This is an index post for an up-coming series. Medicine is my profession and so the “cure” metaphor comes easily to me. I realize that such a title is naturally offensive to Christians, but what can I say — this is an Atheist site. At least I am being honest. Many years ago when I deconverted from my Christianity, I started writing essays which I entitled “Debunking Christianity”, but now there is a website by that name. And besides, as I gained distance from Christianity (which was easy since I lived in Asia), I realized that it was person-by-person that we affect each other. And I realized that cures are complicated because a person’s beliefs are intimately tied into their lives and are not simply composed of a list of propositions. So rather than debunking an abstract thing called “Christianity”, these essays will focus on the individual Christian.
Well, this is suppose to be an index post, so let’s just start the list. I will link up titles as I post. But here are some titles I am imagining:
- Do Christians need to be cured?
- Mind Cure: William James’ perspective
- The Comparative Cure: how comparative studies beat science
- Curing Theology
- Curing Anxiety
- Biblical Cures
- Addressing the Tribe
- Cross-cultural Cures