Tag Archives: Wisdom

MORALITY WITHOUT MORALISM

The most frequent complaint that I hear from people who have left their churches is about the hypocrisy they found in them. A less frequent complaint is that the church’s moral teaching is handed down in the form of unchangeable … Continue reading

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CAN TRUE RELIGION EVER BE BASED ON FEAR?

Very young children believe that rules for living originate from an unseen order of things, and that they hover over us threateningly, with no let-up. Violators of them can expect severe punishments which bear little discernable relationship to the nature … Continue reading

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WHAT SHOULD YOU DO WHEN YOU CAN’T BELIEVE WHAT YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO BELIEVE?

A lot of readers have asked me this question lately. They’ve also shared with me two answers to it that they have found especially unhelpful. One answer goes like this: pray harder for the wisdom to understand the belief in … Continue reading

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MORALITY WITHOUT MORALISM

The most frequent complaint that I hear from people who have left their churches is about the hypocrisy they found in them. A less frequent complaint is that the church’s moral teaching is handed down in the form of unchangeable … Continue reading

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CAN TRUE RELIGION EVER BE BASED ON FEAR?

Very young children believe that rules for living originate from an unseen order of things, and that they hover over us threateningly, with no let-up. Violators of them can expect severe punishments which bear little discernable relationship to the nature … Continue reading

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A PRAYER FOR SERENITY, COURAGE, AND WISDOM

Next to the Lord’s Prayer, the most frequently uttered prayer in the English language may be this one: God, give us grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed, courage to change the things that should be … Continue reading

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