Smarter than thou

A recent story that suggested that atheists are more intelligent than religious people has blown up in social media. I imagine some people will want to examine some of the methodology and assumptions behind the study. I’m not going to attempt evaluating the study or its results other than to say that there are several points that […]

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

Moral atheists (Mondays with MacDonald)

In his novel, Paul Faber, Surgeon, George MacDonald indicated that he would have agreed with a substantial part of Pope Francis’s recent positive remarks about moral atheists: But such as Faber was, he was both loved and honored by all whom he had ever attended; and, with his fine tastes, his genial nature, his quiet […]

Monday, May 27th, 2013

Thoughts on the science/religion rift

The deeper cause for the rift is trying to use either science or religion as a skeleton key to unlock the answers to both practical and more existential questions.

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

Is religion in society dispensable? The Dalai Lama vs. Will Durant

Christianity is just now coming into its own, with the seeds of universal kinship that its philosophy planted millennia ago finally sprouting and bearing the fruit of social concern. Now we want to burn those fields and start over again?

Monday, September 10th, 2012

The sin of mere belief

Faith is not belief, but a commitment to a belief (at least in its dullest form: for the Christian it should be a commitment to the Truth himself). Reason is for believing; faith is for living.

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

Tragedy and hope in the X-Files

 [Narration after discovering a mass gravesite of abducted children.] They said the birds refused to sing and the thermometer fell suddenly, as if God himself had his breath stolen away. No one there dared speak aloud, as much in shame as in sorrow. They uncovered the bodies one by one. The eyes of the dead […]

Friday, July 13th, 2012

Heads up: Lawrence Krauss vs. Rodney Holder on Unbelievable

There have been a few recent discussions in the blogosphere tangentially related to Lawrence Krauss’s recent book, A Universe from Nothing, including an off-handed post by me and a short one by Eric Reitan. Today’s episode of the Unbelievable radio show promises to be interesting. You can probably expect me to give my thoughts on it once I have […]

Saturday, April 28th, 2012