The Problem of Faith

I happened across this article from February, 2012, Why the Believer Knows More About Science, by Stacy Trasancos, and I found it interesting because it illustrates what may be the single most destructive aspect of religious faith. The author attempts to explain the difference between the philosophies of the believer and the unbeliever, and apparently it... Continue Reading →

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There’s Your Problem – Part Two

I am not anti-faith. If you have a religious faith, I am sure that I don't share it, but if it helps you live better in any way, good for you.  Although I try to avoid fruitless discussions of things that can't be seen or measured, I don't deny that the kinds of things traditionally... Continue Reading →

There’s Your Problem

A while back, I conducted an informal poll on how Americans view evolution, with the same questions asked in this June Gallup poll. My sample size was small, yet the results agreed surprisingly well with Gallup. Of those who responded to my poll, 40% agreed with the statement, "God created human beings pretty much in their... Continue Reading →

Original Sin

So, you think you have the story of The Fall all figured out, right? Adam and Eve, God says don’t eat the apple. Snake says why not? Go ahead, do it. Etc. Lesson in obedience, God laid out the test, we failed. Boom, you’re out of the Garden. So we all inherited Adam’s sin (Eve’s... Continue Reading →

Science, Faith, and Global Warming

I don't know the statistics on this, but it seems to me that, at least in the United States, there are quite a few people who, on religious grounds, don't accept the theory of evolution, and are pretty doubtful that the Earth is billions of years old. I'm guessing that these same folks would be... Continue Reading →

Faith: I’m the cat curiosity killed.

Or, Why I am Such a Heretic Thanks, Mom Do what your mother tells you! Always good advice, assuming your mother is at least semi-rational. I obeyed Dad because I didn’t think I had a choice. I did what Mom told me to do because what she said was somehow compelling. Other people might have... Continue Reading →

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