Who Needs God
Who needs God? Perhaps nobody. Perhaps everybody. Perhaps we should talk about it.
Americans are migrating away from religion at an unprecedented rate; Christianity in particular. But not because atheism is more appealing. People are leaving because religion has lost its appeal. Once upon a time Americans believed religion offered solutions. Today, religion is viewed by many as the problem.
Do you have religious doubts? When your prayers go unanswered, do you wonder if God exists? Does science make God seem unnecessary? Before you abandon your faith, consider this: What if the god you’re walking away from never existed to begin with?
Jesus loves me, this I know. For the Bible tells me so. Should we really believe something just because the Bible tells us so?
If big-G God has lost his appeal because we’ve mixed him up with a gaggle of little-g gods who don’t exist, then how can we know what the true God is like?
We all want to rid the world of injustice. But we can only recognize injustice if we know what justice is to begin with. We don’t always agree about what is just. So, who gets to define justice?
The idea of autonomy is attractive. One of the biggest barriers to belief in God is that we don’t want to need anyone. But what if the idea of autonomy is really the illusion of autonomy?