I take some time to visit atheist blogs – and blog myself – for precisely the reason that I believe one’s eternal destiny is important.
They believe their son, whom they love dearly, is going to be tortured forever. They’re upset that I reject their way of life as both deluded was a Christian. And let’s say this information came from a very reliable source, so that you this was going to happen. Would you just mention this to your friends and family in passing, and send them the occasional tract with information on the threat of the Nazis? Maybe you would drive out there and try to convince them of the threat until you were blue in the face. I know if would do some pretty drastic things to save my friends and family. Why wasn’t I getting reciprocal lovey-doveyness when we were first married? From Disney movies to my favorite shows like “The Office” to practically every pop song released, love is constantly sold as an emotion we have before we’re married. And that’s why my wife just gave me that half-smile. And now that I’ve tried to change the way I look at love, the more I become shocked at the messages of love I had gotten when I was younger. I guess that’s why I told my wife I loved her on our second date. But it wasn’t that she wasn’t giving me love, it just seemed to come at different times. I don’t think I noticed this consciously for a while. And after each time, there would be this look she would give me. It wasn’t something I could force, just something that would come about as a result of my giving. And how much I’m sure those messages are bouncing around in other people’s heads as well. Living Disney movies in our minds, and tragedies in our lives.I had tried really hard up to that point to hold it back, honestly. I think part of me recognized that she was much smarter and more modest than me. This fire was burning in me, a fire that burned just like that second date: I was in love. Marriage, quicker than I was ready for, did this thing: it started sucking away that emotion. In other words, it was in the practicality that I found the love I was looking for. That fire I felt, it was simply that: emotional fire. I think that might be a big part of the reason the divorce rate is so high in this country. It’s time that we changed the conversation about love. Because until we do, adultery will continue to be common. Sure, they’re upset that their son has rejected most of the values and “truths” they tried to instill in me. The Nazis were going take everybody off to concentration camps in chains, and possibly kill them.