Forget about WWJD (what would Jesus do?); WWYD (what would YOU do) … if you were Jesus? One of my Christian relatives just shared a post about an upcoming Christian themed video game, titled ‘I am Jesus Christ’. As someone who was formerly Christian, and likes video games, I couldn’t resist checking out the trailer. […]Read More Play the Jesus simulator.
There are many closeted atheists out there – I was one of them. For many, leaving their religion behind is a significant endeavor; and it is also difficult to tell your religious friends and family that you don’t believe in it all anymore. Why? For many religious people, their religion is a massive part of […]Read More How to come out to others about your beliefs.
I first started blogging back in April 2017. Back then, I was outwardly Christian, and I regularly attended church. The problem was, I no longer believed in the religion which I once embraced; I hadn’t believed in it for years. In fact, I decided I no longer wanted to be a part of it all […]Read More I am no longer Covert.
A while ago, I got a Facebook friend request from someone called Sarah. I didn’t know them, but I noticed that they used to go to one of my old churches. This was about seven years ago. Back then I was still Christian (outwardly at least). Against common sense, I accepted their request, and of […]Read More Befriending some inteeeresting Christians.
What is your reaction when someone offers to pray for you? Do you politely accept their offer? Do you refuse? Do you get offended? I ask this because recently I got put on the spot like this, from a couple of my Christian friends. The setting in question. Recently I caught up with an old […]Read More Can I pray for you?
So I was reading through some of my favourite blogs, when I came across this public evangelism video. In the video, a guy who goes by the name Phillip Blair, starts loudly preaching at commuters on a train in Sydney. Phillip tastefully starts his sermon with lines like “We care about saving the whales more […]Read More Introducing Jesus on the train.
Go here to read the earlier parts on my Historical Jesus series: Was Jesus a real person? Part One: The Gospels. Was Jesus a real person? Part Two: Looking Outside the Bible. Jack was a fisherman. Twice a week he would go to his favourite beach, with rod and dinghy, and catch fish to feed […]Read More Was Jesus a real person? My thoughts.
In my ‘Historical Jesus’ series, I am looking at the historical evidence for Jesus. Was Jesus a real person? If so, what was he really like? In my last post, I discussed the Biblical evidence offered for Jesus, as well as briefly covering the archaeological evidence for Jesus. If this interests you, read part one […]Read More Was Jesus a real person? Part Two.
As an atheist, it’s a given that I don’t believe Jesus died and rose again, let alone that he is the son of God. It would be easy to assume that Jesus was just some wise Hebrew teacher who got crucified because he went against the status quo, and that everything else was either made […]Read More Was Jesus a real person?
When life has flung a lot of crap your way, do you ever wonder why? Maybe it was bad karma, or simply bad luck, or if you’re Christian, maybe God has been making some bets with the devil again. Wait what? Enter the ridiculous Bible story of Job. In case you haven’t read it, let’s […]Read More God once made a deal with the devil.