Thursday April 24, 2014
Christian evangelists don't just tell people off-the-cuff stories to convert others to Christianity. Evangelism is a carefully honed skill that is developed through extensive practice and effort. Indeed, much of that effort is invested in not sounding like one is telling a prepared tale that has been deliberately crafted to elicit the best possible reaction. In other circumstances one might call such behavior lying, but for evangelists it's what's expected.
Wednesday April 23, 2014
It's difficult to describe a single set of goals for liberation atheology because atheists are so individualistic in their own goals. For some the goals will be relatively moderate while others will seek to push them to what appears to be their logical conclusion. At best, this might allow us to describe a continuum of goals: a bare minimum to start with and without which liberation atheology makes no sense then further goals which some may not regard as necessary, but which others see as the logical consequence of the principle that human liberation requires first liberation from religious and theological systems.
Read Article: Goals of Liberation Atheology: What Should Liberation Atheology Strive For?
Tuesday April 22, 2014
What is the definition of atheism? How do atheists define atheism? How do dictionaries define atheism? A common theme throughout the definitions here is the primary use of 'disbelieve' when defining atheism. Some dictionaries drop this, but most comprehensive dictionaries do not.
Read Article: How Modern Dictionaries Define Atheism
Monday April 21, 2014
Both theology and the philosophy of religion have played important roles in Western culture, but not everyone understands the important differences between them. The motives behind theology and the philosophy of religion are very different, but the questions they ask and the topics they address are often the same.
Read Article: Theology, Apologetics, and Religious Philosophy