Faith in Science? (Part II)

By Jon|January 16, 2012|Faith and Reason, Modern Philosophy, Philosophy|

In the last post on faith in science we were left wondering why there is such a strong trust in what the scientific process or method yields for us. Auguste Comte was fascinated with this last stage, this greatest achievement of humanity, the discovery of science. Even today science continues to attract an almost cult-like following. Earlier this week, the bishop of Barcelona noted that it seems the greatest crisis in the world is

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“The Greatest Crisis in the World Is One of Faith, Especially in Europe” (gran crisis de este mundo, pero especialmente de Europa, es una crisis de fe)

By Jon|January 11, 2012|Faith and Reason, News Commentary|

These are the words of the Archbishop Carlos Osoro of Valencia, Spain. “gran crisis de este mundo, pero especialmente de Europa, es una crisis de fe” I completely agree. I would become even more specific and say that it is based in a lack of understanding of why 'faith' is something reasonable to begin with. The crisis of faith is caused by a belief that only that which can be empirically demonstrated

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The Pope’s Unholy Alliance with a Dictator-Example Humanist Attack

By Jon|January 10, 2012|Enlightenment, Faith and Reason, Modern Philosophy, News Commentary, Politics, Religion, Theism/Atheism|

This article probably is not worth my time, but I'll critique it despite that…. “Scandal is too mild a term to describe the abuse of children at the hands Roman Catholic priests. [indeed] But whatever word you fix on – “atrocity”, “obscenity”, I can't find the right one – you cannot doubt that rape was all about power [sorry how does rape make a rapist more powerful?], as the feminists of the 1970s

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