Patrick Greene was an outspoken atheist until recently, when the generosity of a few Christians caused him to reconsider his beliefs. He now says he is a Christian. But some people – atheists as well as Christians – aren’t just taking him at his word, and are openly criticizing both Greene and his conversion.
After The Christian Post published an article about Greene on Wednesday, many CP readers offered their thoughts on his transformation. Greene says he was “stunned” by the overwhelming reaction his story has generated.
Some Christians are praising God for the 63-year-old, who once threatened to sue Henderson County, Texas, over a Nativity scene that was placed on public land outside the county’s courthouse in Athens. He later withdrew his threats and was forced to quit his job as a self-employed taxi driver after learning that he was going blind.
Shortly after his vision loss was reported in a local paper, a Christian woman from Athens, Jessica Crye, came up with the idea to round up donations for Greene, which has resulted in thousands of dollars that have helped him and his wife cover the cost of bills, taxes, groceries and more. That act of kindness led him to reconsider his beliefs, and now he says he believes in Jesus Christ.
Some nonbelievers have been critical of Greene, saying that his conversion isn’t legitimate because he was never really an atheist. Others have claimed that he only became a Christian because he likes both the attention he is getting and the money he has received from believers, though he told CP on Thursday that the money has nothing to do with it.Continue Reading on global.christianpost.com