Pat Buchanan, April 13, 2017: “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? (My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?)” Those are among Jesus’ last words on the Cross that first Good Friday. It was a cry of agony, but not despair. The dying Christ, to rise again in three days, was repeating the first words of… Continue reading Will Christianity Perish in Its Birthplace?
Yesterday, I attended a funeral service, that placed a heavy emphasis on traditionally catholic principles. While not militantly atheist, or especially religious, and as somewhat of an outsider to catholic doctrine, I was particularly taken aback by comforting aspects that faith brought to the occasion. Yes, there were tears, there were expression of loss and… Continue reading The role of faith
I am a young person, and my religious connections developed as such. Most young people in Australia are at least agnostic/atheist, or not truly engaged with the fundamentals of their faith, which probably reflected my own religious views. I consider myself to be agnostic, and from what I perceive to be from a rationally informed… Continue reading Implications of a decline in Christian values