It’s not really about when you die.
One of the more poignant arguments against Christianity is that the Christian God demanded that his son be offered up as a human blood sacrifice in order for justice to be satisfied and forgiveness offered. However, the claim that the crucifixion of Jesus was a sacrifice demanded by God, ignores the bald, ugly reality of what actually happened.
What the story of the Prodigal Son tells about God’s response to the death of his son.
The problem with fundamentalists is that they always choose the wrong verses to take literally.
The old theodicy problem. Rethinking our ideas about suffering, responsibility and whether God was following Adam and Eve around Eden swatting away malarial mosquitoes.
No one seems to have a very good explanation of what might count as a sin against the Holy Spirit. I have my theories.
I always wondered about faith. Evangelicals say that you have to choose to have it. Calvanists say that you are predestined to either have it or not. It’s a free gift that you cannot earn. But you have to nurture and hang onto it. Catholics and Orthodox Christians practice it with rituals. So many contradictory ideas
I think that fear of God comes from really knowing that God does not respect our limits.
Yeah, I believe in original sin. . . Finally – something that’s not my fault!
What happens to the creation stories when you let go of a literal reading? Good things!
And then, there were two.
What will the judgement be?
My own “mind blowing” theory
But we do not want you to be uninformed, brethren, about those who are asleep, so that you will not grieve as do the rest who have no hope. ~ 1 Thessalonians 4:13
Playing with time.
So, what sort of character is God? A much more familiar one than you might expect.
Are we supposed to be shaping the culture to conform to Christian standards?
How to recognize false teachers when you meet ‘em.
Understanding what Christian particularity does and does not mean.
If I had one chance to explain Christianity to the world, this may well be what I would say.