't believe in God or anything about him. But when trouble comes knocking on their door or when something tragic happens in their life, what do they do? They try and find a person of great faith to pray for that certain situation. These people that claim to be atheists, need to grow up and actually admit the real truth that deep down, they believe there is a God.
---Rebecca_D on 5/23/08

You tell them only a fool would say in his heart there is no God, he's evil and never does any good.>>>That should do it!
---catherine on 5/22/08

The scripture that comes to mind is 1 Peter 3:1-2 "Wives, likewise, be submissive to your own husbands, that even if some do not obey the word, they, without a word, may be won by the conduct of their wives, when they observe your chaste conduct accompanied by fear"...It is such a hard and painful situation, but trust God's word and win them by your conduct. Let them see God's goodness and love in you and your actions. God Bless and I'll pray for your family.
---Todd1 on 5/21/08

watch Silencing Christians in it. there are 10 episodes..then you will see how Christians in America are battling the Atheists in America with the ACLU, freedom from religion foundation. You will see the attack on our Christian values that are the traditions of America! Fight the good fight!
In Jesus Name! Our Lord an God!
---lisa on 5/21/08

Very important and good advice on showing love. That is the most important thing. To show love. They can disagree with any argument you present. But they cannot stop love.

GOD be with you.
---Samuel on 5/21/08


Be more courteous than your husband and rest of the family are.

Why do you suppose we are told not to answer evil for evil, or to treat others as we wish to be treated?
---Jack on 5/21/08

Ronda, I enjoyed your response. I wish you would comment more. I have a feeling we could all learn a lot from your experience.
---AlwaysOn on 9/7/06

Ask them if they don't believe in God then how come they blaspheme His name.
---Helen_5378 on 7/28/06

You breath air but can't see it. You feel it when it's cold. You can't see God/Jesus but you can feel him. It's faith...Also, I've said after a long conversation with an atheist friend..If I'm wrong I've lost nothing, If I right you've lost everything. Here's a bible. Read it as a reference book to know what you are talking about..(The word will convict them - but they'll still have to choose.
---Terry on 7/27/06

ask them if they know 5% of everything there is to know in the universe-ex how many grains of sand on east coast, how many hairs on back of tibetan yak. if they know only 5% of EVERYTHING, that means they dont know 95% of what's out there. Therefore they are not atheists, but agnostics, they dont KNOW if there's a God or not.
---r.w. on 7/24/06

1Pt 3:1 Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word (does not believe in or obey God), they also may without the word (without the Bible) be won by the conversation of the wives;
2 While they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear.

The Spirit is saying that you may cause your husband to believe & be saved by his watching you serve the Lord with chaste & humble words, showing your fear and reverence for Him.
---a_servant on 7/24/06

Correction~ I agree with Carla. Sry
---Tbabe on 7/24/06

I agree with Darla.
Also,a good scripture reference for this is.....
For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent. (1 Corinthians 1:18-19)
Hang in there!
---Tbabe on 7/24/06

It is hard to do all the time,but you must show the love of Christ.I was a self proclaimed atheist,and God sent an older person in my life that radiated the love of Him,and told me God loves you ronda,and he's calling you to love him too.never argue about it, that's satan's tool to shut up hearts.God Bless your efforts.
---Ronda on 7/24/06

Adrian ... that is one of the passages that I have struggled to understand, because everything else points to us having to have our own relationship with our Saviour.
---alan8869_of_UK on 7/24/06

1 Corinthians 7:14
For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband: else were your children unclean; but now are they holy.
---Adrian on 7/24/06

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It's that Old saying again you can choose your friends but you can't choose your family so to speak. Be an example to them even when it gets hard. Love them unconditionaly and be there for them,Give your opinion on bibical matters with love and understanding that they may not be able to grasp this concept, but be faithful towards God and he will give you the strenght to win aleast one of them.
---Carla5754 on 7/24/06

#2 Once, at a holiday meal, we were each asked to name one thing we were thankful for. I said Jesus. So..a new family tradition died a sudden death. I wasnt mocked, just dismissed or treated condescendingly. I never initiated talk of Jesus. Just spoke my beliefs as the opportunity arose. I prayed and forgave. Both parents died believers. One brother rejected the Gospel to his dying day. The other, I pray for and talk of the Lord in his presence to other less hostile relatives.
---Donna2277 on 7/24/06

#1 When I first came to Jesus as a teenager my father threatened to disown me. For weeks I was "grounded" unable to attend church. My siblings made fun of me. At last my parents relented and allowed me to attend church. Then, I was married and away from home for some years.
When I returned after a divorce, the family was cordial, but often tried to convince me that their humanist beliefs were far superior to mine.
---Donna2277 on 7/24/06

No one goes to God without His calling them. You can pray for your husband.You are definitely unevenly yoked. Non-belief in God is just ignorance on their part. Pray that God opens their hearts to receive Him. I have heard of professed atheist praying in a plane crash for God's help at that very time. My mother-in-law had the same problem with her husband, but she stood fast and continued to pray, and by the grace of God, this man is today a loving Christian, her prayers were answered. Your's can be too.
---Dottie on 7/24/06

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I do not believe that christians are brainless, Did you know he was a atheist when you met him, He is entitled to his own opinion, even though it's wrong. I pray that he will see the truth. That God is the head of our lives. And without him we are nothing. I will pray for his soul
---tonya3849 on 7/24/06

It's a hard call because he's your husband. But just teach by setting an example. Hopefully they will see you and want what you have. THEN when they ask you why you're so peaceful/happy you can tell them about Jesus in your life.
---sue on 7/24/06

The Lord is your strength & your song! His love & joy can fill you to overflowing, and the hurtful words of your husband can slide right off and not have an affect on you emotionally if you cling to Jesus, and spend time with him daily. Know who you are in Christ, and you will not be moved. Do not give up hope for the bible tells us that a believing wife can bring her husband to salvation. Look to God for the words to say or when to be quiet. Remain in him, and do not be moved by what your eyes see.
---Katie on 7/24/06

I have kept them in my prayers. I have tried to show God's love in my words and actions. I look for every possible opportunity to be an example. I don't debate with them or hang around long enough for them to ridicule me, but in your situation that's not an option. My advice to follow...
---Katie on 7/24/06

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I wonder (in the sense of being amazed) how quickly this blog went so quickly from about how to deal with atheists, to being antiCatholic?
There is no comparison.
---alan8869_of_UK on 7/24/06

You being a believer, how did you come to marry an atheists? The bible clearly says not to marry an unbeliever, unless you became a believer after you got married to him. Do not engage in conversation about God, Jesus, the bible, etc... with him or his family they will be won over by looking what God is doing in your life not your words. (do not throw your pearls before swine)
---eliza4969 on 7/24/06

I am not married, but my whole family, except my cousin who is a Freemason, are roman catholics. They say for sure that I am in a cult! My mother used to mock me and would even hang up on me as soon as I would start to tell her about Jesus. I stopped witnessing to them and now pray for them. If they don't repent and turn to Jesus they will answer to God. Our behaviour is to be a witness to unsaved relatives.
---Helen_5378 on 7/24/06

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