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Anti-Humanistic Atheism, or, “Do you really see Christians that way?”

Anti-Humanistic Atheism, or, “Do you really see Christians that way?”

Could atheism be anti-humanistic? Yesterday ScottinOH wrote a comment asking, among other things, about the love of God. He wrote, Jesus’s short-term self-sacrifice (and God the Father’s short-term sacrifice of His Son) is only laudable in the sense that a mob boss or an abuser “sacrifices” something in order to convince himself not to blow up a business or hit his wife. The whole game is about God’s/Jesus’s self-interest. Now in answer to that, I could ask Scott, “Do you…

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Evidence for God: Humanism vs. Moral Knowledge (Moral Knowledge Part 2)

Evidence for God: Humanism vs. Moral Knowledge (Moral Knowledge Part 2)

Part of the extended series Evidence for the Faith I don’t know why anyone speaks of atheistic “humanism.” Atheism denies humanness. “‘Humanity is dead, and we are its murderers,’ says the Madman.” That’s a bold and controversial statement, I know, and I know that it’s up to me to explain why I would make it. It’s a conclusion that I draw from many streams of information, one of which has to do with moral knowledge. It seems to me that true…

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Grayling’s Hypocritical Humanism

Grayling’s Hypocritical Humanism

Book Review The God Argument: The Case Against Religion and For Humanism by A. C. Grayling There’s a short section in A. C. Grayling’s The God Argument where I was cheering him on. It was near the start of the book’s second part, after he had finished his argument against religion and was opening up his case for what unfortunately turns out to be Grayling’s hypocritical humanism. It wasn’t right at the beginning of Part Two, where he offered up…

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A. C. Grayling’s Falsehoods

A. C. Grayling’s Falsehoods

I wrote a first impression of A. C. Grayling’s The God Argument the other day. Now for a second impression of Grayling’s falsehoods. This one is horrific: Religious individuals and institutions . . . sometimes accuse their critics of militancy. The critics reply that when religion occupied a dominant position in society, it dealt with its critics much more harshly than today’s critics now deal with religion: for one familiar example, by torturing them and burning them at the stake….

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The God Argument: “Humanist” Distortions Ahead?

The God Argument: “Humanist” Distortions Ahead?

It only takes a moment, reading A .C. Grayling’s new book, The God Argument: The Case Against Religion and For Humanism, to discover that his “humanism” revolves around distortions. Whereas the consolations of religion are mainly personal, the burdens are social and political as well as personal. He goes quickly on from there to complaining about religions’ attempts to have influence in the public square. Its consolations apparently must be kept mainly personal. But this is either astonishingly ignorant or…

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What Christ Does For Us, Part 11: Life in Christ

What Christ Does For Us, Part 11: Life in Christ

We saw in earlier posts in this series that Jesus Christ lived to show us the way to live, died to rescue us from the trouble we have gotten into by not living right, and rose again to defeat death and to give new life. Christians believe in eternal life for those accept it from God, but just to say life never ends is not enough. Life in Christ begins the moment one receives it from Him. And this takes…

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