This is a copy of a post I made elsewhere (I couldn’t help tidying up the grammar here and there). It is the story of my conversion to Christianity.
Seeing the LightOctober 30, 2007
Hindu Gods Made Known through Creation?August 7, 2007
It is not uncommon for Christians to claim that God can be clearly seen in creation. In a response, someone has asked, “Which God?” Among the suggested alternatives were Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. I was intrigued.
The rest of this post is an elaboration of the response that I posted in reply to the original question.
Poem: The Scientific EnquiryJuly 4, 2007
I wrote this on 16th May 1994. Given all of today’s excitement at de-conversion.com, it seemed like a good time to publish this one.
Don’t Ask Me to Read Your Blog EntryJuly 4, 2007
I have had fun, today.
Today’s top article on WordPress was entitled, “Don’t Ask Me to Read Your Holy Book“. The post has now generated almost 200 responses in less than a day! The author, Simen, is a self-proclaimed Skeptic.
I couldn’t resist reading it.
In Christ I Am…June 27, 2007
In Christ I Am (among other things) :
The BloodJune 15, 2007
On 23rd March 1997 Michael J Davis sent the following to the uk.religion.christian newsgroup. I rather liked it, so I reproduce it here.
Solving the Wrong ProblemsMay 31, 2007
It is often beneficial to go back to fundamentals.
Many years ago I passed an HND in Mathematics, Statistics and Computing. One of the few things that I remember from the Computing modules that is still directly relevant to my day-to-day work is the idea of the “Presenting Problem.”
Life GoalsMay 13, 2007
A life needs goals.
The meaning of an artistic work is established by the purpose of that work. The purpose of a work is to give form to his message. The artist’s craft is a vehicle to express his intent, the message is both the drive and the destination, the motivation and the meaning. The message is the spirit of the work, the work is the embodiment of that spirit. When the artisan’s work is done, only the artwork remains. When the artwork is understood, only the message remains.
My life is my symphony, my magnum opus. What is this work intended to express? And how should I express it?
A life needs goals.
The Meaning of LifeApril 23, 2007
This post has moved to MarksInTheSand.com.
What Really Matters to You?April 5, 2007
I was listening to recording of a talk given some years ago by Dr. Edwin Louis Cole. He observed that there can be a difference between what people say is important to them. He noted that we invest our lives in the the things that really matter to us, no matter what we say (or think) we care about. He says that you can tell what really matters to a person by looking at two pieces of evidence: their diary and their bank statement.
There are people that I consider important to me. Do I really prioritise them above other things? More importantly, I (somewhat arrogantly) consider myself to be Christian. Do I actually give first place in my life to Christ?
When I look at the evidence, my diary and my bank statement, I recognise that there are changes I need to make.