Faith Does Breed Charity...

We atheists have to accept that most believers are better human beings...


That caught my eye - for more, check out...

http://www.guardian.co.uk/Roy Hattersly Article

5 launchings into the blogosphere....:

DenDen said...

...interesting article in light of a recent apology by one of our brave senators a few weeks ago. it appears that he "inadvertantly" used the phrase "there are no atheists in foxholes" during a speech about Katrina, and was attacked for being inseeeennnsitive by atheists. Well, as this article points out, there may be atheists in foxholes, but they certainly are hard to find when it comes to showing up for charity work.

georgia said...

Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world (James 1:27).

Whatever you did for one of my brothers and sisters, no matter how unimportant they seemed, you did for Me. (Matthew 25:40)

SeƱor H said...

I wonder what kind of "contradictions" she is talking about. Has anybody ever heard any good arguments besides old covenant vs. new?

georgia said...

Possibly referring to contradictions in parallel accounts. For example, was there one Gadarene demoniac or two? Was Bartholemew or Nathaniel the correct name for the apostle? Length of king's reigns in accounts in Kings and Chronicles. All of these have explanations for differing accounts and also for the concept of inspiration/inerrancy but they are not widely taught and so many use them as ammunition against the accuracy and inspiration of the Bible.

digapigmy said...

or the dual creation and/or flood accounts . . .

or the fact that the canaanites are descendants of cain, even though they were all killed in the flood. (kind of kidding with that one. kidding because it's dumb. kind of because my western traditions professor actually used that one.)