Category Archives: Atheism & Faith Project

The Empty News

The idea of resurrection is not unique to Christianity. It is found across time, cultures, and all sorts of religions. From a psychological point of view, it probably took root in our ancestors’ psyche as a defense against the meaninglessness … Continue reading

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Jesus the April Fool

Easter is on April Fool’s Day in 2018, …an irony that should not be lost on any preacher or Sunday School teacher. In an increasingly secular and atheist-leaning world, the story of a supreme being saving his “son” from the … Continue reading

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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 a person hasn’t yet experienced God, how do you know God exists? This was the question put to me by a family … 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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