The simple answer to this absurd claim is that the historical textual evidence for Jesus is convincing. It is convincing in its earliness and abundance… it is really that simple.
If you read the Old Testament with the presupposition that you don’t think the God of Christianity is worthy of worship and/or read it to find ways to shore up your disbelief, it’s easy to make a seemingly coherent appeal that the OT God is simply awful.
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…
The world will tell you that Jesus Christ was a good teacher—a noble moral leader, but nothing more. They’ll heap flattering laurels and accolades on Him, calling Him a religious revolutionary who changed the world with a philosophy of self-sacrifice and unconditional love. In fact…
Christianity does not teach that only Christians deserve to go to heaven. Rather, it teaches that no one deserves to go to heaven..
One of the questions I have heard countless times since I started this blog is, “Why do you believe?” When asked, atheists are quick to point out that they like this question because, while they claim to understand the faith… Read More ›
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.
Atheism is not entirely unlike a mullet, that paradoxical “business in the front, party in the back” haircut that never should have happened. Instead, these strident unbelievers are more “angry in the front, pansy in the back” — making testosteronal demands of compliance on the outside, because inside they have all the tolerance of a scared three-year-old girl when faced with