Thursday, May 22, 2014

(Review Of Why I Am An Atheist Who Believes In God By Frank Schaeffer) I Wonder Whether There's A Precedent For This Willy-nilly Re-Definition Of Terms:

-- "spiritual but not religious." "Followers of Christ but not Christians." "Jumbo shrimp." (Just kidding about about the term "jumbo shrimp;" it doesn't belong in this discussion because if the shrimp in question are unusually large, the term actually makes some sense.) And Now: The Amazing Story Of Frank Schaeffer, The Atheist Who Believed In God!

If it were not already quite enough that Schaeffer claims to be simultaneously a believer and an atheist -- oh, but it is, it is -- in this book Schaeffer claims never to have met an atheist nor a believer. Nonsense is one thing. Inconsistent nonsense is quite another, and writing "or" when "nor" is correct -- strike three, siddown, Schaeffer!

Just as there was a serviceable existing description of SBNR's etc -- they're Protestants -- so also is there a term for what Schaeffer is talking about in the title of his goofy new book: he's a Christian who has crises of faith now and then. If he had them a lot he might actually wake up someday and become a nice sensible atheist, but we really shouldn't hold our breath in Frank's case.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Change In Plans For Because of Mistakes!

As some of you may have noticed, after posting a portion of my novel Because of Mistakes! on this blog almost every day, I have posted nothing at all for several weeks. I must apologize to those expecting to be able to read the entire novel on the blog. It had been my intent originally to post the entire book on the blog, but for various reasons which I can't go into here, that plan has been changed.

I completed two novels before starting to write Because of Mistakes! The first of those novels is entitled Salvation, and it is my hope that it will be published in conventional book form (and also Kindle) soon. How soon, I can't say. But I will announce its publication here, and also, hopefully, the publication of other books written by me.