Sunday, April 21, 2013


This showed up on my Newsfeed in Facebook. No, I didn’t select it. A very kind, loving lady of my acquaintance did. She approves, as shown by her “Like”.

Dawkins rejects Christianity – all religion, in fact. From what I’ve read, he believes Christianity is not reasonable. It appears, too, that many feel that same way, including this very lovely lady. I think she has reason for mistrusting some who called themselves Christian, based on their actions that title is questionable. However, it is not reasonable to condemn all based on the actions of some.

If we did that, we could not trust science or scientists, either, to be truthful, factual representatives of their chosen profession.

Unbelievers are quick to point out the Catholic hierarchy condemned those who, through scientific reasoning, determined the earth might not be flat, that the sun did not circle the earth and stars were more than bright spots in the sky. They are not as quick to say how many hundreds of years ago that occurred, nor do they point to failed science, even a generation ago.

In the name of science mankind was fed eugenics. Understandably a failure by today’s standards, it was embraced and taught just a generation before me. It has since been debunked, as many scientific experiments have been.  I’ve enjoyed’s article, Freeing the Dark Data of Failed Scientific Experiments, where a failed experiment is reviewed as:
. . .  a textbook example of so-called publication bias, where science gets skewed because only positive correlations see the light of day. After all, the surprising findings are what makes the news (and careers).
Now I hope Mr. Dawins’ coin is a tongue-in-cheek make-over indicating science is as fallible as he believes faith to be and that he’s not any more supportive of science than he is of religion.

Unfortunately, Humanists do place faith somewhere – usually in the same humans that create failed religion and failed science.

I find it unreasonable to place my faith in humans.  I also find it unreasonable to deny a spiritual existence beyond a human’s ability to explain. I contend this spirituality is measurable in a reasonable manner, too. Unfortunately, many view this as Festus viewed Paul:

And as he thus spake for himself, Festus said with a loud voice, Paul, thou art beside thyself; much learning doth make thee mad. (Acts 26:24 KJV)

Paul’s background, his education was common knowledge, even among his captors. For that time, he was among the most educated of men. Paul later describes what will be in the future for educated men:

This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, (2 Timothy 3:1-3 KJV)

I have no idea whether these are the “last days” or not. Many times in the past it would appear it was, and it was not.  I do know there are many:

Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. (2 Timothy 3:7 KJV)

Keep an open, reasonable, mind. Don’t accept what is in the written word – paper, stone or internet – without checking it out. Including what is written here. Search for the truth.

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