When someone says they are taking a belief on faith, realize that their “faith” has to come from somewhere. If it doesn’t come from evidence, it is coming from a feeling, from some other human “authority” figure, or from peer pressure. I will freely admit that I don’t have all the answers. I may be a skeptic, but I’m willing to be convinced. I just need to see evidence before I’ll accept something as true. I refuse to assent to an assertion as being true just because someone else believes it.
Many Christians lean on apologists to validate their faith, which is a backward approach to developing a system of belief.
Because of a recent question about books that I recommend, I thought I’d publish a list of some of my favorite theology books. I consider most religious books to be “inspirational” (and I use that word very loosely) fluff or agenda-driven rationalizations of personal dogma. Books resonate differently with different people, so I'm hesitant to … Continue reading Books I Recommend