Tag Archive for faith

All Believers Are Not Created Equal

I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do because notice it always coincides with their own desires – Susan B Anthony It is important to understand that there’s a difference between a person of faith and a religionist. While a person of faith believes in deity, their interpretation of deity…

The Ignorance of Defining Atheism as a Religion

“The most violent element in society is ignorance” – Emma Goldman If I had a dollar for every time a Christian says that atheism is a religion, I’d be a fairly wealthy man. If I added two-bits to that for every time a Christian says that atheism is a belief system, my kids would get…

To Serve Man

Humanism is a philosophy of joyous service for the greater good of all humanity, of application of new ideas of scientific progress for the benefit of all – Linus Pauling I’ve receive a lot of mail. Most of it positive, but there is a significant amount that is not. I often get accused of being…

Debunking the Myth that Atheism is a Religion

It is suggested by many people that Atheism is a religion.  Applying the definition of religion toward atheism is an oxymoron and I concur with others who have come to the conclusion that the religious are are so caught up in their own beliefs that imagining another person without having any religious beliefs is largely incomprehensible to them. Either that…

The Incompatibility of Faith and Reason

“Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see” – Hebrews 11:1.  Let’s examine this, because it sounds so reassuring, comforting and sensible when it is read, but things are not always as they appear.  There are many believers who have the notion that science operates…

Why Don’t You Just BELIEVE?

Today’s headline is, by far, the most common reaction I get from people who discover that I am not a religious man, which is an understatement.   These words are uttered in a gamut of emotion from surprise to anger, depending on how long the person knows me.  No matter, what emotion is tied to their…

The Power of Coincidence

The bible says a lot about prayer.  We look to the Bible and find that Jesus makes a number of specific and remarkable promises having to do with prayer. Matthew 7:7 Jesus says promises that if we ask it will be given to us. Later on in Matthew, Jesus tells us that having faith as…