Argument against Christianity: God's love is conditional.

A few days ago, when I was sailing through the high seas of the internets, I came across a hostile island. Hostile in a sense that it attacked a basic doctrine of christianity. It attacked my beliefs. The attack was carried out in this manner: My biggest issue with Christianity is the hypocrisy found in the absolute basest tenet of the faith itself: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only son, so that whosoever believe in him shall not perish but will have everlasting life.” –John 3.16 If you're like very other Christian I've ever tried […]

Doubt in the battlefield of Mind

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about faith. In that post, I dealt with pretty much every aspect of faith I can think of. However, I didn’t cover doubt. Because that post became much longer than I expected it to be. So in this post, I will deal with the arch enemy of faith. Doubt. But before we go into the details, I want to make something clear. For the rest of this post, whenever I use words “faith” and “doubt”, I am talking about faith on somebody. I am talking about a relationship. Not about faith in “something”. […]

People normalization

Here is lies a note for the writer. A note in writing because he is a control freak. He wants to have control over every situation. When he deals with the “real world” he finds that he can not control everybody like he can control the variables and objects in the programs he creates. That is why he told to himself “You can not normalize people like databases”. There are times when he hopes, only if people were like databases. Do some normalization procedures on them to increase their efficiency and reliability. But he knows it can not be done. […]

The contrariety of sin

A few days back, I was thinking about the topic of sin. Exactly, what is sin? I thought about what people think sin is. Then I examined the bible to derive a definition of sin. What I found, I found to be very peculiar. In this blog, I will try to summarize my findings. So here we go. What does sin mean? The common or popular meaning of the word “sin” is “doing something bad” or “doing something wrong”. At least, I think so. Now, I'd like to mention what bible says about sin. Because, the concept of sin has […]

Know the problem, Johnny!

There are many things that programming has taught me. One of them is this: Knowing the problem is half the solution. Most of the time what you see as the problem is not the actual problem. The actual problem most of the time, hides behind it's effects. What the heck am I talking about? Let me give you an example. In programming, there is a term called “logical error”. It basically means that wrong logic is used in the program. A program with a logical error will run fine, without any problems. However it will not produce the intended result. […]

Superstition, faith and christian faith

What is faith? I asked at our local ICPF cell group. One replied, “Believing in something unseen”. Another said, “Believing without any proof”. Another said it is written in Hebrews 11:1. I said, “If you are going to quote the bible, you better be ready to explain what that verse means!”. We all laughed. Then the youngest in the group said “If I lend my book to my friend, I have faith that he will return it to me”. I said, “Exactly, that is what faith is!”. Then I went on and explained a little bit, but because I wasn't […]

Being human

Recently I have been seeing youngsters wearing a t-shirt that says Being Human. The reason is a simple one. It's because Salman Khan wears it and has founded a charitable trust by that name. The purpose of this trust is to help the underprivileged and in my opinion it is commendable. However the purpose of this post is not advertising. I want to just put my thoughts on the matter of being human. When someone talks about “being” something they always talk like if they know what it is. So first of all, let us know what the phrase “being […]