It is so turned around these days.

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Faith and Charity

I thought that this was an interesting article.Faith Breeds Charity Not because I am a Christian and it is pro faith. But more because it was written by an atheist who is actually being intellectually honest with himself. It's not very long. It'll take you 5 minutes to read. I also thought it was bold of The Guardian, an unashamedly left publication, to publish such an article.


At 8:41 AM, Blogger Askinstoo said...

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At 12:13 PM, Blogger C. J. Summers said...

Welcome to blogdom, BJ. Hey, if you're getting spam comments, I highly recommend turning on word verification -- I did that on my site and have had no more spam. That way you can still leave your site open to anonymous commenters (if you want to do that).

Re "Faith and Charity" -- interesting article. I was especially intrigued by the last line: "The only possible conclusion is that faith comes with a packet of moral imperatives that, while they do not condition the attitude of all believers, influence enough of them to make them morally superior to atheists like me."

Christians, of course, are not at all morally superior to atheists or anyone else. And when we do good works, it's for God's glory -- "so that men may see our good works and glorify God who is in heaven." But Roy Hattersley (the author of the article), being an atheist, can't give God the glory because he doesn't acknowledge that there is a God, so he can only praise man. Thus he calls Christians "morally superior." High praise from an atheist! On the other hand, he still maintains that we're intellectually inferior, so I guess it's more like hollow praise.... :-)

Very thought-provoking article, though. I'll add you to my blogroll (list of links to other blogs).


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