web analytics

Tag: creeds

A Well Informed Zoroastrian Could Explain Mere Christianity

In my last post I made a reference to Dorothy Sayer’s assertion that a ‘well informed Zoroastrian’ could- or at least in principle, should- be able to explain what Christianity is all about.  This was in context of my pursuit for a book that lays out in simple terms just what the historic orthodox Christian faith is.  That pursuit exists because it is not uncommon to run across nonChristians who have rejected Christianity who seemingly have precious little understanding of just what it is they are rejecting.  Frankly, you run across Christians who don’t understand what they’re accepting.  Well anyway, … continue reading...

Dispelling the Myth that Christians Are Hopelessly Divided on Core Beliefs

One of the main lines of attacks that skeptics have employed is along the lines of language. For example, ‘Intelligent Design’ should be a redundancy, but today evolutionists talk all the time about organisms being ‘designed’ but insist that design was done by natural processes. This gives them the advantage of being able to admit that the evidence of design is undeniable while simultaneously denying the obvious implication. They call this Science. This is but one example of how atheists equivocate on the meanings of words. Few words have been bastardized like the term ‘Christian.’

Cults like the Mormons and … continue reading...

Defining ‘Christian’ Propositionally

Under discussion here:  http://www.sntjohnny.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=2223

Two quotes to start this off with.  First, from atheist Bertrand Russell, answering a question in an essay by the same title, “Why I am not a Christian”:  “I think that you must have a certain amount of definite belief before you have a right to call yourself a Christian.  The word does not have quite such a full-blooded meaning now as it had in the times of St. Augustine and St. Thomas Aquinas.  In those days, if a man said that he was a Christian it was known what he meant.  You accepted a whole … continue reading...