Posts tagged "dialogue"

Evangelism is Violence: Why we need to change the way we talk to each other about beliefs.

Religions should not treat evangelism as persuasion because persuasion is violence. When you use rhetorical techniques to forcibly change a person’s point of view, you are forcing your will to usurp their own and this process often involves trickery. Think of how accustomed we’ve become to that trickery as acceptable. Watch a commercial or political... Read more »

Instead of giving something up for Lent, try starting something new.

If the purpose of the season is penance, I don’t see why it can’t just as beneficial to start something new rather than giving something up. Yes, it is true, I’m not a purist when it comes to ritual. I’m also not a fan of penance per se (a bit too transcendentalist for my taste... Read more »

I Skip Church and You Can Too

I Skip Church and You Can Too
I skip church and you can too. As I write this I am on an airplane several thousand feet in the air. The saying goes that there is no such thing as an atheist in foxholes. I suppose the same could be said of airplanes. Particularly any plane that is experiencing turbulence. Although this particular... Read more »