Tag: Christendom

Must we choose between belief-less Christianity and fundamentalism?

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John Shuck is a Presbyterian pastor in good standing who doesn’t believe a single thing you learned in Sunday school.  In a recent Patheos post, Reverend Shuck issued a list of six affirmations designed to boil the blood of every right-thinking American:

  • Religion is a human construct
  • The symbols of faith are products of human cultural evolution
  • Jesus may have been an historical figure, but most of what we know about him is in the form of legend
  • God is a symbol of myth-making and not credible as a supernatural being or force
  • The Bible is a human product as opposed to special revelation from a divine being
  • Human consciousness is the result of natural selection, so there’s no afterlife

You may be wondering why, having jettisoned God, Jesus, the Bible and heaven, Rev. Shuck still wants to play church.  What’s the point? (more…)