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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 1 month ago

why do some Christians say that atheists have itching ears?

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  • 1 month ago

    Not just atheists. Most Christians do, too, piling up teachers and preachers for themselve who will tell them what they want to hear.

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  • Den B7
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Because atheists use poison ivy as pillows.

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  • Justin
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    "For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear." (2 Timothy 4:3).

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  • 1 month ago

    their idiocy very obviously

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  • 1 month ago

    It is a quote from 2 Timothy 4

    "Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables."  (2 Timothy 4:2-4)

    It simply means that many people (not just atheists, but many people in general - including many who claim to be Christians) will only listen to what they want to hear.

    They have a certain desire (itch) and they will only listen to that which will scratch their itch.

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  • Lôn
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    I've never heard anyone say that,

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    • I'm blocked by Gangster Ghost, so I'm reporting his question twice.  And I think it's from our ears being in prolonged contact with their thighs.

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  • Liz
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    I wasn't aware of Christians saying that.

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