Noah And His “Kangaroo Problem”

According to a Gallup poll from July 2019, 40% of Americans STILL believe in creationism. A lot of “those people” are the same troglodytes standing between America and its continuing as a democratic republic. A person who genuinely believes in the Genesis creation myth — who genuinely believes that a sky deity created a “GardenContinue reading “Noah And His “Kangaroo Problem””

How A Devout Atheist & A Presbyterian Pastor Became Very Good Friends

From The Atheist’s Point Of View… You know what they say about oil and water not mixing. It’s true. Without a whole lot of chemical intervention, you cannot make oil and water mix. But, on closer inspection, you may realize that what you thought were oil and water are actually both variations on water orContinue reading “How A Devout Atheist & A Presbyterian Pastor Became Very Good Friends”

Science & Religion Both Try To Explain What We See; Science Wants To Measure It, Religion Doesn’t

By A L Katz It always comes down to awe — the awe that we all feel, be you atheist or person of faith, when we gaze up at the cosmos. How do we explain the awe — what is it exactly that’s awing us? Yes, it’s enormous and powerful and dangerous and filled withContinue reading “Science & Religion Both Try To Explain What We See; Science Wants To Measure It, Religion Doesn’t”

How You Approach Your Spirituality Depends On Your Tolerance For “Uncertainty”

In his excellent lecture “Beyond Belief“, Astrophysicist, author, science communicator and Director of the Hayden Planetarium in NYC Neil deGrasse Tyson points out how even the most brilliant human beings in history — Isaac Newton (perhaps the MOST brilliant human ever) for instance — went to “magical thinking” when they reached the limits of “whatContinue reading “How You Approach Your Spirituality Depends On Your Tolerance For “Uncertainty””