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Easter In last year’s Easter post I talked about the origin of that word, “Easter.”  It is a reference to the direction, east, where the morning sun rises as a metaphor for the resurrection to come.  In the early days of Christianity, new believers understood they were embracing the God of the Jews, and the […]

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Atheist Dogma

Trying, here, to say plainly why someone should not ever consider themselves neutral on the God question. Passive Choice People affirmatively embrace the ideology of Christianity as an overt choice. But when someone becomes an atheist, they typically are rejecting Christianity (or theism) rather than overtly embracing the competing ideology.  This way of thinking results in […]

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Religiosity and Religion

Doctrine “Religiosity” means the traditions that we tend to put in place of genuine relationship to God.  “Religion,” though, should not be as much a pejorative as it seems to be for many people today.  At heart it just means collective worship of God on shared ideas of who God is.  So it implies doctrines, […]

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Materialism Is Not Religious Neutrality

In “Nothing” is Not Religious Neutrality, we suggested two competing ideas, A and Z. A and Z are mutually exclusive, and together they comprise the only two possibilities concerning the subject matter. If we disbelieve A, we should believe Z, and vice versa. Non-belief Does Not Create Neutrality We discussed how muddled thinking might cause […]

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