A classic quote from PZ’s Grace In Practice and yet another great reason to join us later this week(!):


One of the reasons we need to embrace the fact of the un-free will is for the sake of its effect on love. A benefit of the un-free will is that it increases mercy in daily relationships and decreases judgment… Forms of Christianity that stress free will create refugees. They get into the business of judging, and especially of judging Christians… It is judgment that drives people away from Christianity. Ironically, it is judgment – the absence of it – which drew people to Christ. (pp. 108-9)

p.s. Don’t take our word for it – just ask Andrew Sullivan over at The Atlantic.