I am sick and tired of pompous and senseless writers like Rod Dreher of the Dallas Morning News. He starts his recent dribble thusly:
And how did you spend your summer? Having more fun, I hope, than the English kids marched off to Camp Quest, a five-day atheist camp supported in part by Oxford scientist Richard Dawkins. The idea, Dawkins said, is “to encourage children to think for themselves.” Yes, well, as long as they don’t think well of religion, tykes are welcome to join his herd of independent minds.
This could NOT be more wrong. I’m sorry that religion quite often falls short in the reason department. However, almost every freethinker I know (and I know a lot) would change their mind about a religious claim if it could stand up to the scientific method and basic critical thinking. What percentage of believers can say this? It has to be close to zero. The very nature of faith requires the absence of evidence. Proof would nullify faith, and according to Scripture, without faith, it is impossible to please God.
In speaking about my friends at the North Texas Church of Freethought, Dreher says:
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