|Message||I appreciate your honesty, but it seems from reading some of your articles that your "young" faith in Christ was based on a faulty assumption that Jesus and Christianity were supposed to make life great. You say your Christian faith "gave me a powerful feeling of purpose, made me happy, and I even got a lot of prayers answered through it," but when circumstances went bad for you, you began wondering why, and doubted / disengaged from your beliefs. Now you say you are into New Age / Eastern paths looking for bliss. Well, I'm afraid you totally misunderstand Jesus and the Scriptures and invite you to continue to be open minded and consider that you missed the entire point, for it is obvious you are misguided. For instance, you say, "How could a passionate devoted Christian on fire for the Lord who preached the Gospel to others be repaid with Schizophrenia and live with an inner indescribable hell for two years?" Look to Jesus. Was he "repaid" for perfection by getting mocked, tortured and crucified? No. Jesus endured the cross "for the joy set before Him." His entire focus was not on this life, but Heaven. If your life is focused on this life, you will die. You have a deeply flawed understanding of evil, sin, human nature and human suffering. You also have a very shallow understanding of Scripture, which I would suggest you continue to study more deeply. I pray that God would lift your eyes above trying to make life work here on this barren rock. God bless|
|Message||Brilliant thesis and research,|
|Message||As a Christian, I agree with much of your attacks on Christians who have abandoned the life of the mind. Neither you, me, or anyone should take things "by faith" that don't stand up to scrutiny. |
That being said, you do use a lot of language that requires much faith. I'm curious how you can say that "no one is perfect" and that all people are "fallible."
How do you arrive at any reliable standard of perfect/imperfect or good/evil? I don't want to put words in your mouth and misrepresent you. Any chance you could drop me an email?
|Message||Referring to your article on Law of Attraction and Reality Creation, you should understand the subject matter before attempting to debunk it; because you clearly don't.|
In your article “Debunking the Arguments of Christian Fundamentalists and Evangelists” you say you believe in God.
Would you agree that the term “God” can have a different meaning for different people – for example, for a Hindu it can be taken as a reference to Krishna, for a Muslim, to Allah and for a Christian, the God [aka Yahweh] of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob?
Would you please define the God you believe in?
Private Message added 2011-10-29
|Message||Great site. It’s about time we stopped allowing the pseudo-skeptics to pretend they are using scientific methods to analyze claims of the paranormal.|
|Message||What a fantastic site! I'm an ex-believer still angry with myself for believing such utter rubbish. Thankfully, I'm now free of all the ignorance and superstition that used to blight my life. Now I feel totally liberated and at peace with myself. Thank you so very much for the wonderful work you are doing and take heart in the knowledge that, bit by bit, we are defeating the followers of ignorance and superstition.|
Unfortunately, here in China where I teach English there are a growing number of Fundamentalist Christians spreading their particular brand of ignorance and superstition.
Also, one commentator said that Mormons are not Christians - WRONG! As an ex-Mormon and ex-Christian I ought to know!
|Message||I have just read your article "Debunking the Law of Attraction". My husband died just a few months ago and I am navigating the road of widowhood, being "helped" by a several friends who espouse these beliefs. I have never experienced such a lack of compassion. Your article makes me sigh in relief and remember that many things in life ARE random. There is, undoubtedly, a lesson in this for me, but it's not to find out why I my husband or I attracted this, it is to learn how to live with reality. People die. I will continue rebuilding my life without feeling to blame. Thank you!!!!!!|
|Message||Winston Wu's take down of so called pseudoskeptics is flawed. The fact that you don't answer the arguments that have shown his essay to be flawed shows that you really aren't interested in skeptical viewpoints at all.|
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