Month: March 2015


Faith versus Reason


This was an image on Facebook a while back.  It portrays a popular understanding of faith.  It describes what we might call blind faith. The adjective blind distinguishes this faith from reasonable faith--or simply, faith. There is a popular, but mistaken, notion that religious people base their conviction of the existence of God...

“A personal relationship with reality”?


This billboard communicates an important truth: it's good to have a relationship, personal or otherwise, with reality.  It is, however, contestable that atheism brings us into this relationship.  It does so only if there isn't a God.   If there is a God, then this is false advertising.