Foxhole Faith 
Wednesday, January 10, 2007, 11:54 AM - Extra Christy
Atheists protest the untrue saying "There are no Atheists in foxholes", (You can read about it at

I think this saying came about not because of lack of respect for atheists serving in the armed forces but because some Christians have foxhole faith. The kind of faith that only appears during fearful times; during times of peace and safety the Christian appears to be an atheist! Maybe this is why church fights are so common, it takes a war to get foxhole faith to come out!

Jesus talks about foxholes, and surprisingly, appears to say there are no Christians in foxholes!

As they were walking along the road, a man said to him, "I will follow you wherever you go."

Jesus replied, "Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head." - Luke 9:57- 58

Jesus wasn't talking about modern foxholes but it is true that Christianity isn't just a safe place just for me in fearsome times. We are to be out in the world following Jesus, as scary as it sometimes is, serving, teaching, loving, and helping others in community.

Maybe the saying should be only atheists are in foxholes!

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