Post by Lone Wanderer on Aug 29, 2019 18:52:44 GMT
Christian atheism is a form of cultural Christianity and ethics system drawing its beliefs and practices from Jesus' life and teachings as recorded in the New Testament Gospels and other sources, whilst rejecting supernatural claims of Christianity.
Christian atheism takes many forms: some Christian atheists take a theological position in which the belief in the transcendent or interventionist God is rejected or absent in favor of finding God totally in the world (Thomas J. J. Altizer) while others follow Jesus in a godless world (William Hamilton). Hamilton's Christian atheism is similar to Jesuism.
Beliefs Thomas Ogletree, Frederick Marquand Professor of Ethics and Religious Studies at Yale Divinity School, lists these four common beliefs: • The assertion of the unreality of God for our age, including the understandings of God which have been a part of traditional Christian theology. • The insistence upon coming to grips with contemporary culture as a necessary feature of responsible theological work. • Varying degrees and forms of alienation from the church as it is now constituted. • Recognition of the centrality of the person of Jesus in theological reflection.
God's existence According to Paul van Buren, a Death of God theologian, the word God itself is "either meaningless or misleading".
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I know this by the word 'Sacramentarian' as I found it in a common dictionary, defined as 'not a true believer'.
Essentially these are just hypocrites, nihilists, who are little more than the proverbial sheep in wolfs clothing.
Being so means that they can easily be falsely trusted and then out come their base instincts. This was the underlying theme of the Afrikaners during apartheid. They make ordinary atheists seem positively saintly by comparison.
The Sacramentarians, whether intentionally or not, in every way desecrate the very essence of spirituality, and drive people away from God. I often wonder how much of this is actually a deliberate tactic by materialist capitalism?
By my limited observation, I would suggest that this is about 80% of church-goers and those that label themselves as 'Christian'.