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The best reason to reject religion

Posted by Bill Nance on November 26, 2008

“Reason is the greatest enemy that faith has: it never comes to the aid of spiritual things, but, more frequently than not, struggles against the divine Word” -Martin Luther.

If there is a God (who knows?) and if that God intervenes or particularly cares what we think or believe here on planet earth (highly doubtful) you’d think that God would give us some evidence. Absent that, divine condemnation for failing to believe in magic without evidence merely because some goof in a dress says it’s so, is Evil.

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2 Responses to “The best reason to reject religion”

  1. numerousasthestars said

    I don’t think that reason and faith are mutually exclusive. One can accept reason as the best way we have of decoding our world, and at its limits, we can have faith that there is an underlying principle. That the apparent chaos is too complicated for us to comprehend does not negate the possibility of a pattern or a creator. The complexity makes it impossible for us to explore with reason alone.

  2. Bill Nance said

    Numer: I’m not in disagreement with you in principle.

    Not the title was rejecting RELIGION. Faith and religion are not the same thing.

    What I do and always will reject, is the notion that God has a specific set of rules that she has specifically communicated with humans. This seems both incredible and vain on our part.

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