“After all, once you’ve invested significant brainpower in memorizing irrelevant crap, you’re exhausted and like to hang around with other people who’ve shot their feet off, and chat and joke, and proudly call your language a Swiss army chainsaw.”—
Many apologists… imply that the Christian faith can be logically concluded after examining evidence. These attempts are not only horribly misinformed, but effectively rewrite Christian doctrine. Whereas you once had to accept–on faith–that Jesus was the savior—now it is logically obvious, and only if Satan has blinded your eyes do you not see it.
This, to me, is an institutionalized attempt to prey upon people who are both scientifically and doctrinally illiterate.
“There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.”—John Rogers (via axinomancy) (via danhurray) (via paulewogblog)