The Christian Mind: Right

In our last post we explored whether it is wrong for moral values to be imposed upon society. This is an important question because in our day, there is this idea that no one’s values should be imposed upon anyone, much less society. To do so is to commit the modern-day mortal sin.

But the idea that moral values should not be imposed upon others — especially that we should be protected from others imposing their moral values upon us — is itself a moral value. This demonstrates what I called in our last post Newton’s Third Law of Belief: For every objection to the imposition of belief, there is an equal and opposite viewpoint imposing its own belief. Continue reading “The Christian Mind: Right”

The Christian Mind: Values

An individual on a recent blog I follow had this to say about religious faith:

“[It leads] often to harmful advice and rules for women, gay people and society in general. Hence the need to assist [believers] to see the errors in their thinking, at every level.”

This in many ways characterizes a common perception of religious faith today: It is a social evil only doing harm and we would all be better off if it were eradicated. It reminded me of what neuroscientist and New York Times bestselling author Sam Harris had to say in his book The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values. Continue reading “The Christian Mind: Values”

The Christian Mind: Checkpoint

You might know that in the business world a “checkpoint” is a quick meeting to ensure everyone is on track. No one wants to discover someone is not on track when it is too late to do anything about it, right?

So with a few articles behind us in our series on the Christian Mind, I thought it would be a good time to take a quick checkpoint and see how Christianity is doing. Continue reading “The Christian Mind: Checkpoint”

The Christian Mind: Evidence

If I were a skeptic, I may be somewhat furious at my most recent posts on science and truth because they seem to be missing the main objection to religious faith: There is no evidence for it.

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”

The Christian Mind: Truth

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”