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Prayer Doesn’t Work (The Way We Want It To)

Steven McCurdy

It was 2005 when my life was irrevocably changed by an encounter with what I understood to be God. I spent countless hours reading the Bible as well as other books about the Bible and Christianity because of that experience.

You don’t have a right to believe whatever you want to

Daniel Denicola

Do we have the right to believe whatever we want to believe? This supposed right is often claimed as the last resort of the wilfully ignorant, the person who is cornered by evidence and mounting opinion: ‘I believe climate change is a hoax whatever anyone else says, and I have a right to believe it!

Elohim or Yahweh? Will the Real God of Israel Please Stand Up?

Steven McCurdy

I love the book of Genesis. Since my conversion to Christianity I have appreciated aspects of the image of God portrayed there. The Christian creation stories display the magnificence of a god that I enthusiastically claimed; It’s quite the feeling to recognize that god as “my God”, as if you are now on the winning team.

'I believe because it is absurd': Christianity's first meme

Peter Harrison

Religious belief is often thought to evince a precarious kind of commitment, in which the degree of conviction is inversely proportional to correspondence with the facts. Exhibit A for this common characterisation of religious belief is the maxim of the third-century Christian writer Tertullian, who is credited with the saying ‘I believe because it is absurd.