Category Archives: Apologetics

Good News Clubs and their critics: Introduction

If you ask me who, in my adult life, was my biggest role model, I will struggle to boil it down to one person. But I can boil it down to two in a heartbeat: Tania and Werner Schultz. You … Continue reading

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Why I am a Christian

Sorting through old computer files, I came upon this answer tthe question: “Why are you a Christian?” By the date of the file, I wrote it in 2006. It’s a hard question not because there are too few reasons, but … Continue reading

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Religious trama syndrome? What?

A new idea is doing the rounds among atheists: They claim there is something called “religious trauma syndrome.” (From here on, I will call it RTS for short.) Well, that proves “religion” is bad, does it not? But it is … Continue reading

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Where is God when bad things happen? How could God allow it?

It is a very old question: Where is God when bad things happen? How could God allow it? The topic even has a big name – theodicity. Now, I have read a lot of head answers to the theodicity question. … Continue reading

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God the abusive boyfriend?

One new(ish) claim among Internet atheists is that the Christian God is an abusive partner. The usual argument (at its strongest) goes about like this: God accuses the believer of sin and “forgives” and then accuses of sin again. God … Continue reading

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Can atheists call God a murderer?

Can you spot the difference?: a) Gerald has houses which he borrows to Joe Jones, Sally Smith and Martin McDonald. He moves them from those houses to other houses, also provided by him. b) Joe Jones, Sally Smith and Martin … Continue reading

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Why I don’t try to be good without Jesus

In a recent internet discussion, someone was blasting “Christianity” and wishing for Christians to deconvert. She mentioned, in her rant, a lot of ugly things “Christianity” does in her view. I answered that I dislike those things too. But Christianity is … Continue reading

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