Of all the plot formulas in literature, perhaps the most popular and enduring is that of the epic journey. The reader who follows Frodo as he walks to Rivendell or Harry Potter as he hunts down Voldemort’s horcruxes quickly becomes a participant in the journey. Sharing in the adventure and the danger of the road, the reader realizes that he has also, in the process, made a pilgrimage into his own soul.
If there are people who proclaim to be actual confessing Christians that will find themselves in Hell, certainly there are deconverts who were never truly saved despite how adamantly they may declare they were.
Without God, life has no purpose
With what, eternity? Eternity is a long time to be wrong. Why would you want to gamble with something as important as your eternal destiny? It takes only a moment to trust…
“Beware of no man more than of yourself, for we often carry our worst enemies within us.” – Charles Spurgeon – from the book The Complete John Ploughman
The biggest percentage of de-converted religious believers who I have met have told me that the most compelling reason for them to have started the process of de-conversion was reading their holy book in full.
Since the new year started, I have done my best to make good on my resolution to add a fitness post or two to the blog every week.
Keeping with the fitness theme
Avoid silence, avoid solitude, avoid any train of thought that leads off the beaten track. Concentrate on money, sex, status, health and (above all) on your own grievances. Keep the radio on. Live in a crowd. Use plenty of sedation.
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 ›
Once upon a time, there was a man who looked upon Christmas as a lot of humbug. He wasn’t a scrooge. He was a kind and decent person, generous to his family, upright in all his dealings with other men. But