Tag: Religion

HUMILITY

Some valuable words, common not so long ago, have almost passed out of use completely in the Western world. As a boy I was taught that "humility" and "modesty" were important words to know and indispensable principles to live by. Deference and mutual submission were common social values and attributes, whether in the sacred or secular … Continue reading HUMILITY

EX-ING THE EXPERTS

I've had it with "experts", of all shapes and sizes...it's time to exorcise them from my view of the world entirely! For a large part of my life I've had an inbuilt distrust for "experts" in the secular world. You know-the ones who "must be right" because they went to X university and appeared on … Continue reading EX-ING THE EXPERTS

THE OPIATE OF THE MASSES

A regular charge made by people wanting us all to abandon our principles, our morals, our faith and our hope in God is that "religion is the opiate of the people", one of Marx's little nuggets of wisdom (irony intended). The charge is (and always was) aimed squarely at the Christian world. It's rarely aimed … Continue reading THE OPIATE OF THE MASSES

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SOCIALISM AND CHRISTIANITY

Is there a difference between socialism and Christianity? If so, what is it? Are socialists the real Christians while others are hypocritical fakes? Do socialism and Christianity go together? Many people who consider themselves to be socialists but who aren't caught up in its root philosophy may think that they are the real Christians. If … Continue reading THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SOCIALISM AND CHRISTIANITY

WHY ARE THERE SO MANY CHURCHES?

Why are there so many churches? This question is frequently more of an attack on the Christian faith than a genuine inquiry. The underlying assertion is that if Christianity were “true” and real, and if Christians weren't “all hypocrites”, there would only be one denomination, to which all Christians would belong in perfect love and harmony... Here … Continue reading WHY ARE THERE SO MANY CHURCHES?