Fear of God vs. Fear of the World … and a Break-Up

[caption id="attachment_3140" align="alignright" width="199" caption="photo by TrevinC"]Fear God[/caption] "Life sucks and then you die." Or so said my coworker when she heard about my break-up with my boyfriend yesterday. I laughed, and she promised she would pray for God to take away my troubles. Another acquaintance tried to comfort me by saying I shouldn't be afraid about finding another man in the future. God would provide, and we have nothing to fear. Well, sometimes life does suck, being lonely is no fun, and once in a while I wonder if I will find a mate for the long haul who will be an amazing match for me. But am I afraid? Does being an atheist have anything to do with my heartache? I don't think so, no.

Fear and Humanity

Do atheists fear the world? Is fear a bad thing? Would believing in God protect us from trouble and remove fear from our lives? (Read more after the cut...) (more…)