Category Archives: Feelings

"When one gives up Christian belief one thereby deprives oneself of the right to Christian morality. For the latter is not self-evident… Christianity is a system.”
-Friedrich Nietzsche (Atheist Nihilist)

The Splinching of Stephen Fry

Nietzsche had more guts in acknowledging the consequences of his worldview that 99.5% of atheists today!

“When one gives up Christian belief one thereby deprives oneself of the right to Christian morality. For the latter is not self-evident… Christianity is a system.”
-Friedrich Nietzsche (Atheist Nihilist)

Recently a video clip of an interview with atheist comedian, writer, and activist Stephen Fry has been making the rounds on Facebook and, I assume, other social media. On Facebook alone on just one of the pages that shared it, the video has (as of now) 9.5 million views 173,374 shares, has 16 thousand comments, and 75 thousand “likes” in the 8 days since August 19th. Clearly, the interview struck a chord with many people. Why?

In the video, which is a clip from the show “The Meaning of Life” with Gay Byrne on Irish TV, Fry is posed the question of how he would react if he comes face to face with God when he dies. One might naturally expect the answer to such a question to be “Oops.” Or perhaps one might echo Bertrand Russell’s famous “Not enough evidence, God. Not enough evidence!”, which is how Richard Dawkins responded when asked that same question.

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iPod dead Battery

Siggy Batteries

My iPod is getting old. It is from the first generation of video iPod’s that came out, with 30 GB of storage. When I first got my iPod I could listen for hours and hours on end, but now, in its aged and decrepit state, I can only listen for a few minutes before the battery gives out. It doesn’t matter how long I let it charge, I can’t even get one song to play all the way through. I pretty much just leave it plugged into the car charger and only use it in my car now. Continue reading

The tell (city mound) at Samaria

God of Hills and Valleys

The tell (city mound) at SamariaHave you ever noticed that some things are easier to trust God with than others? It’s natural that we each have our own strong and weak points in our faith. What is a point of natural trust for some people is a point of natural doubt for others. As an example, some people more naturally trust God with their relationships than with their finances. Others are the exact opposite. Continue reading

Heart in hands

Love: More Than A Feeling?

Love. Everyone wants it, and everyone hates to lose it once they have it. Love is the primary virtue praised by our culture today, mentioned ubiquitously in movies, songs, books, and magazines. Is there anyone who seriously doubts the importance of love? But for all of the attention and “love” that love receives, how many people really understand what love is? Continue reading

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The Talking Beasts

“Creatures, I give you yourselves,” said the strong, happy voice of Aslan. “I give to you forever this land of Narnia. I give you the woods, the fruits, the rivers. I give you the stars and I give you myself. The Dumb Beasts whom I have not chosen are yours also. Treat them gently and cherish them but do not go back to their ways lest you cease to be Talking Beasts. For out of them you were taken and into them you can return. Do not so.Continue reading