If there is no God, this is all you are.

Written by Mark Farnham

On July 19, 2022

“For what are we, my brother? We are a phantom flare of grieved desire, the ghostling and phosphoric flicker of immortal time, a brevity of days haunted by the eternity of the earth. We are an unspeakable utterance, an insatiable hunger, an unquenchable thirst; a lust that bursts our sinews, explodes our brains, sickens and rots our guts, and rips our hearts asunder. We are a twist of passion, a moment’s flame of love and ecstasy, a sinew of bright blood and agony, a lost cry, a music of pain and joy, a haunting of brief, sharp hours, an almost captured beauty, a demon’s whisper of unbodied memory. We are the dupes of time.” -Thomas Wolfe, Of Time and the River

Contrast what the Bible says about those who have cast themselves upon Jesus:

“But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God,” (John 1:12–13)

Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is. (1 John 3:2)

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  1. Gary M.

    Jesus was a good, honorable, moral man. The god of the Old Testament, on the other hand, was a narcissistic, barbaric, mass-murderer. How can Trinitarian Christians believe that Jesus is the god of the Old Testament? It is incomprehensible to me. Let us ALL emulate the compassion, selfless giving, and humanism of Jesus, but abandon the worship of the highly immoral Trinitarian god.

    I suggest a better worldview: Deism. The true creator instilled in every human being core moral standards. These moral standards cry out against the injustice of slaughtering children and other innocents and against the crime of genocide. The god of the Old Testament is guilty of both of these horrendous crimes! Trinitarian Christianity is immoral, my friends. Abandon it.

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