I have always maintained that reasoning can be clouded by belief. Here is a piece on that subject.
Here’s one among thousands of resources available to refute your premise.
Our hope is in God’s love, which does not invariably lead to what we want --it far exceeds it. This is not a “vending machine” relationship.
Glad to see such a site. Much more thoughtful and reasonable than most Evangelistic Christian websites.
Let me know if you’d like to see more; there are a large number of good ones, but Wallace’s approach attempts to fly strategically low so that those with no scholarly bent can still get the fruit of skeptical inquiry.
No, I have enough to do just keeping up with the less reasonable and less scientific Christian sites. Ah the work of a secular humanist atheist is never done.
Ditto for… how would you categorize me? : )
A empathetic human being with warm eyes but with a face like a fictional lion?
The , the atheist, and the forum. Sounds like a heartwarming children’s novel.
The lion is meant to be a reminder of Aslan, from C.S. Lewis’ series of childrens’ books called, collectively, “The Chronicles of Narnia.” As from the fantasy genre, they have helped to keep generations of children’s imaginations alive in uncertain times. Aslan is a good lion, but NOT a tame one. I’ll bet you’d enjoy them, @Patrick , if you’ve not encountered them before. I ain’t lyin!
I remember reading the Chronicles of Narnia to my children when they were very young. It is a nice reminder.
My comment about the picture was regarding anonymity. It takes a lot of courage to put yourself and your views out there including real pictures, real names, locations and background. This is especially hard for atheist as in over 40 countries atheism is a capitol offense. So while I understand anonymity for atheists, I see it as somewhat unnecessary for Christians in this country. How about a nice picture of yourself?
Veritas Forums the Week Dad Died (January 2018)
In general, I do agree that with you about anonymity usually being unnecessary. However, many Christians cannot be open about their beliefs on evolution in their contexts either. There are reasons to allow anonymity.
I was right, he does look like an empathetic human being with warm eyes and the face of Alsan. Thanks for the real picture and the comparison with Aslan. It now makes Guy even more humanistic to me.
What a beautiful description. It was a great gift to have @Guy_Coe with my family the week my father died. He was really good to us.
If my picture could be made to look as cool as either of yours, I might try it! Instead, I’ve got an avatar that can lead people to remember Aslan. Believe it or not, it comes from a bedspread that I’ve had since the fifth grade, that even still now covers my bed. Nerdiness is still very much alive! Looking forward to meeting you, @Patrick . Honestly not an attempt at anonymity, but at humor, as much as anything.
My camel Potiphar is far less sympathetic-looking than your lion, but I can’t be blamed for that as I’ve been lumbered with him for 37 years and he writes all my stuff. We’ve learned to rub along well enough.
Movie you and Potiphar MUST see together, for the sheer sadness that erupts into joy:
The Story of the Weeping Camel https://g.co/kgs/oiKFnh
Plays well on both sides of the pond!
I’ll ask him, but I’m afraid he’s a bit prejudiced against Bactrians, being a Dromedary himself. It’s a gnerational thing, I suppose.
Discriminatory feelings of varietal superiority among camels?? Please say it ain’t so! I thought being enlightened “British” would refine it right outta him. Maybe if you retitled the blog the “Humps of the Camels”?
My condolences… ; )
But there really is a striking resemblance with Aslan.
Perhaps it’s the red nose from years of reckless drinking (not)? Or the oversized ears? Regardless, your picture is way cooler than my mug shots… must be the sunglasses.