Category Archives: Atheism / Secular Humanism

Atheism / Secular Humanism is a philosophical (and often religiously held) paradigm that offers a counter narrative to Christianity. By expressing either faith in the absence of God or the absence of faith in God, materialists ask people to believe that the physical world is all that exists, and that any notions of the supernatural are the result of liars, lunatics or legends (or a combination of all three). Topics in this blog category explore some of the premises, beliefs and assertions of secular humanists and thus provide insight into where they go wrong or at least where they are not the only valid option for people to place trust in. Welcome.

Atheist Sam Harris’ Wheelbarrow

Recently I came across a comment from the atheist popularizer, Sam Harris, deriding Christians for believing accounts of Christ that come from a millennia-years old book penned by people for whom the wheelbarrow was emergent technology. I understand that for … Continue reading

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Aslan’s Jesus: Dressing Up Fiction as Fact

I apologize for the apparent deceit. This post has nothing to do with the amazing allegories found in C.S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia. Those stories, which feature a Jesus-character who has taken on the shape of a mighty, good-but-not-safe lion … Continue reading

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Questions, Concerns and Snide Remarks… and Christianity.

This space is devoted to you, the reader, so that you might ask a question, share a concern or yes, make a snide remark about the Bible, Christian theology and Christians too. Normally I like happy and easy comments (don’t … Continue reading

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Annoyance with “God did it.”

The topics of evolution and the Big Bang came up in a recent conversation with one of my Christian family members, and I very briefly stated why I felt that the so-called “young earth” interpretation of Genesis’ early chapters was … Continue reading

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You’re Only a Christian Because… (Born This Way)

The Charge You’re Only a Christian (and have a Christian perspective) because you happened to be Born in a Christian Family. Apparently who God “saves” is merely a feature of geography and culture? How convenient. The Culture Provocative comments like … Continue reading

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The Weakness of “Weak” Atheism: Why Faith is Unavoidable Even for Those Who Try (and a debate with Danny Ledonne)

Is atheism characterized by faith in the absence of God or by the absence of faith in God? Regardless of which option is selected, it seems that faith is requisite in something (or someone), and that no faith-free option even exists. I choose faith in Jesus, but I understand that others don’t. What follows is a reflection about the faith atheists necessarily include in their worldview, often without their even knowing it. Continue reading

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Comparing Santa Claus with Jesus (& other Reasons not to Believe…)

… in Santa. It is almost inevitable during the holiday season that someone will draw a parallel between Santa Claus and Jesus, oftentimes with the barb that both figures are “myths” or that “only children believe in Santa” etc. Ho, … Continue reading

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