The Blessed Hypocrisy “Method Acting” of Salvation PART 3 (of 4)

My wife Genie has been my “Jesus tutor.” She's very much like the Virgin Mary, not counting the virgin part. Like Mary, Genie got pregnant when she was a teen—by me not by the Holy Spirit. And it was unplanned like Mary's pregnancy and also "out of wedlock." Genie is a primate (Mary was too) but like Mary, Genie does not bite and scratch (very often). And Genie taught me how to forgive others and myself by forgiving me for behaving like a grade-A asshole.Genie has copied Jesus over our 42-ye … [Read more...]

The Blessed Hypocrisy “Method Acting” of Salvation PART 2 (of 4)

It’s tempting to rationalize my bad behavior as “caused” by wrong ideas. But blaming wrong beliefs for our true biological natures is as crazy as thinking that right ideas will save us. So when atheists blame religion for war, they are being as silly as Christians who blame atheism for the Gulag. And thinking you can make some “god” forgive you by believing “the” correct doctrine about him is absurd. Any god that petty isn’t worth serving--not to mention hard to credit with the creation of the un … [Read more...]


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