"The scientist has a lot of experience with ignorance and doubt and uncertainty, and this experience is of very great importance, I think. When a scientist doesn't know the answer to a problem, he is ignorant. When he has a hunch as to what the result is, he is uncertain. And when he is pretty darned sure of what the result is going to be, he is in some doubt. We have…
Added by Joan Denoo on April 6, 2015 at 5:16pm — No Comments
God of the gaps means whenever you cannot explain some thing then "god did it." I know of no other thinking process, except superstition, to define it.
Science is all we have. All of life, indeed, all of the universe is so complex we can’t possibly know all the answers. We can observe and describe and think and still we don't have all the answers; we may never know them. It is to rationalize to say “god did it”! How do you…Continue
Seth Andrews' presentation on May 3, 2014 in Albuquerque, NM
Questions that lead to doubt arise as one reads and hears the stories from the bible. I doubt it is healthy or morally sound to take the flesh and blood of christ in communion. I doubt the story of Adam and Eve and the incest implied in the population of the Earth with Homo sapiens. I doubt enslavement of the Hebrew people in Egypt and the walk back to the land that they claim god gave them. I doubt…Continue
“Do you know that many people believe in God?
They think God made the world and runs the universe.
Some people grow up and learn that God is JUST PRETEND like Santa.
But some people still believe God is real. . .
Some people believe in a god who gives rewards to favorite people.
They imagine a place called Heaven with gold and crowns and music and no pain or work.
Some people believe in a god…Continue
Added by Alan Perlman on February 9, 2013 at 7:23pm — No Comments
So, you find yourself questioning the existence of your god. No matter your religion, that’s pretty frightening. All these years, raised to believe that an all-knowing, all-loving being was out there, somewhere, and that he had a plan for you. That your parents and community knew the ‘Truth.’ Most importantly, you’ve been instructed that when you die -if you followed all the rules, or asked for forgiveness- you’d join your loved ones for eternity in a paradise of sorts.
The brother-in-law doesn’t think I should go to church with my wife. He thinks it’s the height of hypocrisy for me to even set foot in a church, Christian or otherwise. When I confronted him with the statistics that say, just within his own 2000+ member church, there could be anywhere from thirty to three hundred and twenty non-believers, he maintained his denial. There are no atheists in his…Continue
Added by The Big Blue Frog on July 18, 2010 at 5:39pm — No Comments
"I'm scared my husband won't come home because I don't believe in God."It's kind of a… Continue