CHAPTER 01 - thou shalt not dance
CHAPTER 02 - John MacArthur and the Russians
CHAPTER 03 - you're in the army now
CHAPTER 04 - my dad is dead
CHAPTER 05 - one system to rule them all
CHAPTER 06 - are we right because we presuppose we are right
CHAPTER 07 - the inconsistent god
CHAPTER 08 - my mountain
CHAPTER 09 - panic
CHAPTER 10 - faith that can not move mountains
CHAPTER 11 - a most remarkable journey
When I was 7, I thought that God spoke to me during a prayer. I wondered if that was true and so began a quest that took me 27 years to conclude.
The journey has taken me around the world. From Pentecostalism, to the charismatic movement, neo-orthodoxy and liberal theology and back to american fundamentalism.
I moved to Cape Town and climbed Table Mountain every single week-end, drawn by the solitude which enabled me to try and make sense about everything that I have learned and experienced in Christianity.
I started writing The Anatomy of a Skeptic on 21 March 2008 as a way to summarize the main arguments against Christianity.
The views I offer here are not intended to offend. It is in the first place a dialog with myself. Secondly, it is intended as reading material for my children.
It is not intended to even stimulate debate with Christians because I have over the past few months learned that each of us have our own journey. Some people need Christianity and the disciplines it offer to live productive and fulfilled lives.
I do not wish to create doubt in the minds of these people or offend them in any way. If I do, I offer my humblest apologies right at the outset.
But, as much as they have to be true to themselves, so must I be to myself. I do not therefore apologize for any of the positions presented here.
eben van tonder