Religious folk have a tendency to pit “scripture” against “reason”, as though they were somehow practically distinct objects. Most people can understand that scripture starts as lifeless words on a piece of paper, and goes through the human’s reasoning to become meaningful, life-giving ideas. But religious people have a strange version of reality that magically … Continue reading “Scripture” vs “Reason”
Jesus’ actual existence as a real person is basically a historical fact. But I find it completely irrelevant for convincing anyone to become a Christian. Even if Jesus somehow actually rose from the dead, it’s still not particularly relevant. Because power has no relevance to morality. Jesus can die and resurrect as many times as … Continue reading Did Jesus really exist? Frankly, I don’t give a sh*t.
Some people enjoy saying things like “you shouldn’t judge”, when practically they are really saying “I don’t agree with your judgement, and I don’t realise that I too am making a judgement of my own.” Making judgement is actually a practical necessity, whenever anyone has to make some kind of decision or choice. When a … Continue reading “You shouldn’t judge”
Fundamentalist: “If the God that we recognise is different from what is written in the bible, then perhaps that’s not even the real God.” Liberal: “If the God that we recognise is different from what is written in the bible, then perhaps that’s not even the real bible.” The logic is simple. Given two mutually … Continue reading Fundamentalist vs Liberal Christianity: a difference of one word, in two otherwise identical sentences.