Category Archives: Atheism & Faith Project

Where is God in the world?

The following is part of my series on atheism and faith. Where is God in the world? …and if I don’t experience God, does that mean he’s not there? I have no functional memory of my parents for the first three … Continue reading

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Religion as a Glimpse

The following is part of my series on atheism and faith. The text below is largely based on a quote from, “A Room Called Remember,” an autobiography by Frederick Buechner. I’ve adapted it to clarify how I understand what he … Continue reading

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Whose tomb is it really?

Boiled down to its core hope, following Jesus is about following him into heaven. That may sound silly to those who don’t believe in him or in an afterlife. But without silly hope, life is tragic-comedy: you’re born, you act like … Continue reading

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Palm Sunday

“Palm Sunday is also about cheering for the good, the humble, the hopeful. It’s about those who love instead of hate, …those willing to ride into trouble on behalf of others and speak truth to power, instead of staying home. … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Atheism & Faith: Miracles and Belittling

The following is part of a series of thoughts on atheism and faith. An atheist relative of mine likes to belittle belief in miracles and God. More annoyingly, he slips his “guffaws” into our conversations from time to time, knowing I am a … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Atheism and Faith: Creation & Creationism

I’m always surprised when an atheist thinks I’m a “creationist” because I’m a Christian. Can’t blame them too much.  Polls say just under half of Americans have creationist views.*  Personally, it’s embarrassing to be lumped in with those spouting ignorant … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Atheism and Faith: Stats!

Survey Says:  Number of atheists growing!  Number of believers/church-goers shrinking! The Snake gave it to me! In my experience, some people gleefully point out the decline in church affiliation, and smirk at problems in The Church, as confirmation of their … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Atheism and Faith: Who’s there?

I believe that sometimes I actually “talk” with God, not just “at” God.* I believe that I have heard his “voice” in my head. –I’ve heard his voice speaking in something like words, and usually quite more than words, in my … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Atheism and Faith: The Problem of Evil

Atheists are quick to point out the existence of evil as proof of the non-existence of a loving God, if any God at all. The short argument goes like this: “If God is good, why would he allow babies to die?” It’s … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Atheism and Faith: Church

If the morality and conduct of believers was the proof of any belief system,  then even atheists would be unbelievable. Belief and hypocrisy are part of the human condition. Yes, dear atheist friend,  people acting in the name of God … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Atheism and Faith: Truth

Truth is not reason. It is not a proof or a fact. I can’t prove God anymore than I could disprove God. Truth is simply something you know, for whatever reason, or for no reason at all, and would stake your … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Faith and Atheism: God’s Voice

Why God speaks more loudly to some, is a great mystery beyond words. And I believe he even speaks to and through atheists. Doubt and doubters have their role to play in keeping the conversation going, and God seems to … Continue reading

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