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Absenting God - A discourse on the antithesis of atheism in the modern age

Brother Jess Matias
 
The contemporary conversation on not being religious yet professing to be spiritual signifies for many conservative Church observers the mark of a growing secularisation, if not a growing empathy for the atheist sentiment.
 
It has raised a most fundamental question on the paradox of atheism: Can someone be spiritual without professing the use of the word “God”?
 








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His heart was moved with pity

His heart was 
moved with pity for them, for they 
were like sheep without a shepherd 


— Mark 6:34
 
 
 
Art:  Elizabeth Kwong

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