To say that man can reason correctly and cogently apart from having the Bible at the foundation of his thinking sets man up as the standard and the judge over what is true and what is not true; he becomes the ultimate epistemological authority and not the Bible.
If we have an impoverished worldview
That fails to embrace all of reality’s nuances
It means that
In the end
All we can do is
So we dance
To the music of pitiless indifference…
JESUS’ EXISTENCE. That Jesus was a historical individual is granted by virtually all historians and is supported by ancient Christian, Jewish, and pagan sources. Yet modern skeptics often feel that their best strategy for denying the evidence of his resurrection is to deny that he even existed.
There is proof the resurrection of Christ happened just as the Bible says it did.
Bottom line is this. We will all die someday and we will all go somewhere after that. Good news is that we will all end up exactly where we wanted to be, in accordance with how we lived our lives, and based on what we chose to believe.
The title says it all. Religion is not something author Christopher Hitchens finds merely unhelpful, unpleasant, or out of place within his own life. Rather, religion is a poison . . .
The “Am I going to hell?” question is designed to paint the Christian God as a cruel, merciless, and immoral despot who offers absurd “love me or die” ultimatums and a being who is not worthy of worship and His followers as heartless schmucks who don’t care about their fellow man.
If we say truth is something that corresponds with reality, then we would learn the most reliable truths from testing, observation and evidence. This is also known as the scientific method.
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.