Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Practical Atheist

From Unfashionable by Tullian Tchividjian

To be a wordly person is, in fact, to be a "practical" or "functional" atheist. It's someone who, despite all he professes, lives and makes daily decisions as if God doesn't exist. A practical atheist is a person who comes to conclusions about money, business, worship, entertainment, ministry, education, or whatever else without the directing influence of God and his revealed truth (the Bible). Instead, for him, cultural assumptions and societal trends serve as the directing influences for how he thinks, feels, lives.
Are you a practical atheist?

1 comment:

  1. To answer your question, yes. Sometimes. And it often comes out in my pragmatism; 'will it work' takes precedence over what God's opinion is.

    Good post Chris.