Atheism and Anger

I had a conversation with a friend last night — the same friend I've written about before — who is undergoing a crisis of faith. He told me last night that reading the "new atheists" — folks like Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, and Christopher Hitchens — makes him so angry. "I came to see that I have been duped by the church, and that the church is in the business of duping people."My friend is a good and honest man, sincere in his zeal to find truth. Perhaps a bit too zealous, for I fear that he … [Read more...]

Quote for the Day

Nobody sees Santa Claus, but that is no sign that there is no Santa Claus. The most real things in the world are those that neither children nor men can see. Did you ever see fairies dancing on the lawn? Of course not, but that's no proof that they are not there. Nobody can conceive or imagine all the wonders that are unseen and unseeable in the world. You tear apart the baby's rattle and see what makes the noise inside, but there is a veil covering the unseen world which not the strongest man, … [Read more...]

Matthew 14:25

Matthew 14:25 says, "In the fourth watch of the night he came towards them, walking on the sea."Jesus, walking on the water.It occurred to me this morning that this single verse holds the key to the three basic types of faith: magical, rational, and mystical.The magical person reads Matthew 14:25 and says, "This proves that Jesus was the Son of God." The rational person reads this verse and says, "This proves that the Gospel is just a myth." The mystical person reads it and says, "This … [Read more...]


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