Category: Theological Writing

A Doubting Believer’s Dilemma (An open letter to the Christian establishment) What’s the secret of believing in something when evidence supporting that belief is missing? Irrationality? No, would say the Church, it is faith. Faith is confidence or trust in someone or something that isn’t based upon proof. Is such “confidence or trust” in the Church’s teaching warranted? Yes, says the Church. Why, asks both believers and skeptics? Because the…

A Christian Strategy

A strategy to what end? “The problem is the relentless aggression of liberalism, driven by an internal mechanism that causes ever more radical demands for political conformism, particularly targeting the church. The solution is an equally radical form of strategic flexibility on the part of the Church, which must stand detached from all subsidiary political commitments, willing to enter into flexible alliances of conveniences with any of the parties, institutions,…

Believe, That You May Understand

Few would argue with the claim that modernity has not been kind to the Western Christian Church. But, the Church would claim, it’s not their fault. It, the Church professes, is right; it has the truth. Everyone else is wrong, or at least misguided by the allure of “scientific rationalism”. Perhaps they have a point, but most would be pretty skeptical about it. That’s just the problem, claims the Church:…

Something of Value

  In my last blog I said what we individual and collectively think about God—the strength or weakness of our faith—is based upon the pillars supporting belief in the idea, i.e., the Bible and Church teachings. If either, or both, of these are becoming less credible in the context of what we know and understand today (Modernity), the “idea” formed from these sources weakens. Faith is impaired. Personal religious doubt…

From the author: why this book?

  From the author: why this book? Because, quite frankly, it seems almost self-evident that modern religious laypeople quietly harboring doubt, and those openly skeptical as well as those who have already backed away from today’s Church (the so called “nones”) deserve a fresh perspective on what many contend is a declining (Christian) Church and its depiction of divinity; the book in the author’s view offers this, in its somewhat…

Excerpts from God Versus the Idea of God

“It’s acceptable today to express skepticism—just why I’m not sure—but not outright disbelief. I’ve hunkered down behind the cloak of skepticism for years. Now seems the time to shed it. While taking this overt action may invite criticism, even ostracism, fortunately today no longer burning at the stake (Hallelujah!).” “If an infinite and perfect God (by definition) exists outside of time (history)—always has, does and always will—while finite mankind exists…

Heterosexual & Homosexual Unions, A Standard of Identity Issue

North Carolina recently became the thirtieth state to pass a constitutional amendment banning homosexual, or gay, marriage and civil unions. This represents the cumulative verdict of 60 percent of America by states on this issue. The vote was hardly close: 61%-39%. 93 out of the State’s 100 counties voted for the amendment. These figures mask some telling details, but the bottom line is that by a significant majority, the people…

On the Issue of Gay Marriage

The American Family Gazette Volume I, 10/09   Californians are voting on an amendment to the state constitution to ban homosexual (gay) “marriage” come November 4.  This is the second time a measure has been on the state ballot to ban conferring the title, or of recognition of Marriage, on formalized homosexual domestic relationships.  Last time, in 2000, it was in the form of a law, not a  constitutional amendment,…


Coming Late 2021


GOD VERSUS THE IDEA OF GOD is available in soft cover or
hard back editions online and through your
favorite local bookseller, nationally.


BOOM! is available in soft cover or hard back editions online and through your favorite local bookseller, nationally.



“TR Harry is like the friendly 'prof' who turns classes into light but memorable learning experiences. That’s pretty much the way he writes. In BOOM! (his 3rd book) his theme is political choice, and how to infuse 21st century US party politics with classical utilitarian values such as to loosen government’s shackles of polarizing ideology. TR’s arguments favoring an Independent voter platform as a viable option for the land we love will ring convincingly for readers across the political spectrum.”
-Serena Howlett, JD, MPH

“Thomas Harry has a knack for taking a seemingly difficult to understand situation and turning it into a story made easy to follow and understand. Harry offers a simple assessment of what the system has become and how our society has reacted to its shift from getting on with governing to simply getting elected. Thomas Richard Harry’s book should be required reading for anyone currently in public office, anyone intending to run for office, and everyone registered to vote, regardless of their politics.”
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