I have a lot of Facebook friends and while most of them are atheists, some of them are not. One person on my friend list posted a religious picture comment and I think it is worth having a conversation about
I got into a conversation with a Christian recently and he told me not to bother reading the Bible. He just wanted me to read the four Gospels. He told me that was all I needed to know in order to understand Jesus and be saved. I recommended to him that he should read the entire Bible cover-to-cover… if he could stomach it.
Apparently there is some Christian “counselor” who is writing a book about the dangers of sexual fantasies. In her description she wonders why the one flesh is not enough. Her view appears to be that sexual fantasies are a symptom of emotional trauma and that people shouldn’t act on them.
There are a lot of problems in the world and people get depressed either because of their biochemistry or because the world can be a pretty hard place to live in at times. Atheists often don’t have the support network that religious believers often have and so we can sometimes feel isolated and discouraged. But there is hope.
This is something we don’t like to admit, but it is true. There is a problem within the atheist community of depression and suicide. I know we would all like to believe that atheists are happier people than religious believers and in many ways we are. But we also have to accept the reality that in some very important ways we are not.
Some of you may not know this, but I am a loving father. I have two young children at home with me and like all loving parents I only want the best for them. So over the weekend, I demanded that my 3 1/2-year-old son kneel before me and worship me. I even allowed him to see me, which is more than I can say for parental deities.
One of the big problems I have with Christianity is that it distorts people’s view of forgiveness and cheapens the…
Every once in a while a Christian comes along that I become fascinated with to the point of near obsession.…