“I would love to think of God as father, but when I think of my own dad, I think of a hard, unyielding man. This is such a challenge.” – Martin Luther
“My children call me ‘poppa,’ because I don’t even like the word ‘dad,’” says Dr. John Sowers. While atheists like to claim that Christians are Christians because they come from Christian homes, perhaps many atheists are atheists because they come from fatherless homes. From Neitzche to Jane’s Addiction, the loss of a father seems to be associated with a disconnect, distrust or disbelief in God. “The image of our earthly fathers often translate.”
From The Justice Conference 2012.