By calling atheism a religion, I am not hurling insults at the godless or trying to craft terms or apply them out of convenience. I do it simply because I have years of experience observing theists and atheists behaving in similar ways.
Not saying my testimony isn’t an effective way to personalize my experience and get a conversation about Jesus going but I often wish it were a little more dramatic, like the one this guy shares.
A preacher and an atheistic barber were once walking through the city slums. Said the barber to the preacher: “This is why I cannot believe in a God of love. If God was as kind as you say, He would not permit all this poverty…
Think everything in the universe has always existed? You can believe whatever you want but you might be going against “almost everybody”. Stephen Hawking, the very popular and immensely respected astronomer from Cambridge University, agrees that this is the consensus…. Read More ›
Christians should not be silenced with communist propaganda
The problem with all these responses is that people who deliberately and with malice of forethought single out a group of people for public mockery and ridicule have, by their actions, placed themselves beyond the pale of civil society.
If you don’t understand theology or metaphysics, but you’re certain it’s just a bunch of made-up mumbo-jumbo, you might be a…
I recently read a blog post on this very blog that had my jaw hanging to the floor. In my opinion, it was inflammatory, and did nothing to progress the conversation between atheists and theists.
“If atheism is true, it is far from being good news. Learning that we’re alone in the universe, that no one hears or answers our prayers, that humanity is entirely the product of random events, that we have no more intrinsic dignity than non-human and even non-animate clumps of matter, that we face certain annihilation in death, that our sufferings are ultimately pointless, that our lives and loves do not at all matter in a larger sense, that those who commit horrific evils and elude human punishment get away with their crimes scot free — all of this (and much more) is utterly tragic.”