Why an atheist philosopher is one of our century’s greatest prophets

The following content is from Christianity Today.

When you stop and think about it, some of the most significant figures in the Bible are outsiders. People who weren’t part of the Israelite nation, people who weren’t supposed to carry authority – those of other or even ‘rival’ faiths…

From the Old Testament character of Ruth, to the Magi who visited Jesus and His parents, to the Good Samaritan, those who were on the outside have often had important lessons for the people of God.

This remains true into the present day. One of the most effective philosophers I have ever read is John Gray. His writing about God, human nature and the limits of atheism mean he’s in some ways a very astute theologian. His political predictions have seen him hailed as something of a 21st Century prophet. This may well be surprising, given he is also an atheist. Continue reading “Why an atheist philosopher is one of our century’s greatest prophets”

FRANZI: Atheists demanding an atheist society

The following content is from the Green Valley News.

By Emil Franzi   Jan 19, 2016

Atheists can be annoying. A big-mouthed zealous atheist is much worse than a Jehovah’s Witness or a Mormon on a mission.

I’ve had intelligent and respectful discussions with the latter two. Besides the observation that they often smell better, they tend to be more thoughtful and tolerant than many atheists.

I except from this general condemnation those disciples of Ayn Rand and conservative atheists such as George Will, who are consistent in both their belief in individual freedom and recognition of the actual principles of the republic. Unfortunately, they are in the minority of those believing in godlessness.

Author Dennis Prager, himself an Orthodox Jew and a man of faith, has observed the biggest difference between atheists and the rest of us, obviously including agnostics.

Doubt.

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The Catholic Church Scandal

‘Betrayal’ is a grim story but every Catholic should read it

I have just been reading a grim book: Betrayal (Profile Books, £8.99).

First published in 2002, it has now been reissued and updated to coincide with the release

Charles Scicluna, former Vatican chief prosecutor of clerical sexual abuse (AP Photo/Keystone, Martial Trezzini)
Charles Scicluna, former Vatican chief prosecutor of clerical sexual abuse (AP Photo/Keystone, Martial Trezzini)

of the film Spotlight. For those few remaining people who might not know what the film is about, the Spotlight team were a small group of investigative reporters on the Boston Globe newspaper, who first alerted America to the systemic sexual abuse of young people by a small group of priests in the Boston archdiocese. Continue reading “The Catholic Church Scandal”

Atheism and ‘In God We Trust’

I love this quote from the original Daily Beast article:

The pyramid is a throwback to ancient Egypt, but is in many ways a much tamer version of the seal that Franklin and Jefferson envisioned. Noted Egyptophiles, the version that they initially supported included an Egyptian pharaoh, seated on a chariot and passing through the parted waters of the Red Sea. The motto they preferred was “rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God.” Anyone familiar with the biblical story of the parting of the Red Sea can hear the thinly veiled threat. Pharaoh doesn’t stay atop that chariot for long. Franklin loved his version of the seal so much that he adopted it as his personal motto.

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Daily Beast Tells Atheists to Chill Over ‘In God We Trust’ on U.S. Cash

The essay by Notre Dame Prof. Candida Moss came in response to the recent federal lawsuit filed by Sacramento-based attorney Michael Newdow in which he demands that all references to God on U.S. currency be dropped. Continue reading “Atheism and ‘In God We Trust’”