How Well Do You Know the One True God?

I read a post today, responding to the accusation that atheists just happen to believe in one less god than Christians. I don’t really care about that argument, specifically. What difference does it make? It doesn’t get to the heart of the real difference between atheists and Christians, and it is only ever used to…

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Where Can You Find Comfort?

This morning when the doorbell rang, I did what I always do—I called my husband to answer it. He opened the door to find two Jehovah’s Witnesses. “Good morning, we just wanted to share a thought with you from the Bible. There’s so many terrible things happening in the world, have you ever wondered why God allows that?” My…

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Take It on the Run

Lying flat on a cold table, I held my breath as REO Speedwagon filled the X-ray room. I was relieved I didn’t have to remove any clothing this time—although I wished I had removed my shoes before climbing on. I thought about taking them off, but it felt like breaking the rules; as if the choice…

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The Superstition of God

I remember the last promise I made to god. I hadn’t been to church in a couple of years and prayer had become a thing I did on occasion, briefly, and always with the feeling that I hadn’t earned god’s attention. My heart wasn’t in it. For some reason I believed I first needed to…

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Where Is God Leading Them?

So you have finally come to a place in your life where you are comfortable with the loss of god. You can admit his absence out loud without fear that you will be struck down; which was always weird anyway, since “struck down” individuals never did seem to have any relevance to faith. Maybe that…

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The Loss of Prayer

Why does god answer some prayers and not others? Why would a good and loving god allow so much pain and suffering to happen to good people when he could intervene? Atheists often like to point to this as a way of challenging Christians, but it’s no good. I am sure there are Christians who…

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