Merle Hertzler is the creator of the website: Questioning: An Examination of Christian Belief. He describes himself, if you need labels, as an ex-Christian, a humanist and a freethinker. He is an ex-Christian because he began to question, thus opening the floodgates to new knowledge, knowledge which he found overwhelmingly on the side of disbelief in the basics of Christianity.
Christian psychologists and psychiatrists have taken Christianity by storm with a seemingly unending supply of therapy, seminars, and books offering a variety of cures for those that suffer from low self-esteem. These healers set out to heal that damaged sense of self-worth, yet they seem not to acknowledge that Christian doctrine, itself, is likely a contributing factor to the very problem which they set out to cure. In this article, Hertzler looks at what both humanism and Christianity have to offer in terms of self-esteem.
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