My memory isn’t what it should be, but I do not remember anyone saying that he/she did not have a belief system until about 2 years ago. Almost daily now I seem to hear someone say that.Anyone who claims that they do not have a belief system is either uneducated or dishonest. There is nothing … Continue reading But I Don’t Have a Belief System!
Words mean things. "This is a green fence," can be parsed, the adjective "green" and the noun "fence" can be made more precise, but the basic meaning of words is clear. I once had a business trip to plant where everyone spoke French. They found the one man who knew a little English. Between my … Continue reading Basics Of Reality
We attended a service where we discussed getting rid of much of the Bible Study material people use today, and focusing on the Bible itself. Our daughter attended a Sunday school where she was very disappointed by the lesson. "A lot of what he said was loosely based on Scriptures (few biblical references) but when … Continue reading There Are Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing — But Fear Not, Little Flock!
In January 1975, I was a passenger in a multi-vehicle accident on an ice covered bridge in heavy fog near Knoxville, TN. The uninjured grabbed everything we could to flag oncoming traffic to stop. Tragically, we could not get everyone’s attention. Ignoring the fact that the bridge was covered in ice cost several people their … Continue reading Truth Stumbles in the Streets
Like any religion which enthrones man in God's place, there is a desperate and irrational need to attack true religion. "Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence,"3 says Richard Dawkins. In the Bible, in the founding documents of US history and in the US court … Continue reading Belief Excerpts from Antidisestablishmentarianism I from Chapter 11. What Is Science to a Secular Humanist?
We, as Christians, as often asked by people who believe that they are intellectuals why we believe what we believe. I am not aware of any brief list which is not woefully inadequate. The following list could easily be expanded, but it is a good ready reference. (Please note that many of these points are … Continue reading Intellectual Reasons for Belief
All quotes, unless otherwise noted, are by Stephen Hawking from his book A Brief History of Time. "A theory is a good theory if it satisfies two requirements: It must accurately describe a large class of observations on the basis of a model that contains only a few arbitrary elements, and it must make definite … Continue reading The Religion of Physics IV: What is “Scientific Evidence?”
The most religious people on earth are those who claim not to have any religion. Dogmatic, intolerant, and bigoted, they refuse to allow anyone to so much as speak their opposition. Yet these same people demand political power and tax support. The mildest opposition, such as the mere mention of Intelligent Design (not God), has … Continue reading Preface to Antidisestablishmentarianism