There is an old saying, which fits the village atheist right down to the last shirt button: Figures don’t lie, but liars figure.
Calvin’s Institutes — Family Devotional Edition Lesson 3 Everyone knows God It is beyond dispute that there exists some sense of deity in the human mind by natural instinct. God himself has endued all men with some idea of his Godhead, and he constantly renews the memory of it to prevent any man from pretending ignorance; so […]
A live-streaming Facebook posting of four blacks torturing a special needs white man has gotten universal attention. The outcry of what happened was so visceral that liberals had to declare it a “hate crime,” a designation that heretofore mostly only applied to those from legislatively designated minority groups who had been assaulted in the commission […]
The “Foreword” to Joel McDurmon, The Return of the Village Atheist: *** The village atheist has a long tradition in American folklore. Beginning sometime after the publication of Charles Darwin’s Descent of Man in 1871, he—almost never she—begins to appear. The village atheist was marked by the following traits: A readiness to challenge the idea of […]
I long since stopped blogging on atheism, deeming it often a waste of time and occasionally counterproductive. Sometimes, however, the issue merits revisiting. After rereading some old classics, I find the following quotation worth sharing: When one gives up the Christian faith, one pulls the right to Christian morality out from under one’s feet. This […]