An Open Letter To Those Who Doubt or Deny God

This is a well-written and at some points moving examination of atheism, agnosticism, and doubt within Christianity. I have some points at which I disagree: I do not think the chair analogy is an entirely accurate portrayal of the “leap of faith.” I think it is much easier to accept that a chair will more than likely exist, because it is a simple, well-understood object, that we interact with and experience every day. You might say, God is here with us every day. Well, I haven’t met him and any miracles I have experienced conform to natural law, no supernatural explanation needed.


To those who have been faithfully reading my blog thank you very much. Take a day off, this one isn’t for you. Today I am writing to the doubting Christian, the agnostic, and the militant atheist. Today, this one is for you.

The Doubting Christian – If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things. – Rene’ Descartes
Doubt isn’t the opposite of faith, it is an element of faith. – Paul Tillich

The Agnostic – Question with boldness even the existence of God; because, if there be one, He must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blind-folded fear. – Thomas Jefferson

The Militant Atheist – Man is manifestly not the measure of all things. This universe is shot through with mystery. The very fact of its…

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2 thoughts on “An Open Letter To Those Who Doubt or Deny God

    • It is a hard balance, between speaking out on injustice and stupidity, and wanting to “catch more bees with honey.” I try to err on the side of humility when I can, so I can avoid the foot-in-mouth situation. Atheists and agnostics, and everything in between need to come out of the closet, but there is such a stigma. I deal with it even in my own family.


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