About 10 days ago I sent out a call to Christians and Atheists, asking if anyone would be interested in participating in a Q&A discussion via this blog.
About a week later, I got something better; I got a letter from Alan, a friend and family member.
I think this letter accurately captures not only Alan's questions, but also his heart in asking those questions.
So, in order to preserve the flow of the letter, and because it is rather lengthy, I would like to present it to you in a series of blog posts. I would love for you to think about the questions Alan raises, hear his motivation behind asking them, and respond. I've heard Alan reads this blog, so he may even respond from time to time.
Without further ado, a Letter from a Reluctant Atheist, Part 4:
|The Reluctant Atheist by Prodeep Mookerjee|
Do I do that because I want to go to heaven? No, I don't believe in heaven. And I most certainly don't believe in hell. I believe in today, I try to believe in tomorrow. I try to leave each of my human interactions with a little positive spin and trajectory whenever possible. Do I believe in Karma? Nope. But I believe that if you do good things for people, they are more likely to pay that forward in some way, and if you do evil to people, that this can turn them cold and cynical and maybe evil. It doesn't cost much to respect others and treat them with care and dignity. Following Christ's example, I think it still comes down to relationship math. I am looking for a positive value in the sum...
For Part 1, click here.
For Part 2, click here.
For Part 3, click here.
For Part 5, click here.
For Part 6, click here.