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Father Knows Best: “Only the suffering God can help”

Dietrich Bonhoeffer said, “Only the suffering God can help.” OK, let’s try this idea on for size. Let’s say a friend of mine gets cut by a kitchen knife. It’s not, therefore, a good idea for me to help him stop the bleeding. No. The best way for me to help would be for me to cut myself, too, so the two of us can bleed all over the place.

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Ask an Atheist: Is atheism a faith?

From a nonbeliever's perspective, it is the absence of strong "proof" of a particular religion's truth that is the problem. At no time have I ever received a revelation from non-god to declare that non-god doesn't exist. So one can ask why the atheist doesn't find the "proofs" of a particular god persuasive (and hence the reason for not believing in it).

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