Dear Non-Believer…


Not everyone believes in God or in prayer (I didn’t for many years, and quite a few of my friends and family members don’t). So I just wanted to take a moment to say, “I still love you (and so does He).”

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38 Responses to Dear Non-Believer…

  1. rwfrohlich says:

    Those who don’t have saving faith often believe we hate them because we disagree. But as you point out, we actually love them, and only desire the very best for them.

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  2. southernhon1 says:

    Hi there,
    I would classify myself as a “wannabe-liever.” I have a tiny bit of belief yet, but the more I live and the more I see, I find the concept of a loving god pretty difficult to fathom. However, I appreciate your sentiment.

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  3. Paula Light says:

    I appreciate it also 💙

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  4. Lesley says:

    Amen, Mitch!

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  5. Belinda O says:

    Faith can be difficult.

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  6. Victoria says:

    What a lovely, generous post Mitch. Thank you! 🥰

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  7. I am agnostic. I don’t believe, neither do I not believe.

    To be honest, to me it doesn’t matter. I think I live my life well and if there is a god or gods, then they will have a lot of explaining to do, and if there is nothing, then I hope I used my time here on this planet well enough to not have wasted a talent or left out an opportunity to life.

    Or was it my turn to say, I still love you too 🙂

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  8. I really appreciate this post! Sometimes when I pray as a believer I fold my arms over my heart! It takes time to put my hands together to say anything of importance. Faith is hard sometimes but my understanding of a loving God makes believe He understands that too. Thanks Mitch.

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  9. Thank you for sharing such a poignant thought, Mitch.

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  10. Good post, Mitch. Short and sweet. I like your picture of a non-praying mantis!

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  11. Amen to that! A few of my family members are not believers yet either. But I’m not giving up and I’m not going to stop praying for them. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. James 5 : 16

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  12. notabilia says:

    You claim to “love” people you’ve never met, and also, to add mega-absurdity on top of this ludicrous and fake assertion, to claim to spread “love” on behalf of some imaginary male deity.

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    • Ana Daksina says:

      And you seem bent, rather than simply moving on to any of the offerings here on WP with which you might agree, on wasting your time instead, not only reading the work of a religious man but then sticking around to take the trouble to denigrate it.

      Gee, aren’t there any babies around you could be taking candy from? Women you could be insulting? Men you could be goading to misery and violence? Guilt trips to lay on people? Dreams to kill? Magical possibilities to step on with denial?

      Seems to me, in your general line of work, you’re wasting your talents here…


  13. Ana Daksina says:

    Best opinion on atheism I’ve ever read anywhere in 63 years ~ including the ones I myself have written (although you might enjoy my verse, “Atheism is a Faith.” 😆)

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  14. I went back and read your three earlier posts on C.S. Lewis. I can’t believe I have not yet read “Surprised by Joy,” but I will now! Thank you, Mitch – again. Your words are always inspiring and often bring joy. Happy Easter!

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  15. My faith in organized religion was tested a few years ago. I did not fail; the church and its priests failed me. However; I remain steadfast in my faith in God and love for him. The location of my church is different; it is now in my heart and my home. I talk to God on a regular basis from the quiet of my room. I do not need a “middle man” to intercede for me; God knows my sins and forgives me. Yes, there are times (like today) when attending Mass would be deeply meaningful. There are times I miss the Eucharist. Perhaps one day if my faith in organized religion is restored, I will return to the church. Until then, I am content to worship in my own way.
    Wishing you a blessed Easter, Mitch. ✝︎

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  16. “I love you… whether you like it or not! DEAL WITH IT!”

    Haha, love it. And it’s true.

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  17. Thank you, & Mother Nature sends her love to you too. ❤

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