Jesus said, "I
have come that you may have life, and have it
abundantly." Yet Christian teachings have often confused
and disturbed believers and led to violence, abuse, and
suffering. They have ridiculed and rebuffed modern
critical thinking and required believers to choose
between faith and free inquiry.
- How are we to think of "God" -- as
a jealous, judgmental tyrant; as a cosmic benevolence
from which we have nothing to fear; as an imaginative symbol that responds to the human need for a rational, orderly, and purposeful universe; or . . . ?
- How are we to think of human beings -- as by nature corrupt sinners, as innocents perverted by society, as limited evolutionary "works-in-progress", or . . . ?
- How are we to think of Jesus' death on a cross -- as a penalty for human sin, as a sign of the generosity of "God's" love, as an instance of imperial oppression thwarted by Easter, or . . . ?
This web site is
a resource for anyone who wants to get clear about the
potential problems posed by Christian teachings and find
remedies for them. It contains links to sites that raise
questions and offer answers, and I present some of my own.
My goal is that visitors to this site will find
help in constructing a healthy faith that conveys and
expresses life in all its fullness.