Rechelle at My Sister’s Farmhouse recently became an atheist and she’s apologizing for the ways she acted all that time she was a Christian:
1. I apologize to all the homosexuals. I am sorry that I believed in a religion that condemns you. I am sorry that for many years I thought that the bible was right in it’s condemnation of homosexuality. I am sorry that when I no longer thought the bible was right about homosexuality being a sin, I did not raise a gigantic stink about it every Sunday right in the middle of the sermon… week after week after week… until the church issued a restraining order against me and I could no longer come within a hundred feet of the sanctuary.
To no atheist’s surprise, there are several more items on that list. It’s good to hear and it gives me hope that others might follow in her footsteps.
The funny thing is that even people who are still Christians could apologize for (and fix) many of those things.
But most of them won’t bother. Because they don’t think their treatment of gay people (among other things) is anything that deserves an apology.