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Is it moral to use reason to deny the existence of God? The answer is, unequivocally, It depends on . which version of absolute morality is subscribed to if morality is defined by culture rather than religion. In my opinion, the answer is no; that it is absurd to deny the application of pure reason in the quest for knowledge on any subject. Dependence upon faith as a moral requirement to provide supernatural enlightenment rather than pure reason to gain knowledge and solve problems is a…Continue
There are three biological events in the life of every individual plant and animal of almost every species of life on Earth, including Homo sapiens, that are the foundation of ecology and evolution. And in the human species, these three events also drive religion, and religion drives much of our behavior and hence our cultures. These events are birth, reproduction, and death. The birth of a new genetically unique individual is a result of reproductive biology, and with very few exceptions,…Continue
Genesis, what if?
I’m not sure where to put this, or even if I should. But I’ll put it here in the hopes that some will find it of interest.
I’m sure you know that over my 76 years I’ve never heard from you. Not a peep, not even an hallucinatory “Your OK, little Skippy, no polyps.” as I was coming out of the anesthesia after a colonoscopy. But, I’ve thought about you with great wonderment. I want to ask you something and I thought that this web site…Continue
Of course, the concept that theism is positive, and non-theism is negative is two edged sword. If one is convinced that a supernatural entity or entities that dwell in a supernatural world created humanity for the purpose of developing a sentient creature that can understand the creators “power and majesty” and that will worship it/them to their death for the promise of eternal life; then, of course, theism is very positive and non-theism is so negative as to deserve (in some…Continue