December 18, 2009 1 min to read

Atheist: Jesus is Your Crutch. Uh… yes!

Category : Blogs (Faith), Life-Ecstatic (Faith)

I’ve heard this said plenty of times from atheists or agnostics that, “The reason why you are a Christian is because you need a crutch to get through life. I don’t.”

It’s usually said in a way to show that ‘having a crutch in life’ is wrong, that there is something wrong with you for needing a crutch, or that you’re a loser (if we are going to be honest about it) for needing one.

My answer to this is: “YES! Right on! Jesus is actually more than a crutch! He is EVERYTHING I need!!”

To be honest, I actually find it arrogant when someone insists they don’t ‘need a crutch’ and the only person they need to believe in is ‘themselves’. I know that people say this and aren’t being deliberately arrogant, but if they think about it for a second it certainly sounds arrogant. At heart, it is saying, “I don’t need nobody and certainly no god! However, look at you, you must be a loser because you do!”

The statement is 100 percent true. I DO need a crutch to get through life. It’s not my fault that I’m just being realistic about life. Good luck to you in finding abundant joy throughout your life without God, but I believe you won’t find it and history proves me right.

Heck, I need more than a crutch, I need living water, everlasting life and joy in never ending abundance. And all this I’ve found in Jesus. Nothing to be embarrassed about.

About Ryan Peter


Ryan Peter is a writer, journalist and ghostwriter from Johannesburg, South Africa. He writes fantasy, sci-fi, inspirational fiction, and on faith. Ryan is also part of the New Covenant Ministries International (NCMI) translocal team.

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    Replymorsec0de December 18, 2009

    I need plenty of people to lean on, at least on occasion. I just prefer those people to be real.

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    ReplyRyan Peter December 18, 2009

    Great! So do I. Good thing then!

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    Replyabrokencup December 18, 2009

    Hey! Great posts here! I enjoy reading them. Keep up the good work. God bless you and Merry Christmas! Blessings, Torben - http://www.abrokencup.wordpress.com

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    ReplyArius December 18, 2009

    A crutch is not necessarily a bad thing--long as you can be a crutch for others in times of need--of course without diverting their attention towards intangibles when indeed their problems are tangible--the responsibility humanity holds-- love thy neighbor

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    Replyjhcckkm December 18, 2009

    I was actually "agreeing" with you...UNTIL you said: "Good luck to you in finding abundant joy throughout your life without God.." This statement is just as arrogant as the statement you discussed.

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    ReplyRyan Peter December 19, 2009

    Well, perhaps it is but I did qualify it with a "I believe" :) I don't believe one can find abundant and consistent joy outside of God. The phrase of the statement is perhaps arrogant, I'll agree to that and it's a good point, but the crux of the statement is I'm simply saying what I believe.

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