• Conscience


    I’ve recently changed my mind over some important questions after discovering new arguments. This is a good thing – we should always be willing to alter our opinions when new evidence comes in. In this post, I will attempt to circumvent the intellect and appeal to your sense of conscience, to convince you of the new things I’ve learned.


    Ask yourself: have you ever told a lie? No matter how small.

    What does that make you? It makes you a liar.


    Ask yourself: have you ever stolen anything? Even from your parents when you were a child.

    What does that make you? It makes you a thief.


    Ask yourself: have you ever used the Lord’s name in vain?

    What does that make you? It makes you a blasphemer.


    Ask yourself: have you ever looked at a woman with lust? Jesus said that whosoever looks at a woman with lust hath already committed adultery in his heart.

    What does that make you? It makes you an adulterer.


    Ask yourself: have you ever looked upon another person with hatred? Jesus said that whosoever looks upon another person with hatred hath committed murder in his heart.

    What does that make you? It makes you a murderer at heart.


    So by your own admission you’re a lying, thieving, blaspheming, adulterer and murderer at heart. You will be judged according to the Lord’s standard come Judgement Day.

    One day you will die. Unless you repent, you will spend eternity in Hell. All you have to do is ask Jesus for forgiveness.


    Therefore, Christianity is true.


    I know I try to encourage discussion and disagreement here, but I must insist that you do not disagree with this obvious truth. Nothing is off the table except for this, so please respect my new religion. I will be petitioning Ed and John to change the name of the network to ‘Skeptic Ink Network-in-Christ’ or ‘SiNC’. The ‘SiNC’ will have extra meaning once everyone else on the network converts so our faith is in sync with one another, and with the immutable and omnibenevolent character of God who manifesteth Himself in three and in one; the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, Amen.


    Category: Miscellaneous

    Article by: Notung

    I started as a music student, studying at university and music college, and playing trombone for various orchestras. While at music college, I became interested in philosophy, and eventually went on to complete an MA in Philosophy in 2012. An atheist for as long as I could think for myself, a skeptic, and a political lefty, my main philosophical interests include epistemology, ethics, logic and the philosophy of religion. The purpose of Notung (named after the name of the sword in Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen) is to concentrate on these issues, examining them as critically as possible.