It's the deserving-it-for-not believing part that distresses me. A Christian that says, "That is what I was taught, and I am in no position to say that it is wrong. But frankly, I don't understand it, and I wish it weren't so" is a different person from the one who says, "You deserve to suffer, infidel, and I'm glad of it."I do think that in the back of the Christian mind the thought process is pretty much this: "You're an atheist, <(insert condemned label here)> , and don't seem to be too bad of a person. It's a shame my deity will wake you from death to kill you again, and you'll deserve it because you could have believed...oh well..." There is something inherently wrong and deeply sinister with that type of doctrine, belief, and thinking.
That person is not my brother any more. He's not one of "us." He has been captured and turned by sinister forces. What kind of person teaches others to think like that? And what shall we think of the institution that keeps the meme alive?