Posts tagged ‘inerrancy’

2M Jews spent 40 years making an 11 day trip and left no evidence

In response to a previous post, Marcel made the following comment:

Children of Isreal in the desertYou know why the Jews spent 40 years in the desert ? Because just like Atheists they refused to have faith. The truths they heard [were] of no value to them because they did not combine it with faith.

In Hebrews 4:2 (New International Version), Paul says “For we also have had the gospel preached to us, just as they did; but the message they heard was of no value to them, because those who heard did not combine it with faith.”

What makes the answer so troubling is the fact that this generation had so much evidence of God’s leading. Go back over the story of the Exodus and of what happened to them in the desert. God performed miracle after miracle, everything from the parting of the Red Sea to the daily provision of the manna. And yet, they still lacked faith!

It is pointless to know the truths of the Bible if you decide to lack faith and refuse to ask for it. Jesus said you can pray for faith.

Continue Reading June 18, 2007 at 11:11 am 78 comments

The Confessions of a Former Christian

Here’s a video by the Atheist Dad (aka The Fighting Atheist):

- The de-Convert

June 16, 2007 at 9:07 am 24 comments

A Confession – I Want to Believe

And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil – John 3:19 (KJV)

Footprints in the SandA confession – I want to believe.

I was a Christian for most of my life of 43 years. I fell away for one simple reason: I finally found the claims of Christianity to be unbelievable. I no longer believe in presupposing that the Bible is inerrant and divinely inspired so that I can wrap my worldview around it. I do not trust the Christian Church, run by mortal and fallible men just like me, to know my path to eternal salvation. Like the noble Bereans, I had to investigate the Scriptures for myself, and read them without the filter of Church Creeds to interpret them. And the Scriptures, while more fascinating than any Creed could make them, do not in any way hold as an infallible belief system.

But I want to believe...

Continue Reading June 15, 2007 at 2:24 pm 56 comments

Modern Christianity: Believe in a loving God in spite of the Bible

 

Open Bible

On my previous blog Martha Mihaly made the following comment:

I must agree that it would appear the root of much evil in the world seems to be the mis-interpretation of religious belief. Zealots of any kind will always be dangerous. As with anything, I suppose the conflict comes from literal interpretation/implementation of dogma.

In my early days of questioning my Christian faith, I started down the path of classing fundamentalists as “mis-interpreting” the Bible. In my view, they just did not grasp what Christianity was all about. They did not truly understand God as the loving, compassionate father in heaven who sent Jesus to correct the obvious false view the Old Testament painted of him and to demonstrate his love and compassion towards the world. They somehow believed God was as the Old Testament portrayed him…

Continue Reading June 13, 2007 at 7:07 am 35 comments

Freethinkers will save humanity

FreethoughtI was recently browsing through the book “When God was a Woman” by Merlin Stone. In this book, Stone gives a historical view on how men initially gained control of society and began the journey of suppressing women’s rights. Stone explores what life was like in a society which worshiped a female creator and why later male religions fought to suppress that earlier worship. I can’t help but wonder how different this world would be if God continued to be a woman instead of becoming a male warrior God who committed atrocities to make Hitler and Saddam’s actions pale in comparison.

In a previous blog “Humans owe their long existence to women – not men”, Stellar1 addressed the effects of women on the survival of humans:

According to anthropologist Robert Sussman of Washington University and co-author of the 2005 book “Man the Hunted,” early humans were more often prey than predators. The article says the evidence is in the “many fossils and skulls containing holes made by big cats and talon marks from raptors.”

Continue Reading June 12, 2007 at 2:41 am 25 comments

Who wrote the Bible?

This is a 2 hour video from UK’s Channel 4 entitled “Who wrote the Bible?” Since I’ve only watched the introduction so far, if you finish it before I do, please feel free to post a review.

June 2, 2007 at 10:07 pm 6 comments

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Attention Christian Readers

Just in case you were wondering who we are and why we de-converted.

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Whether or not you believe in God, you should live your life with love, kindness, compassion, mercy and tolerance while trying to make the world a better place. If there is no God, you have lost nothing and will have made a positive impact on those around you. If there is a benevolent God reviewing your life, you will be judged on your actions and not just on your ability to blindly believe in creeds- when there is a significant lack of evidence on how to define God or if he/she even exists.

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