So, what motivated these posts on Why I am Not an Atheist?
Well, in part, because I am a Christian. I am a Christian, not in spite of my mind, but because of it. I am a Christian because I believe Christianity to be reasonable. I certainly live by faith, but my faith is always a faith that seeks understanding.
I believe Christianity makes sense … the most sense;
and provides meaning … the deepest meaning;
and gives purpose … the greatest purpose there is.
There is a God. This God is a Creator God and a Loving God. Humanity is the creation of that God and is designed for LOVE. Something has gone drastically wrong. Jesus is God with us to address the breaking bad world, and to repair and heal it.
RELIGION is the general term for any belief in the spiritual, the supernatural, and a transcendent Being of some sort.
POLYTHEISM is the belief in many gods. It may be the old Greek and Roman pantheons. It may be the animistic religions of tribal peoples through history—gods were everywhere and nature itself seemed to be divine.
PANTHEISM (and Panentheism) is the Eastern religious view of God. In …