Reading Time: 3 minutes Credulity is an odd mix with atheism. After all, the atheist has had to wade through a large network of theological ideas, parse them, critique them, and reject them. This requires incredulity to begin with, and it enlarges incredulity along the way. Such intellectual labor is like attending a seminary of impiety where multi-year courses […]
Reading Time: 3 minutes An all-loving God sends people to burn in hell forever. What sense does that make?
Reading Time: 4 minutes My family church here in Indonesia offers an online Bible study. One day, at my parents’ request, I helped them navigate to the page. The theme of the day was “Being brave facing death.” In support, a common proverb was offered: urip mung mampir ngombe—”Life is just stopping by to drink.” The proverb invites us […]
Reading Time: 4 minutes The logic of Christianity leads to the disturbing conclusion that if heaven is better than this life, then death is a good and desirable outcome.
Reading Time: 3 minutes From Cro-Magnon Woman: All of us Cro-Magnons—the men, the women, and the children—are here in hell. Not a one made it elsewhere. When I say ‘men’ and ‘women’ I mean what you would call late teens and young adults, because few of us Cromies lived very long. Not a white hair upon a Cromie’s head. […]
Reading Time: 2 minutes Like a good little Evangelical, I spent much of my childhood worried about going to heaven. Though, it wasn’t all bad. The idea that I’d get to see my little sister who passed away as a baby was comforting. When I left Christianity in my early adult years, I had no trouble ditching the Bible, […]
Reading Time: 4 minutes It was a dark and stormy night. Really. A few weeks ago, we had a crazy storm blow through. I was snuggled up in my bed with the house to myself. My favorite gardenia scented candle was burning, my nose buried in a book, and a cup of chamomile tea on my nightstand. The only […]
Reading Time: 7 minutes Hi and welcome back! After I ran that post about how my fear of Hell got burned out of me one night, some folks wanted some more info about what I learned about Hell afterward. It’s been a long time since we talked much about Hell, so I thought that sounded like a marvelous idea! […]
Reading Time: 4 minutes Following his previous two-piece on the afterlife, looking at the claims of Jesus and Paul, Dana Horton guest posts the continuation of that theme in this next one. Thanks, as ever, to Dana: Christianity and the Afterlife — Post Jesus and Paul Many of us were raised in the western Christian culture with the belief […]
Reading Time: 7 minutes Today, let me show you the story of Robert Bigelow’s new contest about life after death — and what can fill the space left behind in a heart when a false belief finally gets cast out of it.