Here’s an interesting discussion. And unlike many in this area – one that makes a lot of sense. Perhaps it’s because the participants are all non-theists so are not encumbered with ideological baggage.
Atheists On Religion, Science, And Morality (The Point)
The discussion is between Michael Shermer of Skeptic Magazine, Theoretical Physicist Sean Carroll, and Edward Falzon (author of the parody Being Gay Is Disgusting). There are also brief video inputs from James Randi, PZ Myers, and AJ Johnson.
Thanks to Friendly Atheist: A Panel of Atheists Discuss Religion, Science, and Morality.
Posted in atheism, religion, SciBlogs, science, Science and Society
Tagged Edward Falzon, James Randi, Michael Shermer, morality, PZ Myers, Religion and Spirituality, SciBlogs
Theologists perform all sorts of mental gymnastics (their favourite pastime) to justify faith. They will even claim their faith is based on evidence and reason. This begs the question: “If you have evidence and reason why would you need faith?”
When it comes down to it, faith is what you use when you don’t have evidence – when you have a strong desire to believe something without any supporting evidence, or even in the face of all evidence. This is common not only to religious believers but also to other believers in the “supernatural” or “paranormal.”
Posted in belief, Dawkins, faith, religion, science, supernatural, superstition, theology, tradition
Tagged blind faith, Christopher Brookmyere, fraud, James Randi, Joe Nickell, magic, paranormal, Point of Enquriy, Richard Dawkins, rubber duck, Yuri Geller