This may be stretching my idea of inclusivism to its limits but it seems to me that these atheists are finding God through their religious application of their atheism.
“There was so much about it that I loved, but its a shame because at the heart of it, it’s something I don’t believe in,” Jones said. “If you think about church, there’s very little that’s bad. It’s singing awesome songs, hearing interesting talks, thinking about improving yourself and helping other people — and doing that in a community with wonderful relationships. What part of that is not to like?”
via Atheist mega-churches take root across US, world.
For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.
John 3:17 NIV
(Note: I started this post back in July of last year. I got distracted and never finished it. Usually I let these posts die but I still have something I want to say here.)
Kayla Chadwick can’t talk to me because she sees me as uncaring and she’s through talking to people who don’t care about other people in society. She’s come to that conclusion because of my stance on the Federal Minimum Wage, she wants to raise it, I want to eliminate it, public education, she wants to fund it at a higher level, I’d like to see vouchers and more charter schools, and healthcare, she would like to see a federal single payer plan and I’d like to see healthcare taken over completely by the states.
Our disagreement is not merely political, but a fundamental divide on what it means to live in a society.
Source: I Don’t Know How To Explain To You That You Should Care About Other People | HuffPost
I do care. I just think that there are better ways to solve these problems than she is considering and I think she considers her solutions to be the only ones a caring person would provide. And because this article has been making its rounds among my friends I want to address the solutions I’d like to see implemented. For now I’d like to address the minimum wage. Continue reading