reason coin & revealed christ

The reason coin:

Theism has an idea of what a god is.  It then turns to look at the world and finds its idea more or less confirmed.  Atheism has an idea of what a god is.  It looks at the world and finds its idea more or less unconfirmed.  Theism and atheism are two sides of the same coin – matching up an idea of god with what is seen in the world.

The revealed Christ:

Rather than humans projecting an idea of what a god is like onto observations of the world ((natural theology – whether theistic or atheistic in conclusion)), in Christianity, God reveals himself to us fully and finally in Christ.  This revelation is surprising.  Our logical ideas of god (powerful, glorious, etc.) are shattered by the dying, bleeding, weak, self-sacrificing, humiliating, suffering-with-us God of Christ and His Cross.

“crux sola est nostra theologia” (the cross alone is our only theology) – Martin Luther

2 thoughts on “reason coin & revealed christ”

  1. “Theism has an idea of what a god is. It then turns to look at the world and finds its idea more or less confirmed. Atheism has an idea of what a god is. It looks at the world and finds its idea more or less unconfirmed.”

    I couldn’t really get passed this. Did you mean that as an atheist, I look at the world and see no god, so my idea of god (a bearded man in the sky) is unconfirmed? Or did you mean that my idea of god (that there is none) is unconfirmed, thus inferring that my ‘beliefs’ are contrary to my observation?

    Just wanted it clarified.

  2. This comes up usually in the demand for ‘evidence’ for God. It appears to be assumed that the atheist has an idea a) what kind of ‘evidence’ this would be, and b) has looked long enough to know there is none.

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