February 28, 2012

Beware the Patronage of Unbelievers

Matthew Parris, The Spectator

This goes to print on Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. So allow me to pitch in to February’s religion-versus-secularism debate from a new direction. As an unbeliever I wish to complain on behalf of serious religious belief. Faith is being defended by the wrong people, in the wrong way.

‘Faith’ means faith. Doubt is not faith. Faith is not seeking but finding. Real Christians, Muslims, Sikhs, Hindus and Jewish believers are being patronised by kindly agnostics who privately believe that the convictions of those they patronise are delusions. A lazy mish-mash of covert agnosticism is being advanced in defence of religion as a social institution. But ‘whatever floats your boat’ is not the wellspring of Judaic belief. The God of the Gap is not the God of...

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Oprah Is Wrong About Atheism
Chris Stedman, CNN Belief
To some, Oprah Winfrey appears to have an almost godlike status. Her talents are well recognized, and her endorsement can turn almost any product into an overnight bestseller.This godlike perception is fitting, since in recent... more ››
October 15, 2013
10 Reasons for the Fall of Atheism
Stoyan Zaimov, Christian Post
A Christian apologist presented 10 reasons for the fall of atheism during the Southern Evangelical Seminary's 20th annual Christian Apologetics conference on Saturday, an argument which he is also set to deliver before the... more ››