BOOK: Why I am an Atheist Who Believes in God
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13-11-2015, 11:37 AM
BOOK: Why I am an Atheist Who Believes in God
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I grew up with the books and teaching of this dude’s dad, Francis Shaeffer…a man who has probably done more than any other to create the reckless religious right we have in America today. A Christian so radical that he called for the overthrow of the US in the 1970s. Now his son calls himself an Atheist Who Believes in God. He sounds to me like he believes in a Schrodinger’s Deity.

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Quote:Caught between the beauty of his grandchildren and grief over a friend's death, Frank Schaeffer finds himself simultaneously believing and not believing in God - an atheist who prays. Schaeffer wrestles with faith and disbelief, sharing his innermost thoughts with lyricism that only great writers of literary nonfiction achieve. Schaeffer writes as an imperfect son, husband and grandfather whose love for his family, art and life trumps the ugly theologies of an angry God and the atheist vision of a cold, meaningless universe. Schaeffer writes that only when we abandon our hunt for certainty do we become free to create beauty, give love and find peace.



I might have to give this a try.

Someday.

Maybe.

Probably not.

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13-11-2015, 11:51 AM
RE: BOOK: Why I am an Atheist Who Believes in God
An atheist that believes in god sounds self contradictory. That would make him a Agnostic Theist. But a title like A man that's not sure if god exists but will act like he dose doesn't sell books. However it dose seem intriguing. I'll probably never read it. But if anyone dose, let me know your thoughts on it.

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13-11-2015, 11:59 AM
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Or he is trying to cash in on the idea that atheists really do believe in god. I wonder how long it will be before this book gets suggested to me.

"If we are honest—and scientists have to be—we must admit that religion is a jumble of false assertions, with no basis in reality.
The very idea of God is a product of the human imagination."
- Paul Dirac
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13-11-2015, 12:00 PM
RE: BOOK: Why I am an Atheist Who Believes in God
The contradiction in the title puts me off. Not really too interested. He probably means agnostic theist, or agnostic deist.

After-all you can't be "The purple dragon that isn't purple."

I prefer fantasy, but I have to live in reality.
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13-11-2015, 12:01 PM
BOOK: Why I am an Atheist Who Believes in God
Could have been titled Pascal's Wager : How to Drop Rationality.
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13-11-2015, 12:17 PM
RE: BOOK: Why I am an Atheist Who Believes in God
(13-11-2015 11:37 AM)Erxomai Wrote:  an Atheist Who Believes in God.
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Isn't that ... you know who?

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13-11-2015, 12:19 PM
RE: BOOK: Why I am an Atheist Who Believes in God
(13-11-2015 12:17 PM)DLJ Wrote:  
(13-11-2015 11:37 AM)Erxomai Wrote:  an Atheist Who Believes in God.
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Isn't that ... you know who?

I would say I'd read that book, but I'm afraid my attention span isn't as long as it used to be.

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13-11-2015, 12:19 PM
RE: BOOK: Why I am an Atheist Who Believes in God
New game, oxymoronic titles:

Why I am a feminist who believes women are inferior.

Why I am a pacifist who believe in war.

Y I a genuis wo spel gud

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13-11-2015, 12:21 PM
RE: BOOK: Why I am an Atheist Who Believes in God
Why I am a rock who doesn't believe in geologists.

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13-11-2015, 12:21 PM
RE: BOOK: Why I am an Atheist Who Believes in God
(13-11-2015 12:21 PM)Erxomai Wrote:  Why I am a rock who doesn't believe in geologists.

Why I am a preacher who doesn't preach

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