The basis for this posting is the result of a poll conducted by a Christian group named “Ligonier Ministries“, and no, I’ve never heard of them either. Their poll was conducted in 2018 and the details were published about one month ago … Ligonier Ministries teamed up with LifeWay Research, the research arm of the … Read moreWhat do Evangelicals actually believe?
First let’s define what the term “new age belief” means. It is basically a catch-all term that involves a belief in non-traditional supernatural claims such as reincarnation, astrology, psychics and the presence of spiritual energy in physical objects like mountains or trees. The term “New Age” harks back to the 1970s movements that embraced such ideas … Read moreHow common are “new age” beliefs?
The topic of Einsteins religious views is one that quite frequently pops up and it was only a few days ago that I was writing a rebuttal to somebody who was asserting that claim. Well, it has all popped up again, and so I do wonder if we can label this as classic-weird. So this latest … Read moreWeird Claims: “Einstein was a religious believer”
Michael Shermer, an American science writer, historian of science, founder of The Skeptics Society, and Editor in Chief of its magazine Skeptic, has a list of the top ten weirdest things that people truly believe, you can find it here. It is of course a topic he will be familiar with, because not only is he a well-know skeptic who … Read moreTop 10 Weirdest Things people believe
I’ve come across a posting that Aaminah Khan put up last year in which she explains that she is gay, a feminist, and also a Muslim. Yes really … There are three aspects of my identity that really can’t be untangled from each other: I am a queer woman. I am a feminist. And I believe that … Read moreThe labels we embrace often do not truly tell anybody anything at all.
Harriet Hall, the skeptic-doc, writes over on Science Based Medicine a fabulous article all about why people ignore the facts and instead buy into absurd ideas when it comes to making decisions that can potentially be the wrong side of the line between life and death. (Side note: she is a fascinating person, not only is she … Read moreMaking good choices – why do so many of us not do this?