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“Every religion is making claims about the way the world is. These are claims about the divine origin of certain books, about the virgin birth of certain people, about the survival of the human personality after death. These claims purport to be about reality.” — Sam Harris, author of The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reasonbr> Compare that to the foundation of Christian knowledge, explained in Hebrews 11:1-3: br>
“Anything that we scientists can do to weaken the hold of religion should be done and may in the end be our greatest contribution to civilization.” — Dr. Steven Weinberg, a Nobel laureate in physics and prolific author
“I am utterly fed up with the respect that we — all of us, including the secular among us — are brainwashed into bestowing on religion.” — Dr. Richard Dawkins, Oxford evolutionary biologist and author of The God Delusion
1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. 2 For by it the elders obtained a good testimony. 3 By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.br> How can faith equate with tangible evidence? Because Christians ascribe the ultimate knowledge to Someone higher than themselves. The atheist scientists, meanwhile, ascribe the greatest knowledge to what their own brains interpret from nature.
Dr. Weinberg’s quote from his book The First Three Minutes, where he says “the more the universe seems comprehensible, the more it also seems pointless,” has been repeatedly cited, scrutinized, analyzed, and dissected, because it encapsulates the bleak eternity that the godless face.
It’s sad that these intelligent minds look at the same world that believers do, yet fail to recognize the orderliness that demands a Creator. The nature they worship and material they observe is the proof of a Force beyond their vision and for eternal life. Yet as Paul wrote, the Spirit is absent from them and thus, hope.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?