So let me just start by acknowledging the elephant in the room:
In our culture, good people are often hurt by christianity. And I totally get it. I can imagine countless scenarios in which it is rational and even possibly good to be jaded and bitter about things done under the ‘christian’ label.
And often, people look at christianity and say “well, if it makes you happy and helps you be a better person, I suppose there’s no harm in it, but I don’t think there’s any evidence for it.” And I get that too. I can’t tell you how many hokey websites I’ve found that answer questions with a “you just have to believe by faith“. What the hell kind of fluffy bullshit is that? Where are the facts? Where is the critical thinking?
But like… I’m just so freaking sick of watching bigots use the name of God to abuse other people.
I’m so sick of blind faith subbing in for a logical and methodical approach.
And I firmly believe that God, that Christianity, is worth believing. But it’s so much more complex, so much deeper than it’s often explained. Evidence is everywhere. There is room for critical thought. The Gospel commands love and humility in response.
Christians and churches don’t emphasize the facts, logic, and compassion of christianity enough. This results in a shitty, shallow faith, and who would want that?
I think it’s important to ask questions about your worldview.
This all started because I had a question about christianity that took over my mind. I had to find the answer on my own. The answer, at least in part, was out there. But I don’t want anyone to ever have to go through that alone.
I can’t claim to know everything, but I do know the important stuff. I’ve got resources to find answers, or hints of answers, or at least our best guess at an answer to the big questions that keep people up at night.