No one wants to take responsibility. We much prefer to blame others. Elizabeth Holmes blaming her former business partner is just a recent example, but the phenomenon goes back a long way.
Should Christians be paying more attention to Jesus or to God? For those who don’t know the Bible, the words Jesus says are from Matthew 7:21.
It’s an open question who was more important in the spread of Christianity.
Based on current estimates of the amount of matter in the universe, the scientific consensus is that the universe will expand forever. But if our estimates change, it may turn out that the universe expands, contracts, expands, and so on.
According to Buddhism there is no fixed self you can point to and say “this is me”.
Humans are special. Or so we claim. There are of course downsides to this belief.
History is filled with people believing that God wanted them to kill unbelievers.
All religions have their own ideas on what it takes to reach salvation.
Some people have thought that the Earth rests on the back of a large turtle.
There is no universal agreement on what it takes to be a Christian. Here is the view of the Epistle of James. Which also happens to be my view.
The text spoken by God is taken almost word for word from the Letter of James in the wonderful book, God is Disappointed in You, where Mark Russell brilliantly summarizes each book in the Bible. Russell’s brief summary of the entire Bible is that God is disappointed in you.