Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Atheism for Lent: Introduction
#atheism for lent
As we approach the festival of Easter, we aim to experience something of what Jesus felt on the Cross. In his cry, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” God confesses the absence of God.
…let the atheists themselves choose a god. They will find only one divinity who ever uttered their isolation; only one religion in which God seemed for an instant to be an atheist.
During Lent, we will expose ourselves to some of the great atheist critics of religion, in order to purge ourselves of a faith in which God is used as a crutch to cope with the uncertainties and hardships of life.
In the process, we hope to discover a richer faith in which our experiences of the absence of the presence of God are recognised and remembered.