Science cannot determine moral values any more than it can determine life’s “meaning and larger purpose.” It can only tell us what is. not what should be, even less so what it all means.
If anything has led to the loss of religious faith in the modern world, it is the idea that “science” has proven that God does not exist. Much of the disdain in our society toward religious faith I spoke about in our last post can be traced back to this idea.
Which may not be obvious. But to the extent society believes that God is an irrational concept, those who believe in God will be seen not only as violators of human freedom but also violators of compassion and justice. Continue reading “The Christian Mind: Irrational”
Now a Christian believer would disagree. I am not talking about the Christian believer armed to the teeth with the latest resources on apologetics, who can argue the existence of God by logical deduction, or point to fine-tuning of the Universe as evidence for God’s existence. I am talking about the ordinary believer, the universal believer. For no one comes to Christ by being convinced of a rational argument. Continue reading “The Christian Mind: Evidence”
I actually broke my own newly-established rule last post to stay within 500 words and inflicted nearly three times that much upon my poor readers (thank you for patiently making it to the end!). Moving forward, the goal is to dedicate each post to a single thought, not a single subject. (You can do this, Patrick!)
We took a close look at the idea that science has disproved God in our last post. Some of you may be thinking, “Who cares? No one believes in truth anymore, anyway.” Truth is all relative, right? Truth does not exist. Postmodernism and all that. Continue reading “The Christian Mind: Truth”
You will be hated by everyone because of me . . . in fact, the time is coming when anyone who kills you will think they are offering a service to God. (Matthew 10, John 16)
In beginning our discussion on the Christian Mind, I think this is a good place to start. The reason is that we live in a time when the distinction between what is true and what is socially acceptable is blurred. The line of argument that dominates much of the discussion around today’s issues goes something like this: “X is true. And if you think otherwise, you are stupid/intolerant/deplorable/a bigot/evil.” Continue reading “The Christian Mind: Persecution”