Christianity and faith related issues

Will Christianity Perish in Its Birthplace?

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?

Christianity and faith related issues

The role of faith

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

Christianity and faith related issues

Implications of a decline in Christian values

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