I had never heard of this book or its author until a friend bought it for me as a present. But it proved to be a really worthwhile read.
We all interpret events different ways, depending mainly on the beliefs we bring to the question.
So what are we to make of stories of large scale conversions of Muslims to Christianity, and a smaller number of stories going the other way – and visions associated with both?
I think about belief, and the reasons I believe, quite a lot. And I sometimes ponder, if I cut it down to just one reason, what would it be? What is it that I just can’t go past?
I don’t think I really can simplify it like that, but if I could, this would maybe be it.
I don’t think the existence of the universe can be explained any other way than that God made it. Here’s why this is my personal conclusion.
The resurrection is obviously a central part of christian belief – some say it is the amazing event that explains everything else, others that it is an impossible to believe event.
So is it something that makes christianity harder to believe, or easier?
This post combines two of my interests – the statistics of belief and people’s stories.
Are there many adult converts to christianity? Why do they convert? Were they really unbelievers beforehand?
I came across it yesterday, not for the first time, but maybe the 21st. Quoted as if it was significant and telling. You have almost certainly seen it too.
I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours.
The quote is attributed to Stephen Roberts1. It is cute and sounds clever, but does it actually say anything?