Dialogue: Faith vs Reason

As a blogger it is perhaps inevitable that I get drawn into discussions on an almost daily basis, and often I learn new things by doing so. One recent example of this concerns an interaction that illustrates the prevailing conflict between reason and faith that can at times manifest. The background context is an article on WND, … Read more Dialogue: Faith vs Reason

Claim: Atheism is a faith

The right-wing intellectual David Horowitz, previously a left-wing intellectual who changed his mind in the mid 80s, makes a rather strange religious claim … Atheists are closed to faith. Or to put it more accurately, atheists are devotees of a faith that God does not exist. The atheist faith fosters contempt for religious belief and denies … Read more Claim: Atheism is a faith

Clueless Idiot of the week: Senator Jim Walsh of Fianna Fail in Ireland

Michael Nugent of Atheist Ireland has reported today that Senator Jim Walsh of Fianna Fail made the following sweepingly inaccurate comment about Atheist Ireland and also about atheists in general when he was speaking on the floor of the Irish Parliament. “We’ve got a lot of representations from liberal groups, and particularly Atheist Ireland, and … Read more Clueless Idiot of the week: Senator Jim Walsh of Fianna Fail in Ireland

“Faith” really is just pretending to know things you do not actually know

Dr. Peter Boghossian takes the stance that the word Fath is simply pretending to know things that you do not really know at all and I truly do agree with that thought – but don’t take my word as a basis for accepting this, because here is the man himself describing it … This stance … Read more “Faith” really is just pretending to know things you do not actually know

The “Certainty of Faith” vs “Skepticism”

The beating heart of modern science is skepticism, or to be more precise, Scientific Skepticism. This essentially means that when presented with a claim, is it not simply accepted, no matter who said it or how profound it might be, but instead you challenge the idea and ask if there is verifiable evidence that confirms it. This … Read more The “Certainty of Faith” vs “Skepticism”