A different kind of Christianity

by Neil Rickert

I don’t often post on religion. But this is one of those times. I came across this video via a post at The Skeptical Zone.

The video is a bit long — 2 hours, though the last 30 minutes is commentary. It describes a church in Oklahoma, which is very different from typical evangelical churches. It sees Christianity as all about action — working to make the world a better place — instead of being all about belief.

This is much closer to what I understood to be Christianity from my own reading of the New Testament. And, in all honesty, if I had come across churches like this, I might never have deconverted from Christianity.

5 Comments to “A different kind of Christianity”

  1. Dear Neil,

    You case with Christianity is definitely not one of “Better Late Than Never”.

    Your gain (of becoming a born-again atheist and freethinker) is their loss (of one spiritual soldier).

    Yours sincerely,
    SoundEagle

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    • I have no regrets about having deconverted.

      In practice, as an educator, I have always been interested in working toward making the world a better place. But most churches are not at all like the one in the video. They are very authoritarian, instead of beingn supportive.

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      • Dear Neil,

        I concur with you. Given your backgrounds and expertise, I am certainly very keen and curious about what you will make of my post entitled “😱 We have Paleolithic Emotions; Medieval Institutions; and God-like Technology 🏰🚀“, which you can easily locate from the Home page of my blog.

        Yours sincerely,
        SoundEagle

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        • I am certainly very keen and curious about what you will make of my post entitled …

          I agree with the title, exept that “God-like” is a bit of an exaggeration. The full content is a bit outside of my knowledge, so I’d rather not comment further.

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  2. Dear Neil,

    Please pardon my typo: I meant “[Your] case with…”

    Yours sincerely,
    SoundEagle

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