Love Your Atheist Neighbor Part 8: Secular Common Sense 1

Rick Mattson Apologetics, Atheism 0 Comments

Atheists tend to be my crowd because they are forthright and not afraid or embarrassed to talk about religion. In fact, they usually have pretty strong feelings about religion. One common sentiment is that religion is just dumb. It’s dumb, they say, to believe in an invisible force that interacts very selectively with the world — that blesses Americans with jobs …

Love Your Atheist Neighbor Part 7: Science and Faith 2

Rick Mattson Apologetics, Atheism 0 Comments

In my last post I noted that atheists tend to set faith and science against each other by characterizing faith as subjective and feelings-based, and the Bible and its miracle claims as issuing from a pre-scientific era prone to superstition and myth-making. Science, by contrast, is based on facts, on objective observation of repeatable phenomenon. It excludes the miraculous. My …