[Turing] Christian Answer 8

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?Christian doctrine has a lot of parts, so one really needs a sustained argument in several steps even to give the outline. However, I'll say this: my best reason for being a Christian is the sublime perfection of the ethics of the Gospels. It's because of that, because the wisdom of His … [Read more...]

[Turing] Christian Answer 7

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?I am a Christian because I believe that God exists - in the complexity of nature, in the beauty of art, and in the human capacity for empathy and compassion. Some people have told me that this belief is irrational. I am not so bothered by this charge.I am a Christian because I believe … [Read more...]

[Turing] Christian Answer 6

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?Leave it to an atheist to choose a tough question. :)There are so many answers I could give here: There's the grace and mystery and beauty of the Church, and the way it courageously stands against the constantly changing vanities of the world. There's the humility and compassion of … [Read more...]

[Turing] Christian Answer #5

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?Most kids I know (me included) experiences a certainty at some point in childhood that we were somehow extraordinary and eldritch. It could be an expectation that our ‘real’ parents would one day show up or a fixed attention on the mail around our eleventh birthday. No matter how it man … [Read more...]

[Turing] Christian Answer #4

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?I know that Jesus Christ is my Savior.When you open your heart to Jesus and know that He is your Savior, everything else falls into place. There is no greater peace, no deeper calm, no lasting satisfaction like Salvation.What evidence or experience (if any) would cause you to … [Read more...]

[Turing] Christian Answer #3

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?This is really a two-part question, regarding belief in God and belief in Christianity; for the sake of space, I'll address God here and Christianity in question 3. Because before you can even consider Christianity, you must grapple with the question of the existence of God, in whatever … [Read more...]

[Turing] Christian Answer #2

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?For me, what speaks to me about Christianity is its synthesis. The synthesis of man and God. The synthesis of Western philosophy, Western heroic literature and Eastern wisdom literature and Eastern concepts of the divine. I am inspired by the radical philosophy of Jesus Christ, which … [Read more...]


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