The Argument: Your faith (belief) is cool, but it’s just not really my thing. It’s fine for you, but it’s not for me.
I can say in all confidence that having peace and contentment and purpose in life through God are everybody’s ‘thing’. I hope that someday you come to a realization that those are what you’ve actually been seeking in your life, and that you’ll remember some crazy guy saying they can be found by following God and maybe give it a shot. 😀
I don’t exactly understand this statement although a lot of people seem to make it. The only logical conclusion I can come up with is that the person who says this really doesn’t comprehend what it is they are actually saying is not for them.
If someone told me back when I was full of bitterness and hate and frustration that there was a way to get rid of all that stuff and get true peace and contentment and purpose regardless of my circumstances through following God, I would have said something along the lines of, “Religion doesn’t work. You are only fooling yourself into thinking you’re happy, I cannot be so easily convinced, unfortunately.” Or a similar line. I would definitely NOT have said “That sounds nice but it’s not for me.”
I mean, of course that is for me, that’s exactly what I wanted, how could it not be for me or for anyone else? Everyone wants to be happy, no one likes being miserable. Despite me not thinking it would work, I still would never have said I didn’t want it.
Even people who, according to society should be the happiest, most content people in the world, are miserable. We’ve seen it time and time again in the wealthy and famous, people who we dream about being, who commit suicide and turn to drugs or alcohol or other coping mechanisms because despite their great lives that should leave nothing lacking, they are empty.
I firmly believe God is for everyone; not just a few, not just whoever feels it’s the ‘right’ thing for them personally, but everyone.