This is the first blog post in the series about Christian Atheism. Links to the following posts are below:
- Why is an atheist getting confirmed?
- Our obsession with belief
- Why would atheists want to be part of the church?
- (Planned) What does religious language mean to Christian Atheists?
‘But to ask, ‘Do you believe in God?’ is rather like asking, ‘How long is a piece of string?’ Show me the piece of string and I will tell you how long it is. Tell me what sort of God you have in mind and I will tell you whether I believe in him (or her? Or it?)’ –Anthony Freeman, God in Us: A case for Christian Humanism
As a few of you might know, I’m being confirmed this September at St Pauls Bow Common, a liberal anglo-catholic church in East London. More of you probably know that I’m an atheist. I’m not writing this post to argue about the existence of god – though I’m happy to discuss that separately. I’m writing to explain what I mean when I say I’m an atheist but that I’m also a Christian, because I realise that to most people those will be contradictory things.Continue reading “Why is an atheist getting confirmed?”