Here is the typical claim we tend to hear in the West: as science increases religion will naturally fade away. Or put another way: the more we learn through science, the less we need religion. This has become such a common theme that many of us never actually stop to question its validity, i.e. is… Continue reading Is Science the Main Cause of Secularization? Scholarly Research says Otherwise
The Galileo affair is quite possibly the most widely raised event in history whenever discussions surrounding conflict between science and religion are brought up. The typical understanding is usually that Galileo, the lone genius scientist, went up against the intolerant Catholic church in the 17th century arguing for copernicanism i.e. the position that the sun,… Continue reading Was the Galileo Affair Really ‘Science vs Religion’?
Western culture today is very interesting. By this I mean that it has put science at the driving seat; if science shows something to be false then it is false, if science shows it to be true then it is true. When this focus is shifted to towards the “science vs religion” debate many people… Continue reading Even if the Bible is Unreliable the Resurrection of Christ still Happened?
The existence of evil is probably one of the toughest challenges a Christian can face when in conversation. The reason for this difficulty is not because there are no good answer on Christian grounds (there are a number of good answers) but rather because the question of evil is more than often bonded heavily to… Continue reading Does Evil Disprove the Existence of God?
“Well of course not!” is the type of response some might be tempted give upon pondering the question for less than a few seconds. Many people today assume that faith is about taking a leap into the dark and believing in something where there is no evidence. (This is a common thought process about belief in… Continue reading Is Faith Compatible with Reason?
When it comes to talking about the development of science as we know it in the West, the standard pop level narrative usually goes: 'From the time of the Ancient Greeks, figures such as Aristotle were the fathers of science, and then unfortunately the Roman Catholic Church came into power during the Middle Ages/Medieval period… Continue reading The Christian Roots of Science – how Modern Science Developed out of a Belief in God
In the greatly enjoyable 2006 comedy Nacho Libre, there is one scene where Esqueleto a small and quite skinny man finds himself in a wrestling ring forced to fight another much bigger and taller man, or be beaten up by him. Just before the events continue, Nacho and Esqueleto engage in the following dialogue: Esqueleto:… Continue reading I don’t Believe in God, I Believe in Science!
Sceptics of the Bible ranging all the way from professors such as Richard Dawkins and Stephen Hawking right down the average layman, seem to have acquired a unified definition of what the word faith means when it comes to the Bible over recent decades. In essence the most common definition of the word you will… Continue reading Is Christianity a Blind Faith?
When someone is trying to prove a point (usually to do with the physical world), they will often refer to science by saying something along the lines of “it’s been scientifically proven that X is true.” After this is said, supposedly the case is settled unless there is some sort of evidence to the contrary.… Continue reading Is Science Based on Faith?
It is widely known today that Jesus did exist. Even the average non-religious person on the street can accept that Jesus was at least a good moral teacher (although there are issues with this position as C.S. Lewis points out). However, on rare occasions, we still overhear the claim that Jesus never really did exist,… Continue reading Did Jesus Christ Really Exist?