Tag Archive: death

christianity: a security blank with thorns

When my 3-year-old asked some probing¬†questions about death recently, it occurred to me that if I was a Christian, the answers could tumble more freely¬†from my mouth. “Grandpa’s gone to live in heaven… Continue reading

poll: is theism or atheism natural?

I don’t want everyone jumping to instant conclusions on this one: 99% of atheists will predictably tell me that atheism is natural because no child is born following a religion but that every… Continue reading

the absolute morality judgement board

People recognize that *if* there is a right and wrong they want to live rightly. If there is a God who judges us then they want to know they acted rationally in light… Continue reading

fear of death and misbehaving

Lurking around Christian posts can give a real insight into their preoccupations. Two things that stand out as particularly problematic for them are the looming thunderhead of death, and an intense fear that… Continue reading

there must be more to life than this

When I’m a little bored of lurking round random spots, one of my favourite places to revisit is any old post by John Zande. If you don’t have the Superstitious Naked Ape on… Continue reading

cutting losses

It’s immensely difficult to balance valuing life with a pragmatic approach to death. I suspect that most people’s perspective on this shifts dramatically throughout their lives, influenced by age, circumstance and experiences with… Continue reading