3 Problems With The Miracles At The Virgin Mary Sight France

Since 1858, from the millions of people (six million in 2014)2 who went and still go to the sight of Virgin Mary in Lourdes, France, only 68 were confirmed by the Roman Catholic Church to have had a miracle.1 Here are 3 problems with this: Only 68 people had a confirmed miracle out of the Read more about 3 Problems With The Miracles At The Virgin Mary Sight France[…]

Are Natural Disasters Because Of God?

Natural disasters don’t happen because god is angry or disappointed in us. Nor do they happen because people aren’t attending church anymore. It’s not sins that cause rivers to turn red or volcanoes to erupt. Natural disasters aren’t violations of the laws of nature but are actually part of the inevitable fluctuations within nature. In Read more about Are Natural Disasters Because Of God?[…]

We Invented Gods To Explain What We Didn’t Understand

“Men think epilepsy divine, merely because they do not understand it. But if they called everything divine which they do not understand, why, there would be no end of divine things.” -Hippocrates “I do not fear death. I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered Read more about We Invented Gods To Explain What We Didn’t Understand[…]

Religion Is Based On When & Where You Were Born

“One unerring mark of the love of truth is not entertaining any proposition with greater assurance than the proofs it is built upon will warrant.” -John Locke “If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.” -Voltaire Theists assume that they know, without any evidence, that the faith that they were born Read more about Religion Is Based On When & Where You Were Born[…]

Were the Founding Fathers Religious?

Let’s see from their own quotes. Let’s start with James Madison: “During almost fifteen centuries has the legal establishment of Christianity been on trial. What has been its fruits? More or less, in all places, pride and indolence in the clergy; ignorance and servility in the laity; in both, superstition, bigotry and persecution.” What about Read more about Were the Founding Fathers Religious?[…]

Is God Still Needed For Consolation & Inspiration?

Religion at one time filled four main roles: explanation, guidance, consolation and inspiration. Explanation has been superseded by science as I’ve talked about here. And, by guidance, I mean the moral instruction on how we should behave. This has been superseded by philosophers and the self-help industry —and science will soon step into this field. Read more about Is God Still Needed For Consolation & Inspiration?[…]