In a recent thread, Trishothinks moves in the direction of deism and says the following:
I hate to say this (because of my strong Christian upbringing), but now I believe that people who go to church are “weak”. They need to go because they can’t deal with what life is.
Of course, it has been quipped that deism and Unitarianism are the feather beds on which fall the lapsed Christian.
But what do you think?
Is Christianity an unusual form of weakness in the face of our existential dilemmas (we’re contingent; we don’t know who or where we are; we suffer; we’re mortal; God is dead or, at least, isn’t talking)? Or are we all fleeing, by some method, the Nietzschean confrontation with nihilism—some way to deny or ignore our nothingness?