The problem Mike is, that the above good factors are splattered in mud due to her…. Charismatic theology. This is her destruction and in my opinion, the spiritual harm of most of the children. She does not have a big measure of wisdom given from God, so after a point, she just does what she thinks is right.
An atheist sees this “spiritual harm” that I mention as meaning:
“depriving children of their youth” (“youth” as they define it),
“making them hate other people who are not Christians”,
“teaching them to disbelieve evolution”
“putting a false fear into them concerning A God and a Satan that do not exist”
All of the above are false. Becky is not guilty of these! But most ateists will judge her on this terms.
So, with these atheistic glasses, again I will say: I don’t care about atheists’ opinion on Becky or any other Christian, since it cannot be free of the emotions and false belief the above atheistic glasses promote.
I hope I was more clear this time.
The Japanese-Americans in California are, unlike those in Hawaii, a very small, rural, insular population. In the nineties, everyone in California has known a couple of Japanese-Americans and knows they're OK. In California in 1942, few people have personally known any Japanese-Americans, making this group, in most people's eyes, mysterious and sinister, the problem probably being compounded by the extreme tactfulness and subtlety of the Japanese communication style which, while being unlikely to give offense, is not a good approach to inspiring the trust of Americans. This also puts them in a position, unlike the Hawaiians, of having few non-Japanese friends ready to stand up for them.