Stop beating yourself up: God loves you. Stop talking to yourself as if you’re a stupid failure. You are embraced by God into the very person of his dearly beloved Son.
(with thanks to eChurch blog)
So you’re there, at the Church Annual General Meeting, its ten minutes in and you’re already planning your exit strategy… What do you do to escape the meeting… What do you do… The list we came up with:
With thanks to @Gerrarrdus for joining in the game with some of the above suggestions… just a shame my reception died… Please feel free to tweet or comment any of your suggestions!
Inspired by Bible for atheists – like lager without the alcohol?, and Jane Chelliah’s comment that went along side it, here is our list of comparisions of what the Bible is like without God:
The Bible Without God is Like…
Is there any more we could use?
Loving this from Channel 4
“In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and avoid, and darkness was on the face of the deep.”
With those words begins the best-selling book in history, the Holy Bible. Sacred to millions – a basis for faith.
But what if God were removed from it altogether? The Good Book is one philosopher’s attempt to write a secular bible – laid out in the same way but drawing on thousands of years of non-religious writing from the likes of Homer, Aristotle, Baudelaire, and Darwin.
Even someone as well-connected as George Pitcher, the Archbishop of Canterbury’s secretary for public affairs, speaking in a personal capacity, said: “We welcome it. God, as I understand God, is big enough to take insults, ridicule, being ignored – anything of that nature. So we must push the limits of our faith.”
But he continued: “Taking God out of the Bible? It’s rather like alcohol-free lager. You ask yourself: what’s the point?”
Bit of a shame that AC Grayling misses the point a little.
Read the full article here.
Here’s this weeks round up:
Please tweet or email us any submissions for next weeks CNBOW!