_A Shot of Faith To The Head_: Bad Title, Great Book: Part 3: “Evil and Suffering Show There’s No God”
“Many of the atheists’ grievances are moral ones, founded upon an acute sense of ethical superiority,” says Stokes. Sometimes it’s not about science at all, or at least not primarily. Sometimes it’s about the heart. Atheists have decided that the world is not to their liking, and that it is either God’s fault, or he’s not real to begin with.
Christians may hear from time to time the admonishment to “abstain from all appearances of evil“.
What you hear is a quotation of a passage from Paul’s first letter to Thessalonica (1 Thess. 5:22). Only, we usually hear a misquote of sorts, or rather a misuse of a quote.
“Abstain from all appearances of evil” is the most commonly used quotation of the passage, from the King James Bible. Many people shoot off this quote as if it were some sort of proof to Christians that they should not do something because it “looks bad” to others. Continue reading →
“The Love of Money is the root of all sorts of evil”
You’ve heard several versions of this phrase before. Yet only one of them is technically a correct wording of the warning given in the Bible. The difference may seem trivial, and indeed it is trivial compared to the understanding of the warning, but the subtleties do make a difference. Continue reading →