[Turing] Christian Answer 15

This post is part of the Ideological Turing Test Challenge. Go to the tab above for an overview and remind yourself of the voting and commenting guidelines.What is your best reason for being a Christian?There was a time in my life I would have said that the best reason to be a Christian is that God is offering you the greatest conceivable bargain. In exchange for a small suspension of doubt, you get an enormous reward. Forgiveness for your sins and a worldwide community of welcoming … [Read more...]

[Turing] Christian Answer 14

This post is part of the Ideological Turing Test Challenge. Go to the tab above for an overview and remind yourself of the voting and commenting guidelines.What is your best reason for being a Christian?Truth. First let's start with God. Clearly there are ample proofs for god's existence but my favourite is probably the argument from desire. This argument simply put states that there are NO innate desires in man that are not fulfilled in nature, the desire for love, food, etc... Since … [Read more...]

[Turing] Christian Answer 13

This post is part of the Ideological Turing Test Challenge. Go to the tab above for an overview and remind yourself of the voting and commenting guidelines.What is your best reason for being a Christian?Right now, it's honestly through Jesus to God. The teachings of Christ resonate to me in a way little else does. When I was 17, my school gave me an Al Franken book as part of a book award where he relates his Rabbi's words, "Jesus had a lot of good ideas, none of them new." I don't think … [Read more...]

[Turing] Christian Answer 12

This post is part of the Ideological Turing Test Challenge. Go to the tab above for an overview and remind yourself of the voting and commenting guidelines.What is your best reason for being a Christian?Well, it puts me in a more direct appreciation of truth than anything else, for a start, and I happen to think pursuit and acceptance of truth to be an essential thing-- the only thing, in fact. But what about Christianity is true? I don't mean to advocate Biblical literalism, though nor … [Read more...]

[Turing] Christian Answer 11

This post is part of the Ideological Turing Test Challenge. Go to the tab above for an overview and remind yourself of the voting and commenting guidelines.What is your best reason for being a Christian?My best reason for being (or should I say staying) a Christian is the changes I see in my life as a result of it. I know what kind of person I can be, I'm self absorbed, judgmental, vain, lazy, indifferent, amongst other things. But when I turn my sights away from myself and focus it on … [Read more...]

[Turing] Christian Answer 10

This post is part of the Ideological Turing Test Challenge. Go to the tab above for an overview and remind yourself of the voting and commenting guidelines.What is your best reason for being a Christian?Christianity, and Catholicism in particular, is the most rational belief system. I make the argument in four steps: Christianity is 1) possible, 2) probable, 3) historical, and 4) good.1) Theism provides a viable explanation for everything. Atheist philosopher Nick Bostrom, in his … [Read more...]

[Turing] Christian Answer 9

This post is part of the Ideological Turing Test Challenge. Go to the tab above for an overview and remind yourself of the voting and commenting guidelines.What is your best reason for being a Christian?First, go read my answer to the third question, below.Okay, that's probably the single biggest reason why I'm a Christian, but I don't expect that it will be the most convincing for everyone. For starters, some of you are probably less bloodthirsty or *ahem* more Christian than … [Read more...]


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