Are there any atheists?

Have you heard about the dyslexic agnostic insomniac? He stayed up all night wondering if there was a dog?

I love that joke.

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But seriously, if you listen to the “new atheists” they want you to believe that atheism is on the march and their ranks are swelling!

While it’s true, at least with respect to America, there are more Atheists now, their numbers are not a large part of the whole. Here are 5 facts about Atheists from the Pew Research Center…

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Etiquette isn’t dead

Etiquette is a lost art… most people live like animals (I’m kidding… okay, halfway)

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It doesn’t take much to separate us from the lower primates. With just a little effort, you show other people you’re at least trying to acknowledge you are not the only person on the planet and you care.

There are so many things I could say on a post like this, but I won’t… mostly because I don’t want to offend you (see, isn’t that nice?).

I’ve been thinking about this with our first son due in November. When Lincoln is here, I want to show him what it means to be a man, that’s a big task. There is so much that goes into the Apostle Paul’s admonition:

Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.

1Cor 16:13

Here are just 10 rules of etiquette that I want to implant in Lincoln’s little brainstem.

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How Perfect Is The Universe?

Dr. Hugh Ross as Reasons To Believe, who’s ministry I am very thankful for, has some very good theories regarding the Bible and Science.

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Have you ever thought about why the universe is the size that it is? His book “Why the Universe Is the Way It Is” tackles this subject.

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Why am I a Christian?

I was thinking about an argument I heard Richard Dawkins make once. He basically indicated that the person he was talking to was a Christian, in large part, because they were born in America.

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The more I think about this, more more insulting it is.

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Belief and Obedience

Dietrich Bonhoeffer wrote his best known book Nachfolge “Discipleship” to try and explain what it means to really follow Jesus.

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He was struggling with how his fellow “Christians” in Germany could support the government under the madman Adolf Hitler. He eventually came to the position that he must oppose the Nazi’s as a part of the resistance, for which he was ultimately executed.

In his book, the English title is usually “The Cost of Discipleship,” he makes the monumental statement:

Only the believing obey, only the obedient believe

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