When I think of my belief in God, it's sometimes difficult to believe in a being I can't see or touch. Some have likened it to believing in the wind or electricity; we can see their effects but not their physical bodies.

I like how you've identified a god as sort of an object of obsession or dedication. It's good to have a concept that unifies rather than divides so it's easier not to call each other names!

The thing that keeps me owning the conclusion that my belief in God is reasonable starts with Augustine's "5 Ways;" avoiding an infinite regress as a logical impossibility with God as the uncreated creator, unmoved mover, etc. While my atheist friends like to argue there, it's hard for me to call myself "stupid" in the face of logic.

Thanks for a good article!

Andy’s book, “Tried to be Straight: Biblical Options for Gay Christians” comes out in 2021. Find out more at www.triedtobestraight.com.