Tag Archive for reason

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…

The Purpose Driven Blight

There is a belief amongst the faithful that religion gives them a reason for their existence, as is evidenced by the wildly popular book by Pastor Rick Warren, “The Purpose Driven Life”.  In spite of the millions of copies sold, along with related journals, bible studies and small group curriculum, the belief that religion can give you…

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…

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…